叶尔森 · 图尔森别克
Suspected Reasons for Arrest or Detention
Studying the Quran and praying
Official Reason for Arrest or Detention
35-year-old farmer Ersinbek is currently serving an 18-year sentence in Shihu Prison. According to his relatives, he was taken away in January 2018 simply because he prayed regularly and studied in a madrasa, a kind of college for studying Islam, in Almaty where he had been learning the Qur’an for about six months back in 2011. Based on the information available to his relatives, Ersin had been kept in an internment camp in Dörbiljin (Emin) County, Tacheng Prefecture for approximately a month before he was transferred to prison.
Ersin was healthy before he was detained. Everybody liked him. He was fond of researching various topics and studying the Qur’an. Ersin is very hardworking. He respects his parents very much and used to keep close contact with his relatives.
Date of Birth
27 November 1986