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Entry of 5656
Testifying party (submitted by third party)
The main testifier is Memetrasul Hesen, born on August 10, 1964. Originally from Qaghiliq County, he has obtained Kyrgyz citizenship and now lives in Bishkek. The testimony is also supplemented by information from a written appeal submitted by Rayim Pulatov, a relative of the victim, to the Chinese Consul in Kyrgyzstan.
Victim's relation to testifier
The victim is Memetrasul's sister and Rayim's relative.
About the victim
Meryem Hesen is from Kashgar's Qaghiliq County.
[The ethnicity on her ID is marked as "Uzbek". However, Memetrasul insists that their family is Kyrgyz, and as such she will be reported as Kyrgyz here.]
In Kashgar, presumably.
When victim was detained
It is not clear when (and if) the victim was detained.
Probable (or official) reason for detention
She has been out of contact for years, together with ~30 other of Memetrasul's and Rayim's relatives. In his letter, Rayim mentions that he fears that the family has been detained and taken to "re-education camps".
How did the testifier learn about the victim's status?
By absence of contact.
Suspected human rights violations
Article 19: We all have the right to make up our own minds, to think what we like, to say what we think, and to share our ideas with other people wherever they live, through books, radio, television and in other ways.
Entry created: 2018-12-13
Last updated: 2019-06-29
Latest update from testifier: 2019-06-01