Anwer Ablimit, a renowned Uyghur musician, used to work for an oil extraction unit in Karamay. His nephew in exile lost contact with him in 2017. In 2019 he heard that Ablimit had been sentenced to 15 years in prison by the Chinese government. The nephew does not know his whereabouts.
"Ablimit's only crime is being an Uyghur. My uncle has always been a hard worker and loves arts and his own culture", his nephew explains. "He is a well-known character Karamay." The nephew in exile demands the Chinese government to release his uncle Anwer Ablimit and reunite him with his family.
Uyghur intellectuals, artists, religious leaders, and rich people have been the main targets of China's genocidal crackdown against the Uyghur people.
Source: Anwer Ablimit nephew's Twitter Account