Isa Husen

Sentenced in June 2005 to 12 years in prison; charges unknown.

Isa Husen (Eysa Husen) was born in 1966 in Toksu (Shin he in Chinese). He graduated from Shixeza Agricultures University in 1988 and after his graduation he was employed by Toksu agricultural office. Later he was vice-chief of Kichikyultuz villages in Toksu until he was arrested on August 1994.

In February 1994 he had founded the “Justice Party of East Turkestan” in Toksu and was elected president. In this position, he denounced the unjust policies of the Chinese government against the Uyghur people and was arrested few months after the founding of the party in August 1994.

He was sentenced to nine years in prison and was released in 2003. After his release, he did not participate in any kind of political activities, but he was highly respected by the people in Toksu. The Chinese authorities therefore considered him a dangerous person and arrested him again in June 2005 without presenting evidences against him. He was sentenced to 12 years in prison on unknown charges.

He is currently held in Urumqi, but the exact prison is unknown.

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WUC-UNPO Report for the Consideration of the Committee against Torture (CAT)

World Uyghur Congress, 3 November 2008

WUC — The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) has prepared this report in collaboration with the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) for the consideration by the Committee Against Torture (CAT) on the eve of their session on the fourth periodical report submitted to it by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in line with the provisions as laid down in the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (hereafter “the Convention”).

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