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Qalchan Amet

Chinese ID: 654221195304271820 (Dorbiljin)

Age: 55+    Detention reason: unclear    Detention type: house/town arrest
Gender: F    Detention time: Apr. 2018 - June 2018    Health status: has problems
Ethnicity: Kazakh    Profession: unclear    Location: Tacheng

List(s): Victims for journalists/delegates to visit or inquire about, Camp releases (late 2018 / early 2019), Victims with foreign residence

Testifying party (submitted by third party)

Most testimonies and Testimony 9+11: Oralqan Abenqyzy moved to Kazakhstan from China with her family in 2016. She has already obtained Kazakhstan citizenship. Her Kazakh ID number is 810204000. Lives in Almaty Region.

Testimony 10: Abdolla A’ben, born on November 22, 1976 in Kurt village (库尔特村) Erdaoqiao township (二道桥乡), Emin county, Tacheng prefecture. Citizen of Kazakhstan since 2018.

Victim's relation to testifier

Most testimonies and Testimony 9-11: mother

About the victim

Qalchan Amet (哈力恰木•阿买提), born on April 27, 1953, passport no. E58552090. Chinese ID no. 654221195304271820. Kazakhstan PIN: 530427000161. Lives in Kurt village (库尔特村) No. 000204, Erdaoqiao township (二道桥乡), Emin county, Tacheng prefecture.

Her youngest son died of the political pressure. She attended his funeral under escort and had to return to the re-education camp in two hours.

Victim's location

Kurti Village, Dorbiljin (Emin) County, Tarbagatai(Tacheng) Region, Yili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang, China

When victim was detained

April 2, 2018

Reason given for detention


Victim's status

She had gallbladder surgery on June 10, 2018.

G. A. Bunin: at the beginning of January 2019, I was able to confirm through a source who knows the testifier that the victim has been transferred from camp to what is presumably house arrest.

Testimony 10: Released in December 2018. Two male police officers stayed at her home during the first week after her release.

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

not stated

Additional information

Testimony 11: The victim was sent to a hospital two times, in June for surgery and in September after her son’s suicide, both visits took 15 days before she was taken back to a concentration camp.

Supplementary materials

Testimony 1
Testimony 2
Testimony 3
Testimony 4
Testimony 5
Testimony 6
Testimony 7
Testimony 8
Testimony 9
Testimony 10
Testimony 11

Entry created: 2018-10-31

Last updated: 2018-10-31

Latest update from testifier: 2019-04-20