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Meryem Hesen

Potential Chinese variants: 麦热亚木·艾山, 买热叶木·艾山

Chinese ID: 653126196209150369 (Kaghilik)

Age: 55+    Detention reason: unclear    Detention type: unclear
Gender: F    Detention time: unclear    Health status: unclear
Ethnicity: unclear    Profession: unclear    Location: Kashgar

List(s): Victims for journalists/delegates to visit or inquire about, Memetrasul Hesen's relatives

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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.

Victim's location

In Kashgar, presumably.

When victim was detained

It is not clear when (and if) the victim was detained.

Probable (or official) reason for detention


Victim's status

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.

Additional information


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.

Supplementary materials

video testimony
photo with family
letter to consul

Entry created: 2018-12-13

Last updated: 2019-06-29

Latest update from testifier: 2019-06-01