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15th March 2021, 15:56:50 UTC

Uyghur businessman Ekpar Asat went missing in April 2016.

Convicted without any known trial on charges of “inciting ethnic hatred and ethnic discrimination” and sentenced to 15 years in prison, there are grave concerns for Ekpar Asat’s condition and wellbeing.

Ekpar Asat has been held in solitary confinement since January 2019, according to information shared with his family. It is believed that his prolonged isolation, malnutrition, and lack of access to proper medical care has caused his health to dramatically deteriorate.


Ekpar Asat is a Uyghur businessman dedicated to helping older people and children with disabilities. He founded a popular social media app that featured information on a variety of current affairs and cultural topics.

He is currently detained in a prison in Xinjiang’s Aksu prefecture.

It is estimated that up to a million Uyghurs, Kazakhs and other predominantly Muslim people have been held in the “transformation-through-education” centres.

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Director Wang Jiang
Prison Administration Bureau of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region
No 380, Huanghe lu, Urumqi People’s Republic of China
830000, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region
People’s Republic of China

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