Akemanjiang

Sentence: Detained in 2008; further details on his case unknown.

According to Radio Free Asia (RFA), authorities in Aqsu district, East Turkestan, detained Uyghur restaurant manager Akemanjiang [name as recorded, possibly Exmetjan or Osmanjan in Uyghur] in September 2008, because he did not follow 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 Akemanjiang was beaten in detention.

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

Sources:

U.S. Congressional-Executive Commission on ChinaEntry for “Akemanjiang” in Political Prisoner Database (CECC Record Number: 2008-00614), available at: http://ppd.cecc.gov/QueryResultsDetail.aspx?PrisonerNum=7113

Freedom Forum Institute, In 2014: Free the Faithful, 11 January 2014, available at: https://www.freedomforuminstitute.org/2014/01/11/in-2014-free-the-faithful/

Daily Journal, Make Freedom of Religion a Priority in 2014, 17 January 2014available at: https://eu.thedailyjournal.com/story/news/2014/01/15/make-freedom-of-religion-a-priority-in-2014/4485379/

Human Right Without FrontiersChina, 2018. Available at: https://hrwf.eu/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/China-FBL-2018.pdf

[last updated: October 2019]