Entry of 5385       

Abduweli Sawut

Potential Chinese variants: 阿不都韦力·沙吾提, 阿卜杜外力·沙吾提, 阿布都外力·沙吾提

Chinese ID: 65????1980??????O? (place of origin unclear)

Age: 35-55    Detention reason: unclear    Detention type: formal prison
Gender: M    Detention time: before 2017    Health status: unclear
Ethnicity: Uyghur    Profession: tradesperson    Location: unclear

List(s): Before Chen Quanguo

Testifying party (submitted by third party)

"Aykün Awut" (Twitter handle: @Aykn90919772)

Victim's relation to testifier

The victim is the testifier's cousin.

About the victim

Abduweli Sawut, born in 1980. He was an interior designer and a father of four.

Victim's location


When victim was detained

Arrested on the same day as the testifier's uncle, Eziz (Entry 3545) - i.e., in January 2014.

Probable (or official) reason for detention

"gathering with his friends" (unclear what the official reason might be)

Victim's status

Serving a 7-year prison sentence.

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

As with the testifier's uncle, this appears to have been a part of a large crackdown in which very many people (hundreds/thousands) were arrested, and as such was probably well known among the many people affected.

Additional information


Supplementary materials

original testimony

Entry created: 2019-04-14

Last updated: 2019-04-14

Latest update from testifier: 2017-01-01