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Entry of 6598

Buzeynep Abdureshit
Buzeynep Abdureshit
Likely place of origin
place of origin unclear
Likely current location
Last reported det. type
formal prison (7 years)
When first detained
Jan. 2017 - Mar. 2017
Probable detention reason
"disturbing public order"
Health status
Forced labor cases  Covered in international media  From prolonged detention to prison  Testimonies mentioning specific prisons  Testimonies mentioning specific factories 

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Testifying party

An anonymous shahit.biz volunteer.

Victim's relation to testifier

No relation.

About the victim

Buzeynep Abdureshit, 27 years old (as of September 2019), was a religious student in Egypt, studying Islam for two years and then returning to China in 2015, where she planned to study medicine.

The popular Mandarin rendition of her name is 布再娜甫·阿布都热西提, but it is not confirmed that this is the official rendition on her documents (which are not currently available).

Victim's location

The Xinjiang Women’s Prison.

Address: 1327 Dongzhan Road, Urumqi (乌鲁木齐市东站路1327号). [This is also the location of the Qixin Clothing Factory/Company (新疆启新服装有限责任公司).]

Google Maps address: https://www.google.com/maps/@43.9351367,87.5810662,1129m/data=!3m1!1e3

Phone number: 0991-6614592

When victim was detained

She was detained on March 29, 2017 in Urumqi, after her return from the United States, where she was visiting her father-in-law. She was thereafter transferred to an unspecified location in Aksu, prior to being given a 7-year sentence on June 5, 2017 (to be served in the Xinjiang Women's Prison).

Probable (or official) reason for detention

According to the Chinese embassy in Canberra, the victim was sentenced to 7 years imprisonment and 2 years deprivation of political rights on June 5, 2017 for the crime of "assembling a crowd to disturb social order".

Victim's status

In prison, serving a 7-year sentence (to theoretically be followed by 2 years of deprivation of political rights).

There was also some concern about her health as she was reportedly pregnant at the time of her detention. According to the Chinese side, medical examinations conducted before her arrest showed that she was not.

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

A number of publicly available reports (NGO and media) have covered her case:

UHRP report: https://docs.uhrp.org/pdf/UHRP_Disappeared_Forever_.pdf
CECC report: https://www.cecc.gov/sites/chinacommission.house.gov/files/documents/CECC%20Pris%20List_20181011_1424.pdf
The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/feb/25/i-miss-her-so-much-australian-man-pleads-for-wifes-release-from-chinese-prison
Amnesty International: https://www.amnestyusa.org/urgent-actions/urgent-action-update-uyghur-woman-held-incommunicado-for-2-years-china-ua-222-17/
ABC (Australia): https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-06-24/uighur-community-in-australia-fear-reports-of-crackdown-in-china/9824554
RFA: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/australia-mother-08192019154513.html

Additional information



relative (non-victim)

Suspected human rights violations

Article 4: Nobody has any right to make us a slave. We cannot make anyone else our slave.
Article 7: The law is the same for everyone. It must treat us all fairly.
Article 8: We can all ask for the law to help us when we are not treated fairly.
Article 9: Nobody has the right to put us in prison without a good reason, to keep us there or to send us away from our country.
Article 10: If someone is accused of breaking the law they have the right to a fair and public trial.
Article 11: Nobody should be blamed for doing something until it has been proved that they did it. If people say we did something bad, we have the right to show this was not true. Nobody should punish us for something that we did not do, or for doing something which was not against the law when we did it.
Article 13: We all have the right to go where we want to in our own country and to travel abroad as we wish.
Article 18: We all have the right to believe in what we want to believe, to have a religion, or to change it if we want.
Article 23: Every grown up has the right to a job, to get a fair wage for their work, and to join a trade union.
Article 25: We all have the right to a good life, with enough food, clothing, housing, and healthcare. Mothers and children, people without work, old and disabled people all have the right to help.

Supplementary materials

4corners documentary
photo with husband
Australia Dep. Foreign Affairs e-mail

Entry created: 2018-12-31

Last updated: 2019-07-13

Latest update from testifier: 2019-09-18