Prison, Kona Sheher County, Kashgar
Suspected Reasons for Arrest or Detention
Official Reason for Arrest or Detention
Buayshem’s cousin told Amnesty International from his home in the USA that Buayshem, a housewife and a farmer from Guleluke Xiang, Payzawat County, was sentenced to 4–5 years’ imprisonment in early 2016 for teaching Qur’an. Her father found out about this from a trusted source when he went to visit his daughter in May 2016. Buayshem’s cousin has lost connection with his family in China and is unable to gather further information about her whereabouts. Buayshem has several family members held in detention facilities, including her cousin Nejibulla Ablet.
Buayshem’s cousin told Amnesty International that Buayshem is a good friend from childhood. The family used to visit the village in summer and spend weeks and months with the cousins.
Date of Birth
Guleluke Xiang, Gulluk Township, Payzawat County (Jiashi), Kashgar Prefecture