247. PERHAT TURSUN

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Sex                              Male

Birth date                1969-01

Birth place              Atush, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region

Resident place      Urumqi, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region

Education               B.A. in Uyghur Language at Department of Minority Languages and Literature, Beijing Central University for Nationalities (1989), PhD in Chinese Philology, Central University for Nationalities (2011)

Profession               Uyghur poet and novelist, researcher át People’s Arts Center of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (member of Xinjiang Writers Association)

Date of arrest          2018-01-30

Organ of arrest       Unknown

Cause of arrest        Unknown

Charge                         Unknown

Date of sentence     Not yet

Organ of sentence  Not yet

Sentence                     Not yet

Defender                  

Place of jail              One of Vocational Education and Training Centers, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region

Situation in jail      Unknown

Date of release        Not yet

Family contact       

Donation to

Case adopted by     Uyghur PEN, ICPC

Current Status        Investigation

References
http://uyghurvictims.org/index.php?title=Perhat_Tursun
https://medium.com/fairbank-center/uyghur-poetry-in-translation-perhat-tursuns-elegy-902a58b7a0aa
https://foreignpolicy.com/2015/10/01/china-xinjiang-islam-salman-rushdie-uighur/