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Qairat Ahmer (海拉提·阿合米尔)

Chinese ID: 652525196201010358 (Toli)

Age: 55+    Detention reason: unclear    Detention type: documents withheld
Gender: M    Detention time: Jan. 2018 - Mar. 2018    Health status: has problems
Ethnicity: Kazakh    Profession: art & literature    Location: Tacheng

Testifying party (submitted by third party)

Testimony 1+3+5+6: Kulziya Zhumagul, born on March 4, 1961, citizen of Kazakhstan.

Testimony 2: Qurmangul Madinam Islamqyzy and others (group testimony video)

Testimony 4: Maman Qairat.

Victim's relation to testifier

Testimony 1+3+5+6: husband

Testimony 2: unclear

Testimony 4: father

About the victim

Qairat Ahmer (海拉提*阿合米尔) is a member of the Xinjiang Writers' union and World Writers Union. He has published 200 poems and 15 novels, and has worked in the Bureau of Culture of 27 years.

He was summoned by the local authorities in China on January 4, 2018, and had his documents seized. All of his family members are in Kazakhstan.

Victim’s address: Kipchak Road (喀普其克路), Residence 4, No. 321, Tuoli county seat, Tuoli county, Tacheng prefecture

Victim's location

In Tacheng, presumably, at his home address.

When victim was detained

not in detention

Probable (or official) reason for detention

not in detention

Victim's status

Had his documents seized.

Testimony 3: has developed hypertension and heart disease (testifier attributes this to separation from his family).

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

Testimony 6: in July 2018, the testifier sent him an invitation letter with the approval of the Embassy of China in Astana. In September, she wrote a letter to the local authorities to ask about his reunion with his family in Kazakhstan. At the end of 2018, there were still no replies.

Additional information

name appears on the Writer’s Union lists:

Supplementary materials

Testimony 1
Testimony 2
Testimony 3
Testimony 4
Testimony 5
Testimony 6

Entry created: 2018-12-24

Last updated: 2019-07-15

Latest update from testifier: 2019-03-14