麦麦提阿比提 · 再丁
Prison, Changji city
Suspected Reasons for Arrest or Detention
Family member studying abroad
Official Reason for Arrest or Detention
Maimaitiabiti is a businessman from Kashgar who went missing at the end of April 2017 after being told by police that he could be prosecuted if a family member then studying in Malaysia failed to return to Xinjiang.
In September 2020, the person interviewed by Amnesty International and based in the USA managed to get confirmation, through a connection close to Maimaitiabiti’s family still in Xinjiang, that Maimaitiabiti is in prison with a seven-year sentence. It is believed that he is being detained for having a family member living and studying abroad. The person Amnesty International spoke with believes Maimaitiabiti spent time in an internment camp before being sent to prison and doubts whether there was a fair trial or whether Maimaitiabiti has had access to a lawyer of his choice.
Maimaitiabiti enjoys reading and he used to do a lot of charity work in his community. He is described as introvert but really kind.
Date of Birth
22 February 1954