库尔班 · 木提⻢
Suspected Reasons for Arrest or Detention
Having relatives abroad
Official Reason for Arrest or Detention
Qurban, a writer, journalist and retired journal editor, has not been seen or heard from by his son since November 2017. His son told Amnesty International that in September 2018 a source reported Qurban had been sent to an internment camp. There has since been no information about his whereabouts or condition. His son believes that his residence in the USA is the reason for his father’s detention.
Qurban retired as editor-in-chief of Xinjiang Civilization, a state-controlled Uyghur-language journal that promotes Uyghur culture and history. He designed and completed the building of his “dream home” in Urumqi in 2017. He also enjoys European classical music and Uyghur traditional music.
Date of Birth
Writer, journalist and retired journal editor