Perhat Tursun

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Perhat Tursun

Witer. He was arrested.

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Perhat Tursun

Testifying party

Darren Byler, Anthropologist, University of Washington

Relation to victim

Friend and Translator

About the victim

Perhat Tursun is a leading Uyghur fiction writer, poet and cultural critic. His writing focuses on urban alienation, Uyghur traditions and problems of human existence.

Victim's location

Unknown, likely in Urumchi

When victim was detained

January 30, 2018

Reason given for detention


Victim's status


How did you learn about victim's status?

News of his detention first circulated via social media. It was later confirmed during visits by international researchers in Urumchi.

Additional information


Supplementary materials

[Xinjiang Victims Database]