The Persecution of the Intellectuals in the Uyghur Region Continues
"Since April 2017, the Chinese government has interned, imprisoned, or forcibly disappeared at least 338 intellectuals as part of its intensified assault on Uyghurs."
List of Uyghur intellectuals imprisoned in China from 2016 to the present
(Last up-dated on January 31st, 2019)
Medical Researchers and Doctors
1.Halmurat Ghopur,(M) Former rector of Xinjiang Medical University, head of XUAR Medical Oversight Bureau, physician, PhD
2.Abbas Eset,(M) Instructor at Xinjiang Medical University, physician, PhD
3.Nurmemet Emet(M) Head of Uyghur Traditional Medicine Dept., Xinjiang Medical University PhD
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.Perha tBekhti,(M) Vice Rector of hospital attached to Xinjiang Medical University
7.Abduqeyum Tewekkul,(M) Physician, Kashgar Prefectural People's Hospital
8.Enwer Abdukérim, (M0 Physician, Kashgar Prefectural People's Hospital
9.Husen Hesen(M) physician, Kucha Uyghur Medicine Hospital
10.Ebeydulla Hesen(M) physician, XUAR Uyghur Medicine Hospital
11.Tahir Hesen(M), physician, Kucha people's hospital
12.NejibullaAblat(M) cardiologist, Kashgar NO:2 people's Hospital.
13 Dolqun Tursun(M), XUAR Department of Preventive Medical.
14.Ilham Imam(M), ENT specialist, XUAR medical University hospital
15.Gulshen Abbas(F) doctor, XUAR Nurbagh Petroleum Hospital
16.Abdurehimjan Emet(M), physician XUAR Uyghur Medicine Hospital
17.Erkin Abdurehim (Oghuz),(M) Professor, Kashgar University, retired
18.Metréhim Haji,(M) Professor, Kashgar University
19.EnwerIsma'il,(M) Associate Professor, Kashgar University
20.EnwerQadir, (M ) Associate Professor, Kashgar University
21.Gülnar Obul,(F) Professor, Kashgar University
22.Erkin Ömer,(M) Professor, Kashgar University, school principal
23.Mukhter Abdughopur,(M)Instructor, Kashgar University
24.Qurban Osman,(M) Instructor, Kashgar University
25.Ablajan Abduwaqi,(M) Professor, Kashgar University; chair, Mathematics Department
26.Rahile Dawut,(F) Professor, Xinjiang University; PhD
27.Arslan Abdulla,(M) Former dean, Philology Institute, Xinjiang University; Professor; Head of XUARPeople's Government Cultural Advisors' Office
28.Abdukérim Rahman,(M) Professor, Xinjiang University
29.Gheyretjan Osman,(M) Professor, Xinjiang University
30.Tashpolat Téyip,(M) Professor, Xinjiang University; school principal
31.Alim Ehet,(M) Instructor, Xinjiang University; Developer of UyghurSoft software suite
32.Dilmurat Tursun,(M) Instructor, Xinjiang University
33.Batur Eysa,(M) Instructor, Xinjiang University
34.Rehim Rehmitulla,(M) Instructor, Xinjiang University
35.Erkin Imirbaqi,(M) Instructor, Xinjiang University
36.NurbiyeYadikar,(F) Instructor, Xinjiang University
37.Nebijan Hebibulla,(M) Instructor, Xinjiang University
38.Asiye Muhemmedsalih,(F) Instructor, Xinjiang University
39.Abdusalam Ablimit,(M) Instructor, computer center, Xinjiang University
40.Abdubesir Shükri,(M) Professor, Dean, Philology Institute, Xinjiang Normal University
41.Abduqadir Jalalidin,(M) Professor, Xinjiang Normal University; poet,
42.Jemile Saqi,(F) Instructor, Xinjiang Education Institute, PhD; wife of AbduqadirJalalidin
43.Yunus Ebeydulla ,(M) Professor, Xinjiang Normal University
44.Ababekri Abdureshit,(M) Instructor, Xinjiang Normal University, PhD
45.Nur'eli Shahyaqup,(M) Instructor, Xinjiang Normal University, PhD
46.Nurmuhemmet Ömer (Uchqun),(M) Instructor, Xinjiang Normal University, PhD
47.Kamil Metréhim,(M) Professor, Pedagogical Institute, Ürümchi Vocational University
48.Arzugül Tashpolat,(F) Lecturer, Xinjiang Engineering Institute; Arrested together with husband EkremTursun
49.Zulpiqar Barat (Özbash),(M), Former instructor, Xinjiang University; PhD
50.Nijat Ablimit,(M) Instructor, Kashgar University
52.Dilmurat Ghopur,(M) Vice Rector, Xinjiang University
53.Abduréhim Rahman,(M) Associate Professor, Xinjiang University; PhD; husband of Ruqiye Osman
54.Ruqiye Osman,(F) Administrator, Xinjiang University Library; wife of Abduréhim Rahman
55.Imam, the computer center of Xinjiang University.
