As Chinese, U.A.E. Officials Run For Top Interpol Positions, Dissidents Fear The Consequences

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November 24, 2021

Yidiresi Aishan, a Uyghur activist living in Turkey, was detained in Morocco on July 19 at the request of the Chinese government after Beijing issued a red notice through Interpol, a global agency that brings together police forces from 194 countries.

Following his arrest, activists raised concerns that Aishan’s case was politically driven and that, if returned to his native Xinjiang, the western Chinese province where Beijing has swept more than 1 million Uyghurs, Kazakhs, and other Muslim minorities into detention camps, he could face a similar fate.

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