Omir Bekali

Salient allegations
Abuse or tortureUnknown crimeSurveillance/Profiling
Ethnicity
Kazakh
Medium
Interview
Summary
Bekali describes to AP abuse and torture against those like him who refused to relent from practices deemed extremist by his captors. Includes his direct testimony. "When Bekali, a Kazakh Muslim, refused to follow orders each day, he was forced to stand at a wall for five hours at a time. A week later, he was sent to solitary confinement, where he was deprived of food for 24 hours. After 20 days in the heavily guarded camp, he wanted to kill himself."
Testimony type
firsthand