More Uyghurs Detained in Cairo as Students Appeal to Al-Azhar For Help

Radio Free Asia, 12 June 2017

By Mamatjan Juma and Kurban Niyaz — Egyptian authorities continued this week to round up and deport ethnic Uyghurs studying at Cairo’s Al-Azhar Islamic University, prompting some to appeal directly to the university’s senior imam for his help in preventing their forced return to China, sources said.

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Chinese Police Detain ‘More Than 100’ Friends, Classmates of Kazakh Custody Death Imam

Radio Free Asia, 11 July 2017

By Qiao Long — Chinese authorities in the northwestern region of Xinjiang have launched a crackdown on supporters of an ethnic minority Kazakh imam who died in police custody last month, with authorities attributing the cause of death to “suicide,” sources in the region told RFA.

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Round-ups of Uyghurs Continue as Egypt, China Condemned by Rights Groups

Radio Free Asia, 10 July 2019

By Kurban Niyaz — Rights groups condemned Cairo and Beijing at the weekend for the detention and deportation to China of Uyghur students studying in Egypt, where desperate Uyghurs continued to try to avoid being rounded up by authorities.

At least 200 Uyghurs, many of them religious students, have been detained since July 4, rounded up in restaurants and at airports as they tried to flee to safer countries, they told RFA’s Uyghur Service.

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Egypt: Don’t Deport Uyghurs to China

Human Rights Watch, 8 July 2017

By Human Rights Watch — Egyptian authorities should not deport dozens of detained Chinese Muslim Uyghurs to China, where they are at serious risk of arbitrary detention and torture, Human Rights Watch said today.

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Weekly Brief July 7th

World Uyghur Congress, 30 June 2017

Egyptian Police Detain and Deport Uyghur Students

A number of Uyghur students studying in Cairo have been arrested in recent days, with reports indicating that some have already been returned to China with others at risk of deportation.

At least 12 Uyghur students were deported and put on a flight to China late Thursday (7 July 2017), and 22 more were detained for immediate deportation, three Egyptian aviation officials said. On July 4th, we were told that 30 Uyghur students were arrested at Eslem Uyghur restaurant in Cairo’s 7th district, including students working in the restaurant. Further reports indicate that more than 80 Uyghurs have been arrested in Cairo in July so far.

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Egyptian Police Detain Uighurs and Deport Them to China

New York Times, 6 July 2017

By Nour Youssef — At least 12 Chinese nationals were deported and put on a flight to China late Thursday, and 22 more were detained for immediate deportation, three Egyptian aviation officials said.

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USCIRF Condemns Ramadan Restrictions in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region

United States Commission on Religious Freedom, 5 July 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Muslims around the world recently marked the end of the holy month of Ramadan.  The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) strongly condemns the Chinese government’s restrictions on Uighur Muslims’ religious practice during Ramadan in the autonomous region of Xinjiang.

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China Detains ‘More Than 100’ Uyghur Muslims Returning From Overseas Pilgrimage

Radio Free Asia, 4 July 2017

By Qiao Long — Chinese authorities in the northwestern region of Xinjiang are holding hundreds of ethnic minority Uyghur Muslims after they returned from overseas pilgrimage, sources in the region told RFA.

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