依斯波拉提 · 托兰木
Unknown, Ghulja (Yining)
Suspected Reasons for Arrest or Detention
Official Reason for Arrest or Detention
13 November 2021
Yesbolat’s family members overseas have lost contact with him two days before he was detained on 13 November 2021. He lived in a Uyghur neighborhood in Ghulja (Yining) County where more than 40 people had been detained. Starting from 2017, the local authorities used to summon him and question him at least once or twice a week about other residents of the village. The police confiscated his passport in 2018 and threatened him numerous times. According to the last voice message Yesbolat sent to his family, who now lives in Kazakhstan, the police asked him many questions about praying five times a day in the same mosque with Uyghurs and asked what other members of his congregation talked about. His other relatives were threatened and warned against disseminating information about Yesbolat. His family members overseas believe that he was taken away because he had a beard, a noticeably short one.
During his detention, Yesbolat was taken to a hospital for a week, a designated hospital for internment camp and prison detainees, where he had medical treatment. He is a calm person who doesn’t like conflicts. 64-year-old Yesbolat focussed on his own life, minding his own business. He was a quiet person who prayed regularly. His family hopes for his immediate release so that he can receive proper and regular medical treatment for longstanding health issues.
Date of Birth
1 March 1958