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Urgent Action update: Detained Uighur has nervous breakdown

Hankezi Zikeli is detained in a “transformation-through-education” centre in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR) and is believed to have suffered a nervous breakdown. Hankezi Zikeli, a Washington based journalist and Gulchehra Hoja's aunt, is one of 25 relatives who have been detained since January 2018. Without any access to a lawyer, there are grave fears that they are at risk of torture or other ill-treatment.

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Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter included in English or Chinese to:


Party Secretary of the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region

Chen Quanguo

479 Zhongshan Lu

Wulumuqi Shi, Xinjiang

People’s Republic of China

Salutation: Dear Secretary Chen


Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.

HIS EXCELLENCY MR LIU XIAOMING, Embassy of the People's Republic of China, 49-51 Portland Place W1B 1JL, 020 7299 4049,

Please check with your section before sending appeals after the above date.

Please note that mail sent by post to the Chinese authorities should be the most reliable way to reach the target. Please do send copies to the Chinese embassy in your country




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