Witer. He was arrested.
If any reporters are interested in this news, feel free to contact with [Abduwali Ayup]. He has their pictures and other personal information.
Darren Byler, Anthropologist, University of Washington
Relation to victim
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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.
Unknown, likely in Urumchi
When victim was detained
January 30, 2018
Reason given for detention
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.