Additional Name(s): يالقۇن روزى, 亚力坤·肉孜, 牙里坤·肉孜

Gender: Male

Perpetrator: China

Ethnic Group: Uyghur

Religion or Belief: Muslim – Unspecified/Other

Reports of Torture: No

Reports of Medical Neglect: No

Sentence: 15 Years' Imprisonment

Date of Sentencing: January//2018

Current Status: Not Released

Religious Leader: No

Most Recent Type of Abuse: Imprisonment

Reason for Persecution: Ethnoreligious Identity

Nature of Charges: Subversion

Yalqun Rozi

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Yalqun Rozi is imprisoned for his ethnoreligious identity. 

In late 2016, authorities in Urumqi municipality, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), detained Rozi, a literary critic, writer, and former editor of the official Xinjiang Education Press, reportedly in relation to his work starting in 2001 as part of an official XUAR committee revising Uyghur-language textbooks for use in XUAR schools. Rozi's detention came amid mass detentions of largely Muslim ethnic minorities in XUAR for reasons including expression of ethnic or cultural identity.

In January 2018, Rozi was reportedly sentenced to 15 years in prison for “inciting subversion of state power.”