Adil Mijit is is a well-known Uyghur comedian who disappeared in November 2018. He had worked in a state-run performance troupe for three decades and believed that would protect him. "Mijit’s passport was seized by officials when he returned to China from visiting his family in Turkey in June 2017. During that visit, Mijit told his relatives that his colleagues had started disappearing and that government officials had come to his office and handed out forms, forcing people to tick a box saying whether they were Muslim. The family had urged him to stay with them in Turkey. Mijit insisted on returning to Xinjiang."