Suspected Reasons for Arrest or Detention
Official Reason for Arrest or Detention
“gathering a crowd to disturb public order and picking quarrels and provoking trouble”
Fatima’s uncle has not been able to contact his family members living in Xinjiang since May 2017 and has been protesting in the Netherlands on behalf of them and other Uyghurs since June 2018. Through an inquiry from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Chinese embassy in the Netherlands about his family members in 2020, he learned that Fatima and four other family members were imprisoned, including Mijit Gheni.
Fatima was sentenced to six years and six months in prison in March 2019 for “gathering a crowd to disturb public order” and “picking quarrels and provoking trouble”. No other information about the case of Fatima was provided by the Chinese authorities when responding to an inquiry from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2020.
Fatima was a housewife from Uqturpan County, Aksu Prefecture.
Date of Birth
Uqturpan (Wushi) County, Aksu Prefecture