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Govt should not be hasty in deportation of Uighurs to China

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 12:48

Detained Uighurs should be granted immediate access to the UNHCR, says Lawyers for Liberty.

Arrested Uighurs might have been in Kingdom

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 12:34
Children, part of a group of asylum seekers, sit in a truck as Thai Immigration officials escort them to a court in Songkhla province on March 15, 2014. Photo: Tuwaedaniya Meringing / AFP

Five people, including three presumed ethnic Uighurs from China, were arrested on Sunday after a retired Thai police officer drove them illegally across the Cambodian border, Thai media reported yesterday.

From Tibet to Taiwan, China’s Periphery Watches Hong Kong Protests Intently

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 19:34
 show of police force in Xinjiang Province, China, where Uighurs complain of repression. Credit Color China Photo, via Associated Press

As hundreds of protesters continue to occupy the streets of Hong Kong, challenging China’s Communist Party leaders with calls for greater democracy, much of the world anxiously awaits signs of how Beijing will react to their demands.

Despite father's life sentence, Jewher Ilham stays hopeful for his release

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 19:32
  Jewher Ilham attends classes at IU and Ivy Tech while her family remains in China. Since her father was arrested in China in January, she has fought for his release. Ben Mikesell

In the holding room of the Beijing airport, Jewher Ilham had a choice to make. She could remain in China with her father — detained and barred from travel — or trek to the United States alone. 

Uighur, Bengalis nabbed in Sa Kaeo

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 19:29
Some of the Uyghurs being held at an immigration detention center in southern Thailand, March 14, 2014.

 A combined force of police and military rangers arrested five illegal migrants — three suspected ethnic Uighurs from northwest China and two Bangladeshi men — in Aranyaprathet district yesterday.

Once a Draw, Restive Region in China Suffers After Unrest

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 19:24
 Kanas Lake has been popular with tourists, but reports of terrorism have caused numbers to dip. Credit Gilles Sabrie for The New York Times

The two amateur photographers stood on a hill overlooking the sparkling river in this remote alpine park, waiting for nomads to emerge from their white yurts and herd cows across a bridge.

Rights group urges Malaysia not to deport Uygur migrants to China

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 19:21
Suspected Uygurs from Xinjiang sit inside a temporary shelter after they were detained near the Thailand-Malaysia border in this file picture from March. Photo: Reuters

Kualal Lumpur-based Suaram asks Malaysia's government not to deport 155 ethnic Uygurs, including 76 children, who were discovered in the country illegally by immigration officials

Xinjiang party boss Zhang Chunxian calls for hard and soft lines to tackle terror

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 19:14
Zhang Chunxian says a tough hand is needed to crack down, and a tough hand is also needed for education.

Xinjiang's party boss is pushing a hard and soft line to tackle terrorism in the region, calling for better public education and handling of local grievances alongside a tough crackdown on extremists.

Innocent Bystander Shot by Police in Xinjiang’s Bugur Violence

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 23:46
Security forces participate in a military drill in Hotan, in northwest China's Xinjiang region, June 6, 2014.

Sources say the man may have been among civilians targeted by security forces.

155 Uighurs found holed up in two Bukit Jalil apartment units

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 23:43
Some of the illegals found in the two units

Immigration officers, acting on a tip-off, stormed into two apartment units in Taman Bukit Jalil, only to uncover what is believed to be human trafficking activities.

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