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Alimjan Helaji

Chinese ID: 6531??19????????O? (place of origin unclear)

Age: 18-35    Detention reason: other    Detention type: unclear
Gender: M    Detention time: before 2017    Health status: unclear
Ethnicity: Uyghur    Profession: private business    Location: unclear

List(s): Covered in international media, Before Chen Quanguo

Testifying party (submitted by third party)

This testimony has been imported from a report of disappearances collected by the World Uighur Congress.

Victim's relation to testifier


About the victim

Alimjan Helaji (阿里木江. 海阿洁) was disappeared at the age of 17 on July 10th in 2009 in Urumqi. He was a street fruit vendor. Alimjan was born in Kashgar. Little information on his disappearance is available.

Victim's location


When victim was detained

The victim was detained on July 10th 2009.

Probable (or official) reason for detention


Victim's status


How did the testifier learn about the victim's status?

First-person testimony from the victim's mother, Kurmangul. According to Kurmangul, The Chinese authorities had set up centers at two hotels in Urumqi—the Global Hotel and the Changcheng Hotel—for people to report missing people following the riots. She said during her visits to the centers, she had never come across Han Chinese looking for missing parents or siblings. The establishment of the centers shows that there could be a large number of people who went missing during the police crackdown.

Additional information

RFA article based on the testimony from the victim's mother Kurbangul: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/uyghur-05152012121344.html

Supplementary materials


Entry created: 2019-05-27

Last updated: 2019-06-01

Latest update from testifier: 2016-09-12