Sentence: Sentenced to life imprisonment in 1981; charges against him unknown.
Ehsan Ismail (Hasan Ismail, Aishan Simayi) was sentenced to life imprisonment on 28 July 1981 by the Kashi [Kashgar] Intermediate People’s Court, East Turkestan. The charges against him are unknown.
He might have been released already, since if a prisoner follows prison regulations and shows signs of reform, a life sentence may be commuted to fixed-term imprisonment of up to 20 years.
U.S. Congressional-Executive Commission on China, Entry for “Ehsan Ismail” in Political Prisoner Database (CECC Record Number: 2004-02259), available at: http://ppd.cecc.gov/QueryResultsDetail.aspx?PrisonerNum=2259
[Last updated: November 2011]