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Entry of 7432
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.
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.
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?
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/
Entry created: 2018-11-14
Last updated: 2020-01-19
Latest update from testifier: 2019-11-11