Suspected Reasons for Arrest or Detention
Travelling to Turkey to visit her son
Official Reason for Arrest or Detention
“Funding terrorist activities”
Suriye’s son, who is currently in Turkey, has not been able to contact his mother, Suriye, or his father or brother in Xinjiang since January 2018. He was told by a source in December 2019 that his family members had been sent to an internment camp. His father and brother were released, but his mother Suriye stayed in the camp. In February 2020, a person who claimed to be calling from the Chinese embassy in Turkey called her son and said Suriye had been convicted of “funding terrorist activities” and sentenced to five years in prison. No evidence against Suriye was provided.
Suriye is very friendly and likes cooking and travelling.
Date of Birth
23 March 1964
Shuiding Town, Huocheng County