Category Archives: Writers in Prison

252. IMINJAN SEYDIN

Name                      Iminjan Seydin

Penname              

Sex                              Male

Birth date                1965-04-28

Birth place             Ustun Atush , Atush City, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region

Resident place      Urumqi, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region

Education               B.A. in History, Xinjiang University (1990)

Profession               Uyghur historian and publisher, associate professor of history at the Xinjiang Islamic Institute, legal representative, executive director and general manager of Xinjiang Imin Book Publishing Company

Date of arrest          2017-05=10

Organ of arrest       Tianshan District Branch of Public Security Bureau of Urumqi City, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region

Cause of arrest       Believed to be related to the publication of Arabic rhetoric books in 2014

Charge                         Propagating extremism

Date of sentence     2019-02

Organ of sentence  People’s Court of Tianshan District, Urumqi City, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region

Sentence                   15 years imprisonmnet, 5 years deprivation of political rights and 500,000 CNY fine

Defender                  Unknown

Place of jail               Unknown prison, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region

Situation in jail      Unknown

Date of release        2032-05-09 (?)

Family contact        Daughter Semire Imin (in USA)

Donation to

Case adopted by     ICPC

Current Status        Investigation

References
https://shahit.biz/eng/viewentry.php?entryno=5645
https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/asa17/1792/2020/en/
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/book-12112019155918.html
https://theunionjournal.com/prominent-uyghur-historian-confirmed-jailed-in-xinjiang-over-published-book/
https://religionnews.com/2020/02/13/a-daughters-duty-from-boston-a-uighur-woman-champions-her-fathers-release-in-china/
https://apnews.com/bcbf0108163c692e0dcab51bf5d3dca9
https://www.voanews.com/extremism-watch/uighur-woman-uses-social-media-pressure-china-releasing-her-father

85. GUO QUAN

Guo QuanSex                               Male

Birth date                1968-05-08

Birth place              Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province

Resident place      Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province Continue reading

149. XU ZHIYONG

Xu Zhiyong1Pen name               

Sex                               Male

Birth date                1973-03-02

Birth place              Minquan County, Shangqiu City, Henan Province

Resident place         Beijing City Continue reading

219. GUI MINHAI

Gui MinhaiPenname                Ah Hai

Sex                              Male

Birth date              1964-05-05

Birth place             Ning City, Zhejiang Province

Resident place       Düsseldorf, Germany (Swedish citizen)

Education                B.A. in History at Peking University (1985), M.A. in Humanities (1990) and Ph.D in History (1996) at University of Gothenburg Continue reading

114. CHEN WEI (Released)

Chen Wei Sex                              Male

 Birth date                1969-02-21

Birth place                 Sichuan Province

Resident place         Suining City, Sichuan Province

Education                  Beijing University of Technology (1988-1989)

Profession                 Freelance writer (ICPC honorary member) Continue reading

241. QIMANGUL AWUT

Name                      Qimangul Awut (aka Chimengul Awut)

Penname               Chimenqush (flower bird)

Sex                              Female

Birth date                1973

Birth place             Kashgar, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Continue reading

251. CUI HAOXIN

Penname                An Ran

Sex                              Male

Birth date                1979-02-20

Birth place              Jinan City, Shandong Province Continue reading

240. CHEN JIAHONG

Penname                Chen Wendan

Sex                              Male

Birth date                1966-09-27

Birth place              Pingpo Village, Longsheng Town, Beiliu County, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Continue reading