The Chinese authorities have sentenced the renowned Uyghur singer and musician, Tursun Sheyih, to ten years in prison on July 30, 2021, Uyghur Times Uyghur edition reports. Uyghur scholar Abduwali Ayub confirmed the news to Uyghur Times on April 3.
Ablajan Awut Ayup is an Uyghur pop singer who went missing in 2018. Born in 1984, he grew up with his five siblings in a peasant family in the village of Guma in the Hotan district.
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.