Boz Prison, Ghulja (Yining)
Suspected Reasons for Arrest or Detention
Official Reason for Arrest or Detention
29 August 2019
Nighmat was taken away by police in August 2019, and his family believes it is because he is an ethnic Uzbek practicing Muslim. His brother living in Australia learned in 2020 that Nighmat was subsequently convicted of criminal offences and sentenced to two years’ imprisonment. However, no official information about a trial, crimes or evidence against him has ever been made public.
According to a trusted source, Nighmat is being held in a prison in Ghulja City (Yining) but his family members in Xinjiang are not able to communicate with him.
He likes travelling and has been to several places in China. Nighmat underwent heart surgery in 2012.
Date of Birth
21 April 1965
Worked at the Department of Water Management