Shafkat Abasi, a member of the Tatar ethnic minority, was detained by Chinese authorities on 13 March of 2017 and has not been heard from since. It is believed his detention is due to accessing foreign websites from his computer, connection with an elderly patient who is an imam, and his possession of banned religious books. His family have not been provided with any information and fear that he is at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.
- Release Shafkat Abasi (Xiafuhati Abasi) unconditionally and immediately unless there is sufficient credible and admissible evidence that he has committed an internationally recognized offence and is granted a fair trial in line with international standards, and
- Ensure that while he remains in detention, Shafjat Abasi (Xiafuhati Abasi) has regular, unrestricted access to family and lawyers of his choice, and is not subjected to torture and other ill-treatment
Contact below officials by 20 February, 2018:
Party Secretary of the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region Chen Quanguo 479 Zhongshan Lu Wulumuqi Shi, Xinjiang People’s Republic of China Salutation: Dear Secretary
Ambassador Cui Tiankai, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China 3505 International Place NW, Washington DC 20008 Phone: 1 202 495 2266 I Fax: 1 202 495 2138 Email: [email protected] OR [email protected] (If you receive an error message, please try calling instead!) Salutation: Dear Ambassador2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION