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Adil Qarim

Adil Qarim

Sentenced in 2008 to life imprisonment; charges unknown.

According to the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP), authorities in East Turkestan detained Adil Qarim, an imam at a mosque in Kucha county, Aqsu district, during a “security sweep” of Kucha in the aftermath of a reported series of bomb attacks in the county on 10 August 2008. An individual accused of involvement in the August 10 incident had attended the mosque. Adil Qarim denied having any links to the attack, according to the UHRP.

According to the UHRP, the local court of Kucha County has reportedly sentenced Adil Qarim to life in prison. Adil Qarim’s current whereabouts are not known.


U.S. Congressional-Executive Commission on ChinaEntry for “Adil Qarim” in Political Prisoner Database (CECC Record Number: 2008-00538), available at:

[last updated: October 2019]