List of Uyghur intellectuals imprisoned in China from 2016 to the present

 

(Last up-dated on November 14th 2018)

1. Khalmurat Ghopur, (M) Former rector of Xinjiang Medical University, head of XUAR Medical Oversight Bureau, physician, PhD
2. Abbas Es'et, (M) Instructor at Xinjiang Medical University, physician, PhD
3. Nurmemet, (M) Head of Uyghur Traditional Medicine Dept., Xinjiang Medical University
4. Enwer Tokhti, (M) Instructor at Uyghur Traditional Medicine Dept., Xinjiang Medical University
5. Alim Pettar, (M) Instructor at Xinjiang Medical University, physician, PhD
6. Perhat Bekhti, (M) Vice Rector of hospital attached to Xinjiang Medical University
7. Erkin Abdurehim (Oghuz), (M) Professor, Kashgar University, retired
8. Metréhim Haji, (M) Professor, Kashgar University
9. Enwer Isma'il, (M) Associate Professor, Kashgar University
10. Enwer Qadir, (M ) Associate Professor, Kashgar University
11. Gülnaz Obul, (F) Professor, Kashgar University
12. Erkin Ömer, (M) Professor, Kashgar University, school principal
13. Mukhter Abdughopur, (M)Instructor, Kashgar University
14. Qurban Osman, (M) Instructor, Kashgar University
15. Ablajan Abduwaqi, (M) Professor, Kashgar University; chair, Mathematics Department
16. Rahile Dawut, (F) Professor, Xinjiang University; PhD
17. Arslan Abdulla, (M) Former dean, Philology Institute, Xinjiang University; Professor; Head of XUARPeople's Government Cultural Advisors' Office
18. Abdukérim Rahman, (M) Professor, Xinjiang University
19. Gheyretjan Osman, (M) Professor, Xinjiang University
20. Tashpolat Téyip, (M) Professor, Xinjiang University; school principal
21. Alim Ehet, (M) Instructor, Xinjiang University; Developer of UyghurSoft software suite
22. Dilmurat Tursun, (M) Instructor, Xinjiang University
23. Batur Eysa, (M) Instructor, Xinjiang University
24. Rehim Rehmitulla, (M) Instructor, Xinjiang University
25. Erkin Imirbaqi, (M) Instructor, Xinjiang University
26. Nurbiye Yadikar, (F) Instructor, Xinjiang University
27. Nebijan Hebibulla, (M) Instructor, Xinjiang University
28. Asiye Muhemmedsalih, (F) Instructor, Xinjiang University
29. Abdusalam Ablimit, (M) Instructor, Xinjiang University
30. Abdubesir Shükri, (M) Professor, Xinjiang Normal University; Dean, Philology Institute, Xinjiang Normal University ​
31, Abduqadir Jalalidin, (M) Professor, Xinjiang Normal University; poet, husband of Jemile Saqi
32. Jemile Saqi, (F) Instructor, Xinjiang Education Institute, PhD; wife of Abduqadir Jalalidin ​
33. Yunus Ebeydulla ​, (M) Professor, Xinjiang Normal University ​
34. Ababekri Abdureshit, (M) Instructor, Xinjiang Normal University, PhD ​
35. Nur'eli Shahyaqup, (M) Instructor, Xinjiang Normal University, PhD ​
36. Nurmuhemmet Ömer (Uchqun), (M) Instructor, Xinjiang Normal University, PhD ​
37. Abdurazaq Sayim, (M) Vice Head of Xinjiang Social Sciences Academy; senior researcher ​
38. Küresh Tahir, (M) Researcher, Xinjiang Social Sciences Academy; son of Tahir Talip ​
39. Ablikim Hesen, (M) Head of Uyghur Department and senior editor, Xinjiang Youth Press; poet ​
40.Chimen'gül Awut, (F) Senior editor, Kashgar Uyghur Publishers; poet ​
41. Abduqeyum Tewekkul, (M) Physician, Kashgar Prefectural People's Hospital ​
42. Enwer Abdukérim, (M0 Physician, Kashgar Prefectural People's Hospital ​
43. Memet'éli Abdurehim, (M ) Former head of XUAR Language Committee, retired ​
44. Tahir Himit, (M) Researcher, XUAR Language Committee ​
45. Alimjan, (M) Researcher, XUAR Language Committee ​
46. Na'iljan Turghan, (M) Researcher, XUAR Language Committee ​
47. Abbas Muniyaz, (M) Professional writer, XUAR Writers' Association ​
48. Perhat Tursun, (M) Researcher, XUAR People's Arts Center; PhD; writer, poet ​
49. Tahir Talip, (M) Senior editor, "Kashgar Daily," poet; father of Küresh Tahir, Ilham Tahir and
Méhrigül Tahir 
50. Ilham Tahir, (M) Teacher (fired), middle school attached to Kashgar Normal University; son of Tahir Talip
