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Isa Husen

Sentenced in June 2005 to 12 years in prison; charges unknown.

Isa Husen (Eysa Husen) was born in 1966 in Toksu (Shin he in Chinese). He graduated from Shixeza Agricultures University in 1988 and after his graduation he was employed by Toksu agricultural office. Later he was vice-chief of Kichikyultuz villages in Toksu until he was arrested on August 1994.

In February 1994 he had founded the “Justice Party of East Turkestan” in Toksu and was elected president. In this position, he denounced the unjust policies of the Chinese government against the Uyghur people and was arrested few months after the founding of the party in August 1994.

He was sentenced to nine years in prison and was released in 2003. After his release, he did not participate in any kind of political activities, but he was highly respected by the people in Toksu. The Chinese authorities therefore considered him a dangerous person and arrested him again in June 2005 without presenting evidences against him. He was sentenced to 12 years in prison on unknown charges.

He is currently held in Urumqi, but the exact prison is unknown.


The information on Isa´s case was obtained by the WUC from sources in East Turkestan.

[Last updated: October 2019]