“He was sentenced to life,” the officer told RFA on May 25.
Another police officer contacted by RFA said that Hushtar Isa had been working at the Yong’an Driving School, and that he was currently in prison. Five others from the school had been detained with him, two of whom had already been sentenced to prison terms, he said. The officer said he could not provide information about the identities of the other three. The news came the same day that Chinese authorities issued a statement denying the claim that Dolkun Isa’s mother, Ayhan Memet, had died in a “re-education” camp, and claiming that their family was living peacefully.