艾麦提 · 图尔迪
Prison, Korla, LopNur county (Yuli)
Suspected Reasons for Arrest or Detention
Travelling to Egypt, being wealthy
Official Reason for Arrest or Detention
10 April 2017
Emet, the owner of a restaurant located in LopNur (Yuli) county, was detained in April 2017. According to the person Amnesty International interviewed, now based in The Netherlands, Emet was sentenced for “separatism”, reportedly without any known trial, and is now imprisoned in Korla city serving a life sentence. It is believed that the Chinese authorities have not shared any official documents about Emet’s status with his family members remaining in China, and that the reasons for his detention are the fact that Emet was a Uyghur businessman and travelled to Egypt. It is not known whether Emet was granted access to a lawyer of his choice and whether he is currently able to speak with his family.
Emet is married and has four daughters. He is described as a caring father who “loves spending time with his kids; his main hobby was spending time with them, travelling with them, bringing them to the mountains.” The person Amnesty International interviewed also added that Emet’s wife was detained while her husband was already in prison. She reportedly spent a year and a half in an internment camp and an additional year and a half in a camp where she was allegedly forced to make gloves for a very low salary that was not even guaranteed every month.
Date of Birth
5 February 1987
Korla, LopNur county (Yuli)