Perhatjan

Detained in 2008; charges against him unknown.

According to Radio Free Asia (RFA), authorities in Aqsu district, East Turkestan, detained Uyghur restaurant manager Perhatjan in early September 2008, because he urged restaurant owners to challenge government policy requiring restaurants to stay open during the month of Ramadan, during which time observers of the holiday fast during the day.

RFA reports that an official from the Aqsu public security bureau beat Perhatjan.

Further details about the case, including Perhatjan’s current whereabouts, are not known.

Sources:

U.S. Congressional-Executive Commission on ChinaEntry for “Perhatjan” in Political Prisoner Database (CECC Record Number:  2008-00609), available at: http://ppd.cecc.gov/QueryResultsDetail.aspx?PrisonerNum=7108