Uighur refugees

Muhammed Tohti Metrozi - Amnesty archive picture

Muhammed Tohti Metrozi went missing in Rawalipindi, Pakistan, on 16 July 2003. An independence activist, he had fled there from Xinjiang where he had spent two months in detention on suspicion of separatist activity.

He was accepted as a refugee by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and was awaiting resettlement to Sweden at the time of his disappearance. He has not been seen since he went to meet a Pakistani government official.

He is reported to have been returned to China, detained, and possibly tried, in connection with his activities to help Uighur refugees in Pakistan and his application for asylum.