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Entry of 6598
Justine, French citizen
Victim's relation to testifier
No relation, information is publicly available in the press.
About the victim
former director of the Xinjiang Education Supervision Bureau
When victim was detained
Probable (or official) reason for detention
According to one RFA source : "a message posted on a Chinese website in February 2017 said he was undergoing investigation for a serious breach of the party discipline. The post did not say what Sawut was accused of doing". Another source mentions a documentary shown in a political study meeting which depicted the case of Satar Awut who among others, is criticized "for attempting to split the country". Another media (BitterWinter) mentions charges of ethnic separatism.
[The official arrest notice from May 31, 2017 says 涉嫌受贿 (suspected bribery).]
Received the death penalty, suspended for two years.
[A Tweet from Ilshat Kokbore stated that he had allegedly died in detention, citing a "reliable source", but this has not been confirmed.]
How did the testifier learn about the victim's status?
Info in uyghur : http://uyghurvictims.org/index.php?title=Sattar_Sawut
Entry created: 2018-11-02
Last updated: 2019-10-12
Latest update from testifier: 2019-03-13