Uyghurs in Turkey fear China is leveraging its Covid-19 vaccine to have them deported to Xinjiang

By Isobel Cockerell
Jan 13, 2021

Activists are worried that China is using access to its coronavirus vaccine as a means to pressure Turkey into deporting Uyghur exiles back to the autonomous region of Xinjiang, where they face repression, possible forced labor and detention without trial.

Beijing recently ratified an extradition treaty with Turkey. Human rights groups say that the document could have devastating consequences for members of the country’s 50,000-strong Uyghur community. 

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