Shoret Nijat

Nijat, a student of Ilham Tohti, was arrested for his involvement with Tohti’s website Uyghurbiz, which promotes mutual ethnic understanding between Uyghurs and Han Chinese. He was sentenced in… More

Abliz Ömer

Ömer, a retired editor-in-chief, was arrested and detained in a sweep of staff at Uyghur-run Kashgar Publishing House in 2017 after the Chinese government declared that its books contained… More

Wahitjan Osman

Osman was arrested without charge in 2018 and is currently detained in one of the many Uyghur re-education camps. There is no known date set for his trial; others… More

Atikem Rozi

Rozi, a student of Ilham Tohti, was arrested for her involvement with Tohti’s website Uyghurbiz, which promotes mutual ethnic understanding between Uyghurs and Han Chinese. She was sentenced in… More

Writers at Risk Database

Iminjan Seydin

Uyghur historian and publisher Seydin disappeared in 2017 and was sentenced to 15 years in prison for “inciting extremism” in late 2019, likely for his involvement in publishing an… More

Ablajan Siyit

Siyit, the deputy editor-in-chief of the Uyghur-run Kashgar Publishing House, was detained in a sweep of arrests in 2018 for his role in the publication of books deemed “problematic”… More

Yasin Zilal

Yasin Zilal is a poet and the editor of Tarim, a monthly Uyghur literary magazine. In 2018, Zilal was arrested without charge and detained in a concentration camp as… More

Writers at Risk

Osman Zunun

Zunun, a staff member at Uyghur-run Kashgar Publishing House, was detained in a sweep of arrests for his role in the publication of books deemed “problematic” for their “improper”… More

Abdurahman Abey

Abey was arrested in July 2018 on suspicion of involvement in separatism and religious extremism, and his current whereabouts are unknown. A Communist Party official, Abey had worked in… More

Perhat Halmurat

Halmurat, a student of Ilham Tohti, was arrested for his involvement with Tohti’s website Uyghurbiz, which promotes mutual ethnic understanding. He was sentenced in a 2014 secret trial and… More