56.Weli Barat,(M) Former dean of Xinjiang University.
57.Mutellip Sidiq Qahiri(M) associate professor, Kashgar University.
58.Enwer Sidiq(M), Lecturer of physics, Xinjiang Normal University
59.Nijat Sopi,(M) Professor, Ili Teachers College; PhD; dean, Literature Department.
60.Barat Tursunbaqi,(M) Former rector, Hotan Teachers College [Dazhuan]
61.Ablet Abdurishit (Berqi),(M) Associate Professor, Xinjiang Education Institute; PhD; poet
62.Khalmurat Eysajan,(M) Instructor, Ili Pedagogical Institute
63.Ömerjan Nuri,(M) Instructor, Hotan Teachers College [Dazhuan]
64.Azat Sultan,(M) Chairman, XUAR Literature and Arts Union; Chair, Xinjiang Writers Association; Professor; Literature expert
65.Gulazat Tursun(F) Law school Xinjiang University, Human rights specialist.
66.Kerimjan Abdurehim(M), Insctructor, poet, Kashgar Education Institute.
67.Adil Ghappar(M), Lecturer, Xinjiang Normal University.
68.Juret Dolet(M), Director of Student Affair Office, Hotan Teachers College
High & middle School Teachers
69.Ablajan Memet,(M) Konisheher Number one High school.
70.Ehmetjan Jume(M), Konisheher Number one high school
71.Sajidigul Ayup(F) Konisheher Number one high school.
72.Abla Memet(M) former principal of Kucha NO:1 high school, reworded in 2017 in chemistry.
73.Niyaz Imin,(M) Former teacher, Kucha County NO:1 Middle School
74.Ekrem Islam,(M) Vice Principal, Sanji City NO:3 Middle School
75.Dilraba Kamil,(F) Instructor, Ürümchi 92 Middle School
76.Tursunjan Hézim,(M) Instructor, Aqsu 1 Middle School
78.Ablet Shemsi,(M) Instructor, Kucha County Ishkhala Village Middle School
79.Adil Tursun,(M) Vice Principal, senior teacher, Kashgar Old City County 1 Middle School; National-Level Expert
80.Shahip Abdusalam (Nurbeg),(M) Instructor, KelpinCounty 1 Middle School; poet
81.Zohre Niyaz (Sayramiye),(F) Instructor, Bay County Sayram Village Middle School; poet
82.TurdiTuniyaz,(M) Former Principal, Ürümchi City Experimental Middle School
83.AlimYawa,(M) Former instructor, Peyzawat County Güllük Village Middle School; poet
84.Ilham Tahir,(M) Teacher (fired), middle school attached to Kashgar Normal University; son of Tahir Talip
Journalists, Editors and Publishers
85.Ablikim Hesen,(M) Head of Uyghur Department and senior editor, Xinjiang Youth Press;
86.Yalqun Rozi,(M) Editor, Xinjiang Education Press,
87.Qadir Arslan,(M) Editor, Xinjiang Education Press
88.Mahibeder Mekhmut,(F) Editor, Xinjiang Education Press
89.Ayshem Peyzulla,(F) Editor, Xinjiang Education Press
90.Tahir Nasir,(M) Former head, former assistant head editor, Xinjiang Education Press; XUAR People's Government education inspector
91.Wahitjan Osman,(M) Editor, Xinjiang Education Press, poet
92.Erkin Muhemmet,(M) Editor, Xinjiang Education Press
93.Ekber Sirajidin,(M) Editor, Xinjiang Education Press
94.Yasin Zilal,(M) Head editor, "Tarim" Journal; poet
95.Abdurakhman Ebey,(M) Former chief, former senior editor, Xinjiang People's Press
96.Ekhmetjan Mömin (Tarimi),(M) Senior editor, Xinjiang People's Press , PhD
97.Qurban Mamut,(M) Former head editor, former senior editor, "Xinjiang Culture" Journal
98.IlhamWeli,(M) Chair, senior editor, "Xinjiang Gazette" Uyghur Editorial Department
99.Mirkamil Ablimit,(M) Vice Chair, senior editor, "Xinjiang Gazette" Uyghur Editorial Department
100.Memtimin Obul,(M) Editor, "Xinjiang Gazette" Uyghur Editorial Department
