Internment camp or in prison
Suspected Reasons for Arrest or Detention
Official Reason for Arrest or Detention
Rahile’s daughter told Amnesty International that the last time she spoke to her mother, Rahile, was December 2017. Since then, she has not been able to contact her mother, a prominent Uyghur scholar. She fears that her mother has been detained at an internment camp or prison in Xinjiang. When Rahile’s daughter, who lives in the USA, contacted relatives and her mother’s students back in China, no one was able to provide her with any information. “I am scared for my mom. I am really concerned about her health and safety,” Rahile’s daughter told Amnesty International. “She is an honest and assiduous teacher. She dedicated all her life [to] teaching and research. I can’t think of any reason why she should suffer.”
Rahile likes cooking, dancing, music and photography.
Date of Birth
20 May 1966
Scholar in Uyghur culture studies