Entry of 5385       

Muqyiat Qaliolla (穆合亚提·哈力尤拉)

Chinese ID: 654221198511270031 (Dorbiljin)

Age: 18-35    Detention reason: relative(s)    Detention type: house/town arrest
Gender: M    Detention time: Jan. 2018 - Mar. 2018    Health status: unclear
Ethnicity: Kazakh    Profession: private business    Location: Tacheng

List(s): Victims for journalists/delegates to visit or inquire about, Camp releases (late 2018 / early 2019), Covered in international media

Testifying party (submitted by third party)

Testimony 1: Berikbol Muqatai came to Kazakhstan in 2003 and obtained Kazakhstani citizenship in 2008.

Testimony 2-8: Akikat Kaliolla was born on July 16, 1984; his ID number is 043035711.

Victim's relation to testifier

Testimony 1: nephew

Testimony 2-8: brother

About the victim

Muqyiat Kaliollauly.

Victim's location

Dorbiljin (Emin) County, Targabatai (Tacheng) Region, Yili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang, China

When victim was detained

Testimony 4: March 15, 2018

Testimony 8: Detained together with his brother (after his father and before their mother). Akikat had heard that he was verbally sentenced to 8 years, but would be released at the end of 2018 (which Akikat believes is the result of his campaigning).

Probable (or official) reason for detention

Likely because of his father's legal complaint (see entry 167).

Victim's status

Testimony 4: Judging from a phone call on January 27, 2019 (between Akikat and his family), his mother and his two younger brothers have been released (though likely to house arrest).

Testimony 5: According to someone who recently came to Kazakhstan from China, the family was once more taken to camp not long after the phone call.

Testimony 6: The victim is still under house arrest, with cameras installed in their home.

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

Testimony 4: they had a phone conversation on January 27, 2019.

Testimony 8: from people in Emin who came to Kazakhstan.

Additional information

This family's story has also been featured in the AFP story: https://www.yahoo.com/news/kazakh-families-torn-apart-chinas-xinjiang-crackdown-032511957.html

Global Voices has also covered Akikat's story: https://globalvoices.org/2019/02/09/i-wont-stop-kazakh-man-seeks-justice-for-family-caught-in-chinas-xinjiang-crackdown/

Supplementary materials

Testimony 1
Testimony 2
Testimony 3
Testimony 4
Testimony 5
Testimony 6
Testimony 7
Testimony 8
Akikat's Facebook post

Entry created: 2018-10-23

Last updated: 2019-08-18

Latest update from testifier: 2019-09-20