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Zhenishan Zhanbyrbai
Zhenishan Zhanbyrbai
吉鲁斯汗·加布里巴依
652701198609011716
Age
33
Gender
M
Ethnicity
Kazakh
Profession
unclear
Likely place of origin
Bortala
Likely current location
Bortala
Last reported det. type
formal prison (6 years)
When first detained
unclear
Probable detention reason
related to religion
Health status
unclear
Lists
Victims with foreign residence  Local media coverage  From prolonged detention to prison  Testimonies mentioning specific prisons 
2019-11-11

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Testifying party

Testimony 1|4|5|6|11: Zhanabil Zhan'byrbai, residing in Kazakhstan since 2015, born in 1989. (brother)

Testimony 2: Orazbek Alimbek, a resident of Kazakhstan. (relation unclear)

Testimony 3|8: Nauathan Zhaqyp, born in Xinjiang in 1962 but now a citizen of Kazakhstan. (mother)

Testimony 7: Ulbolsyn Orazbai, now a citizen of Kazakhstan. (sister-in-law)

Testimony 9: Tursyngazy Seithan, a resident of Kazakhstan. (brother-in-law)

Testimony 10|12: Ziliqa Qanibek, a resident of Kazakhstan, born in 1962. (aunt)

Testimony 13: Toqsan Zhenishan, born in 2010 and living in Kazakhstan. (son)

Testimony 14|15: Zhan'byrbai Qanibek, a resident of Kazakhstan, born in 1963. (father)

Testimony 16: Nauathan Zhaqyp, as reported by Radio Azattyq. (mother)

Testimony 17: Atajurt Kazakh Human Rights, as reported by Radio Free Asia Mandarin.

About the victim

Zhenishan Zhan'byrbai is married to Baqytgul Rahymbek, and the couple have two sons together.

Reported address: 40 Urhan Road, Chyndelhotgor Village, Shoiynpan Municipality, Bortala City (博乐市小营盘镇青得里浩特呼尔村乌尔汗路40号). [However, on an official Bortala City website, he and his wife are listed as being from Donzhar Village in Araltogai Farm (阿热勒托海牧场多尼吉尔村).]

Kazakhstan residence permit: 041373504.

Victim's location

Now in a prison approximately 9 kilometers from Bortala City (popularly known as 九公里 - literally "9 kilometers").

When victim was detained

Detained sometime in December 2017 - January 2018, and sentenced to 6 years of prison a few months later.

Probable (or official) reason for detention

For praying, according to his father.

Victim's status

In prison serving a 6-year sentence [according to a number of testimonies, though the Radio Free Asia report says 8 years].

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

Not stated.

Additional information

The victim's son is said to be having difficulties with his studies following his father's arrest. He is also in a difficult position since both his parents, as well as his brother, are now in China.

He and his wife are listed as among the families having received a 3000RMB reward from the city of Bortala for having no more than two children: http://archive.is/IXYkV

RFA coverage: https://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/ql2-10072019063854.html

Mentioned in Voices on Central Asia: https://voicesoncentralasia.org/between-hope-and-fear-stories-of-uyghur-and-kazakh-muslim-minorities-in-the-xinjiang-province/

Relatives

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Supplementary materials

Testimony 1
Testimony 2
Testimony 3
Testimony 4
Testimony 5
Testimony 6
Testimony 7
Testimony 8
Testimony 9
Testimony 10
Testimony 11
Testimony 12
Testimony 13
Testimony 14
Testimony 15
Testimony 16
testifier with victim's photo


Entry created: 2018-11-14

Last updated: 2020-01-19

Latest update from testifier: 2019-11-11