51. Niyaz Imin, (M) Former teacher, Kucha County #1 Middle School ​
52. Ekrem Islam, (M) Vice Principal, Sanji City #3 Middle School ​
53. Nijat Sopi, (M) Professor, Ili Teachers College; PhD; chair, Literature Dept ​
54. Barat, (M) Former rector, Hotan Teachers College [Dazhuan] ​
55. Abdurakhman Ebey, (M) Former chief, former senior editor, Xinjiang People's Press ​
56. Ekhmetjan Mömin (Tarimi), (M) Senior editor, Xinjiang People's Press ​
57. Yalqun Rozi, (M) Editor, Xinjiang Education Press, retired for health reasons; literary and social
critic ​
58. Qadir Arslan, (M) Editor, Xinjiang Education Press ​
59. Mahibeder Mekhmut, (F) Editor, Xinjiang Education Press ​
60. Ayshem Peyzulla, (F) Editor, Xinjiang Education Press ​
61. Tahir Nasir, (M) Former head, former assistant head editor, Xinjiang Education Press; XUAR People's Government education inspector ​
62. Wahitjan Osman, (M) Editor, Xinjiang Education Press, poet ​
63. Erkin Muhemmet, (M) Editor, Xinjiang Education Press ​
64. Ekber Sirajidin, (M) Editor, Xinjiang Education Press ​
65. Yasin Zilal, (M) Head editor, "Tarim" Journal; poet ​
66. Mekhmutjan Sidiq, (M) Director, Xinjiang Television Station ​
67. Ekhmetjan Metrozi, (M) Technician, Xinjiang Television Station ​
68. Qurban Mamut, (M) Former head editor, former senior editor, "Xinjiang Culture" Journal
69. Qeyum Muhemmet, (M) Associate Professor, Xinjiang Art Institute; actor; host ; husband of Aynur Tash
70. Aynur Tash, (F) Report, Ürümchi People's Radio Station, retired for health reasons; wife of Qéyum Muhemmet ​
71. Ablimit, (M) Independent researcher of Uyghur classical literature; PhD ​
72. Ablet Abdurishit (Berqi), (M) Associate Professor, Xinjiang Education Institute; PhD; poet ​ ​
73. Sajide Tursun, (F ) Postdoctoral researcher at Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious Diversity in Gottingen, Germany ​
74. Kamil Metréhim, (M) Chair, Pedagogical Institute, Ürümchi Vocational University; professor ​
75. Dilraba Kamil, (F) Instructor, Ürümchi #92 Middle School ​
76. Arzugül Tashpolat, (F) Lecturer, Xinjiang Engineering Institute; Arrested together with husband Ekrem Tursun ​
77. Tursunjan Hézim, (M) Instructor, Aqsu #1 Middle School ​
78. Abbas Burhan, (M) Researcher, XUAR Education Department; Vice Principal, Ürümchi City #10 Elementary School ​
79. Ablimit Ablikim, (M) MA student, Shanghai Arts Institute ​
80. Ablet Shemsi, (M) Instructor, Kucha County Ishkhala Village Middle School ​
81. Adil Tursun, (M) Vice Principal, senior teacher, Kashgar Old City County #1 Middle School; National-Level Expert ​
82. Arzugül Abdurehim, (F) Received MA in Japan ​
83. Zulpiqar Barat (Özbash), (M) Former instructor, Xinjiang University; PhD ​
84. Azat Sultan, (M) Chair, XUAR Literature and Arts Union; Chair, Xinjiang Writers Association; Professor; Literature expert ​
85. Idris Nurulla, (M0 Independent translator, poet ​
86. Shahip Abdusalam (Nurbeg), (M) Instructor, Kelpin County #1 Middle School; poet ​
87. Qasimjan Osman (Ghazi), (M) Civil servant, Peyzawat County Party Committee Propaganda Department; poet 
88. Zohre Niyaz (Sayramiye), (F) Instructor, Bay County Sayram Village Middle School; poet ​
89. Muhemmedsalih Hajim, (M) Researcher, Nationalities Research Institute, Xinjiang Social Science Academy, retired; translator of the Quran into Uyghur; religious scholar and translator; died at age 84 in a camp; father of Nezire Muhemmedsalih ​
90. Adiljan Tuniyaz, (M) Former reporter, Xinjiang People's Radio Station; poet; husband of Nezire Muhemmedsalih ​
91. Nezire Muhemmedsalih, (F) Independent writer; wife of Adiljan Tuniyaz; daughter of Muhemmedsalih Hajim ​
92. Ilham Weli, (M) Chair, senior editor, "Xinjiang Gazette" Uyghur Editorial Department ​
93. Mirkamil Ablimit, (M) Vice Chair, senior editor, "Xinjiang Gazette" Uyghur Editorial
Department ​
94. Memtimin Obul, (M) Editor, "Xinjiang Gazette" Uyghur Editorial Department ​
95. Jür'et Haji, (M) Editor, "Xinjiang Gazette" Uyghur Editorial Department ​
