China: Further information: Detained Uighur has nervous breakdown: Hankezi Zikeli

Index Number: ASA 17/0073/2019

Hankezi Zikeli, who is detained in a “transformation-through-education” centre in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR), is believed to have suffered a nervous breakdown in the camp. An aunt of Gulchehra Hoja, a Washington based journalist, Hankezi Zikeli 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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