Published by RFA, 21 December 2009
HONG KONG—China is defending its deportation of 20 ethnic minority Uyghurs who had fled to Cambodia in the wake of deadly ethnic rioting, as the United States voices “deep concern” over the move.
The ethnic Uyghurs sought asylum in Cambodia following deadly ethnic riots this summer in China’s far western region of Xinjiang. China says they are suspected criminals.
They were deported back to China on Saturday despite international protests and fears that they could face trial, torture, and execution in China.Continue Reading →