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Search Results Detail for 'Memetjan Abdulla'
Personal Details
CECC Record Number: 2009-00384   Ethnic Group: Uyghur
Detention Status: DET/life   Sex: M
Issue Category: eth/spch   Age at Detention:
Main Name: Memetjan Abdulla   Religion: Muslim
Chinese Characters (Main Name): 买买提·阿布都拉, 买买提江*阿布杜拉 Occupation: journalist, radio
Alternate Name (Lay or Pen): Muhemmetjan/Memet/Muhemmet/   Affiliation:
Additional Name(s):   Residence Province: Beijing Shi (prov.)
Pinyin Name:   Residence Prefecture: (na)
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Imprisonment or Detention Details
Date of Detention: 2009/07/dd
Current Prison: Xinjiang (general location)
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Province Where Imprisoned (or Detained): Xinjiang Uyghur Auto. Region
Prefecture Where Imprisoned (or Detained): (na)
County Where Imprisoned (or Detained): (na)
Legal Process
Legal Process: chg/tri-close/sent   Formal Arrest Date:
Trial Court: Urumqi Intermediate People's Court   Trial Date: 2010/04/01
Sentence Court: Urumqi Intermediate People's Court   Sentence Date: 2010/04/01
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Short Summary
According to Radio Free Asia (26 August 09, 2 September 09), public security officers in Beijing took Uyghur Web site administrator Memetjan (Muhemmetjan) Abdulla away in mid-July 2009, after which time his whereabouts were unknown. Memetjan Abdulla was a journalist at China National Radio and also an administrator for the Web sites Uyghur Online and Selkin. Based on information that Memetjan Abdulla's friends sent to Radio Free Asia (20 December 10, 21 December 10), the Urumqi Intermediate People's Court tried and sentenced him to life in prison on April 1, 2010, at the same closed trial as for Gulmira Imin. Precise charges against him are not known. He reportedly translated a World Uyghur Congress announcement calling Uyghurs abroad to protest official handling of attacks against Uyghurs in Shaoguan, Guangdong, in June 2009, which he had taken from a Chinese-language Web site and reposted in translation on Selkin. He also reportedly spoke to foreign reporters in Beijing about the Shaoguan incident, which preceded demonstrations and riots in Xinjiang in July 2009. Authorities reportedly charged that he helped incite the July events. His prison location is not known.