96. Erkin Tursun, (M) Editor, director, Ili Television Station ​
97. Abduréhim Abdulla, (M) Senior editor, Xinjiang Audiovisual Press; poet ​
98. Es'et Éziz, (M) Chief, Ürümchi People's Radio Station Uyghur Editorial Department ​
99. Alim Yawa, (M) Former instructor, Peyzawat County Güllük Village Middle School; poet ​
100. Enwer Qutluq (Nezeri), (M) Editor, Xinjiang Television Station; poet ​
101. Khalmurat Eysajan, (M) Instructor, Ili Pedagogical Institute ​
102. Zulpiqar Köresh, (M) Editor, Xinjiang Television Station; singer ​
103. Turdi Tuniyaz, (M) Former Principal, Ürümchi City Experimental Middle School ​
104. Ömerjan Nuri, (M) Instructor, Hotan Teachers College [Dazhuan] ​
105. Qeyser Qéyum, (M) Editor in Chief, "Literary Translations" Journal Committed suicide. Jumped off eighth floor of his office building after a police summons rather than face probable detention in the camps.
106. Abduqadir Jüme, (M) Independent translator, poet ​
107. Mirzahit Kérimi, (M) Former editor (retired), Kashgar Uyghur Press; writer ​
108. Nijad Memtimin, (M) Employee, Kashgar Prefectural Government Information Office; photographer
109. Mutellipjan Memtimin, (M) Owner, "Kashgar White Steed Photo Studio"; photographer ​
110. Mukhtar Rozi, (M) Computer expert; programmer ​
111. Mehmutjan Khoja (Ümidwar), (M) Editor, "Xinjiang Youth" Journal; poet ​
112. Méhrigül Tahir, (F) Instructor, Kashgar Preschool Teachers Training School;daughter of Tahir Talip
113. Nijat Ablimit, (M) Instructor, Kashgar University ​
114. Dilshat Perhat (Ataman), (M) Founder, "Diyarim" Website ​
115. Khalide Isra'il, (F) Editor, "Xinjiang Gazette," retired; writer ​
116. Ablajan Siyit, (M) Vice head editor, senior editor, Kashgar Uyghur Press ​
117. Osman Zunun, (M) Former head editor, senior editor, Kashgar Uyghur Press, retired ​
118. Abliz Ömer, (M) Former head editor, senior editor, Kashgar Uyghur Press, retired ​
119. Dilmurat Ghopur, (M) Vice Rector, Xinjiang University ​
120. Gheyret Abdurahman, (M) Researcher, Xinjiang Social Sciences Academy; Vice Head, Language Institute, Xinjiang Social Sciences Academy ​
121. Abduqéyum Mijit, (M) Researcher, National Culture Research Institute, Xinjiang Social Sciences
Academy ​
122. Abduréhim Rahman, (M) Associate Professor, Xinjiang University; PhD; husband of Ruqiye Osman 
123. Ruqiye Osman, (F) Administrator, Xinjiang University Library; wife of Abduréhim Rahman​
124. Gülbahar Éziz, (F) Civil servant, XUAR Prison Administration Office; psychology counselor; lawyer ​

Supplement: imprisoned intellectuals from other minority nationalities of Xinjiang

1. Qabilqan Sadiq, (M) Editor, Xinjiang Education Press; Kyrgyz
2. Esqer Junus, (M) Researcher, Xinjiang Social Sciences Academy; Kyrgyz
3. Hörmetjan Abdurahman (Fikret), (M) Professor, Xinjiang University; Uzbek
4. Mambet Turdi, (M) Professor, Xinjiang Normal University; literary critic; Kyrgyz

Note:

1. This list is composed of prominent Uyghur intellectuals whose imprisonment has been confirmed by the Uyghur diaspora outside China. The imprisonment of some individuals on the list has been investigated by Radio Free Asia; the imprisonment of the other intellectuals listed here has been confirmed by other reliable sources.

2. While considerable care has been taking in compiling and checking the list, obstacles have nonetheless been considerable, given the information blockade imposed on Xinjiang (Eastern Turkistan) by the Chinese government. As a result, there may be errors in the list. We ask readers’ help in correcting any such issues, compiling further information on the individuals listed herein, and adding other detained intellectuals to the list.

3. It is clear that the number of detained intellectuals greatly exceeds the number listed here. This list—and other lists of detained individuals—will be continually revised and expanded.

 

 

 

 

 

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