拜斯尔 · 阿布力米提
Suspected Reasons for Arrest or Detention
Nature of studies and work, preservation of Uyghur culture and language
Official Reason for Arrest or Detention
End 2017-beginning 2018
Abdudesir was the dean of the Institute of Literature of Xinjiang Normal University before being detained in February 2018. His son, now based in Germany, told Amnesty International that he lost contact with him in 2017 and he doesn’t know whether his father is now in an internment camp or in prison. According to some unconfirmed sources, he was given a life sentence, but the Chinese authorities have not provided any information or communicate any official charges. His son believes that Abdudesir was imprisoned because of his job. He is a famous scholar and his field of study is Turkology. He is also an editor and before being detained his activities focused on protecting and preserving the Uyghur culture and language. It appears that a family member was able to visit him in detention in the past but now this is not allowed anymore. He suffers from diabetes and needs medication.
He is a hard-working person who used to spend hours in the library. He loves walking with his son and discussing different topics with him. His son added that Abdudesir has a good sense of humour and is very talkative.
Date of Birth
18 July 1965
Dean of Institute of Literature, Xinjiang Normal University