101.Jür'et Haji,(M) Editor, "Xinjiang Gazette" Uyghur Editorial Department
102.Erkin Tursun,(M) Editor, director, Ili Television Station
103.Abduréhim Abdulla,(M) Senior editor, Xinjiang Audiovisual Press; poet
104.Enwer Qutluq (Nezeri),(M) Editor, Xinjiang Television Station; poet
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.Mirzahit Kérim,(M) Former editor (retired), Kashgar Uyghur Press; writer
107.Mehmutjan Khoja (Ümidwar),(M) Editor, "Xinjiang Youth" Journal; poet
108.Ablajan Siyit,(M) Vice head editor, senior editor, Kashgar Uyghur Press
109.Osman Zunun,(M) Former head editor, senior editor, Kashgar Uyghur Press, retired
110.Abliz Ömer,(M) Former head editor, senior editor, Kashgar Uyghur Press, retired
111.Osman Ehet(M) music editor, Qarluq electronic
112.Erkin Ibrahim (peyda)(M) publisher, CEO of ogen publishing company.
113.Chimen'gül Awut,(F) Senior editor, Kashgar Uyghur Publishers; poet
114.Tahir Talip,(M) Senior editor, "Kashgar Daily," poet, public figure
115.Khalide Isra'il,(F) Editor, "Xinjiang Gazette," retired; writer
116.Méhrigül Tahir,(F) Instructor, Kashgar Preschool Teachers Training School; daughter of Tahir Talip
117.Abdurahman Abdurehim(M) Kashgar Uyghur press, editor
118.Memetjan Abliz Boriyar(M), Kashgar Uyghur Press, editor, writer
119.Memet Sidiq(M), Kashgar Uyghur Press
120.Anargul Hekim,(F), Kashgar Uyghur Press
121.Guzelnur Qasim(F), Kashgar Uyghur Press
122.Mahinur Hamut,(F) Kashgar Uyghur Press
123.Erkin Emet(M), Head of Kashgar Uyghur Press
124.Emrulla Enwer(M) Kashgar Uyghur Press
Poets, Writers and Scholars
125.Perhat Tursun,(M) Researcher, XUAR People's Arts Center; PhD; writer, poet
126.Abbas Muniyaz,(M) Professional writer, XUAR Writers' Association
127.Muhter Helil Bughra(M), Poet, XUAR TV Station
128.Idris Nurulla,(M) Independent translator, poet
129.Qasimjan Osman (Ghazi),(M) Civil servant, Peyzawat County Party Committee Propaganda Department; poet
130.YasinJanSadiq (choghlan)(M) writer, XUAR writers association
131.Osman Hoshur(M), Writer, participant of Uyghur textbook.
132.[[Memet Emet chopani, Writer, poet
133.Ibrahim Alptekin(M) poet, publisher, Artush
134.AbduqadirJüme,(M) Independent translator, poet
135.Nezire Muhemmedsalih,(F) Independent writer; wife of AdiljanTuniyaz; daughter of MuhemmedsalihHajim
136.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
137.[[Memet'éliAbdurehim, (M ) Former head of XUAR Language Committee, retired
138.Tahir Abduweli,(M) Researcher, XUAR Language Committee
139.Alimjan,(M) Researcher, XUAR Language Committee
140.Na'iljanTurghan,(M) Researcher, XUAR Language Committee
141.Küresh Tahir,(M) Researcher, Xinjiang Social Sciences Academy; son of Tahir Talip
142.Abdurazaq Sayim,(M) Vice Head of Xinjiang Social Sciences Academy; senior researcher
143.Gheyret Abdurahman,(M) Researcher, Xinjiang Social Sciences Academy; Vice Head, Language Institute, Xinjiang Social Sciences Academy
144.Abduqéyum Mijit,(M) Researcher, Ethnic Culture Research Institute, Xinjiang Social Sciences Academy
145.[[Sajide Tursun, (F ) Postdoctoral researcher at Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious Diversity in Gottingen, Germany
146.Abbas Burhan,(M) Researcher, XUAR Education Department; Vice Principal, Ürümqi, Number 10 Elementary School
147.Ablimit,(M), Independent researcher of Uyghur classical literature; PhD
148.[[Gulbahar Eziz, Writer, Poet, Lawyer.
