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Ababekri Ömer

Sentenced in or around October 2008 to six years in prison for “splittism and revealing state secrets”

According to Radio Free Asia (25 August 10), in October 2007, public security officials in Tianshan district, Urumqi, East Turkestan, detained Ababekri Ömer, a Uyghur man originally from Ghulja, in apparent connection to a video tape with “unhealthy content” in his possession. A source familiar with the case reported that authorities also detained Ababekri Ömer’s wife and held her in detention for 26 days.

One year after he was taken into detention, a court tried Ababekri Ömer and sentenced him to 6 years in prison. The exact charges against him are not known, but the source familiar with the case said the court accused Ababekri Ömer of being a member of Hizb ut-Tahrir.

He is currently held at the Xinjiang Number 3 Prison in Urumqi.


Radio Free Asia (RFA), Ghuljida 2 uyghur cheklengen widio körgenliki üchün qamaqqa höküm qilinghan, 25 August 2010, available at:

U.S. Congressional-Executive Commission on China, Entry for “Ababekri Ömer” in Political Prisoner Database (CECC Record Number:  2010-00343), available at:

[last updated: October 2019]