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Chinese ID: 6531??19????????O? (place of origin unclear)
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.
When victim was detained
The victim was detained on July 10th 2009.
Reason given for detention
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.
RFA article based on the testimony from the victim's mother Kurbangul: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/uyghur-05152012121344.html
Entry created: 2019-05-27
Last updated: 2019-06-01
Latest update from testifier: 2016-09-12