Monthly Archives: November 2017

Six Uyghurs Caught Escaping From a Thai Jail Could be Sent Back to China

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Of 25 ethnic minority Uyghurs from China who broke out of a Thai immigration detention center after tunneling through an exterior wall this week, 19 have remained uncaught after police detained six during and after the daring escape. Local media reports said Chinese officials have stepped up the pressure on Thai police to repatriate the six who were redetained, but ... Read More »

Uyghur Exile Leadership Passes to ‘Younger Generation’ in Munich Election

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World Uyghur Congress President Dolkun Isa (L) is shown with Omer Kanat (R), chairman of the WUC executive committee, Munich, Germany, Nov. 12, 2017. Leadership of the exile World Uyghur Congress (WUC) passed to a new generation in an election held in Munich at the weekend, with former WUC general secretary Dolkun Isa voted in as president and long-serving leader ... Read More »

Uyghur ‘Political Criminals’ Jailed Without Trial in East Turkistan (Xinjiang)’s Kashgar Prefecture

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Chinese occupation Authorities in Kashgar (in East Turkistan, Kashi) prefecture, in northwest China’s East Turkistan  (Xinjiang) region, are convicting ethnic Uyghur “political criminals” without trial and only notifying their families after sentencing them to prison, according to sources. Since April, thousands of Uyghurs accused of harboring “extremist” and “politically incorrect” views have been detained in political re-education camps and prisons ... Read More »