Prison, Dadamutu, Ghulja (Yining)
Suspected Reasons for Arrest or Detention
Studying in Turkey
Official Reason for Arrest or Detention
Otkur was taken away from his home in Ghulja City in April 2017 for questioning about his studies in Turkey between 2012 and 2016. He never returned home, and his parents were told that he had been sent to an internment camp but were never able to find exactly where he was. Later, his parents were informed that he was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment. According to his brother now based in the USA, his parents were not allowed to attend his trial and never received any official court confirmation about the crimes or evidence against him. There is no official information about Otkur’s whereabouts, but he might be in Yining Municipal Prison. His mother was able to have a video conversation with him in February 2021 and said he looked gaunt and unrecognizable.
After returning from Turkey, Otkur focused on running a small supermarket his father opened. His family says he was healthy when he was taken away for questions. He likes sports a lot, including basketball and gymnastics.
Date of Birth
25 July 1990