149.AdiljanTuniyaz,(M) Former staff, Xinjiang People's Radio Station; poet; husband of Nezire Muhemmedsalih
150.Dilmurat Tursun(M) researcher, Urumchi Municipal education department,
151.Adil Rishit(M) researcher, XUAR Educational Press
152.[[Tursunjan Muhemmet Marshal, website editor, Writer
153.Tursunbeg Yasin(M), Blogger, writer
154.Tuniyaz Osman(M), writer, former Judge, Aksu seismology Deparmet.
155.[[Omerjan Hesen (Bozqir) writer, Translator, Blogger, Aksu Forestry Department Actors,directors, Hosts, singers
156.Mekhmutjan Sidiq,(M) Director, Xinjiang Television Station
157.Ekhmetjan Metrozi,(M) Technician, Xinjiang Television Station
158.Qeyum Muhemmet,(M) Associate Professor, Xinjiang Art Institute; actor; host ; husband of Aynur Tash
159.Aynur Tash,(F) Ürümchi People's Radio Station, retired for health reasons; wife of QéyumMuhemmet
160.Erkin Tursun,(M) Editor, director, Ili Television Station
161.Es'et Éziz,(M) Chief, Ürümchi People's Radio Station Uyghur Editorial Department
162.Zulpiqar Köresh,(M) Editor, Xinjiang Television Station; singer
163.Abdurehim Heyit(M) singer
164.Zulpiqar Koresh(M) host, XUAR TV station
165.ReshideDawut(F) singer, XUAR theater
167.Adil Mijit(M) comedian, XUAR Theater
168.Senuber Tursun(F) singer, XUAR theater
169.Aytilla Ela(F), singer, XUAR Theater
170.Ablet Zeydin(M) XUAR TV station, editor
171.Peride Mamut(M), singer, actor, Karamay Theater
172.Zahirshah Ablimit(M), singer
173.Ablajan Awut Ayup(M), singer, “Uyghur Justin Baber”
174.Memetjan Abduqadir(M) singer, actor
175.Mahire Yusup(F) singer, Urumchi Song and Dance Troup
176.Nurshat Mijit(M) Singer, song writer, Bortala
177.Qeyser Abdukerim(M), computer engineer, poet.
178.Metyasin Metqurban(M) Bilkan electronic company, CEO, computer engineer
179.Perhat Zahir(M) computer engineer
180.Abdurahman Memetabla(M) computer engineer, CEO, Rawanyol electronic company.
181.Nurshat(M) Graphic designer, Qarluq Electronic Company
182.Abletjan Ismail(M), Creator of Yaltapan software, IT engineer of XUAR Government website ts.cn,
183.Sirajidin Qarluq(M), Qarluq electronic, co, ltd,
184.Amannisa Qemirdin(F) accountant, Qarluq Electronic Company.
185.Reyhangul Mehmut(F) graphic designer, Qarluq electronic
186.Yusup Ehmet(M) graphic designer, Qarluq electronic
187.Emetjan,(M) Qutlan Electronic Company, computer engineer
188.Mukhtar Rozi,(M) Computer expert; programmer
189.Ekber Eset(M) Website designer, CEO, Bagdax electronic
190.Dilshat Perhat (Ataman),(M) Founder, "Diyarim" Website
Photographers and Painters
191.Nijat Memtimin,(M) Employee, Kashgar Prefectural Government Information Office; photographer
192.Mutellipjan Memtimin,(M) Owner, "Kashgar White Steed Photo Studio"; photographer
193.Ablikimjan(M), designer, Kashgar Preschool Teachers School
194.Ablimit Ablikim,(M) MA student, Shanghai Arts Institute
195.Arzugül Abdurehim,(F) Received MA in Japan
196.Abdurishit Imin(M) XUAR Department of Agriculture
197.Gülbahar Éziz,(F) Civil servant, XUAR Prison Administration Office; psychology Counselor; Lawyer
198.Ghalip Rahman,(M) vice chief, Urumchi municipal court, Judge.
199.Ekber Ebeydulla(M) Kashagr Cultural Heritage Protecting Departmen.
200.Ebeydulla Ibrahim(M) Writer, Editor in Chief, Xinjiang Youth,
201.Mihray Mijit(F), Principle of #20 Primary School, Editor of Uyghur Textbook.
Supplement: imprisoned intellectuals from other Turkic ethnic groups in Xinjiang
202.Qabilqan Sadiq,(M) Editor, Xinjiang Education Press; Kazakh
203.Esqer Junus,(M) Researcher, Xinjiang Social Sciences Academy; Kyrgyz
204.HörmetjanAbdurahman (Fikret),(M) Professor, Xinjiang University; Uzbek
205.MambetTurdi,(M) Professor, Xinjiang Normal University; literary critic; Kyrgyz
206.Abdurahman Eziz(M) Writer, Ermudun, Yengisheher, Kashgar, Kyrgiz
207.Dina Igemberdi(F) Painter, Urumqi Tianshan District, Tuanjielu, No 78.[[Kazakh
208.Nurbaqit Qadir(M), editor, Xinjiang Education Press. Kazakh
209.Maqadas Aqan(M), editor, Xinjiang Education Press. Kazakh
210.Turnan Qasim(M), CCP XUAR regional committee, propaganda branch
211.Jelil Abdurahman(M), Urumqi Education Departmen
212.Hamut Yasin(M), Xinjiang Education Press
213.Abduqeyum Tohtaji(M), Xinjiang Experiment High school
214.Aygul Imin(F), Teaching &Study office of Tianshan Dsitrict, Urumqi Education Department.
215.Mahire Rozi(F), Urumqi 16# High School,
216.Abdusalam Turdi(M), Department of Physics, Xinjiang Normal University
217.Enwer Sidiq(M), Department of Physics, Xinjiang Normal University
218.Ghalip Nasir(M), Administration Office, Xinjiang Normal University
219.Rena Mamut(M), Library, Xinjiang Normal University
220.Umit(M) Affiliated High School of Xinjiang Normal Uniersity.
221.Rizwangul(F) Affiliated High School of Xinjiang Normal University.
222.Eysa Qadir(M), Xinjiang Agriculture University
223.Ababekri Ablet(M), Rector of Hotan Teachers College
224.Memetrishat Zunun(M), Xinjiang Huan Tourism Co.ltd
225.Gheyret Eysa(M), Kashgar 10# High School, publisher
226.Dawut Obulqasim(M), Koknur biotechnology Co.ltd
227.Buhelchem Tursun(F), former official of Urumqi Import and Export Department
228.Telet Qadiri(M), Uyghur textbook for grade 8 editor, Xinjiang education Press.
229.Hamutjan Hekim(M), Uyghur textbook for Grade 8 editor, Xinjiang education Press
230.Shirmuhemmet Jarup(M) Uyghur textbook editor, Xinjiang Education Press
231.Perhat Kazim(M) Uyghur textbook editor, Uyghur textbook editor
232.Eysajan Turdi Achchiq(M), Uyghur textbook for Grade 8 editor
233.Muqeddes Mirza(F), Uyghur textbook for Grade 8 editor
234.Enwer Omer(M), Uyghur textbook for Grade 8 editor
235.Hebibulla Eli(M), Uyghur textbook for Grade 8 editor
236.Jewlan Jelil(M), Uyghur textbook for Grade 8 editor
237.Abdurehim Osman(M), Kashgar CCP local branch vice chairman of religious and ethnic affair
238.Shemsidin(M), physician, XUAR Number 2 Hospital
239.Zamanidin Pakzat(M), poet, instructor, Preschool teachers college
240.Gulchihre Chongelem Eziz(F), writer
241.Ablikim Kelkun(M) comedian, XUAR Theater
1. This list is composed of Uyghur intellectuals whose imprisonment has been confirmed by the Uyghur Diasporas. 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 in China and some relatives of detainees in Diasporas.
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 here in, 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.
4. In January 9th, the order are reorganized, after this time the order will be the same, if I add some individuals they should under the “Other intellectuals”
For further information and pictures about imprisoned individuals, please contact Abduweli Ayup
(Last up-dated on January 31st, 2019)
Notes: Nurshat Mijit, he released January 18, but is unknown where he is.
Collected by Abduwali Ayup @Tahir Hamut