USCIRF Condemns Egypt’s Deportation of Uighur Muslims to China

USCIRF, 3 August 2017

USCIRF – The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) strongly condemns the irresponsible and hostile actions taken against Uighurs Muslims in Egypt. The government of Egypt continues a campaign of rounding up and deporting these individuals back to China, a country with a record of harsh repression of the Uighur community. Egypt began this campaign of arrests and deportations in early July and they continue today.

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Turkey to block anti-China media to dismay of Uighur activists

Middle East Eye, 4 August 2017

By Areeb Ullah – Turkey’s Uighurs community has voiced fear and concern over plans to impose a media blackout on reports critical of China, following a meeting between Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on Thursday.

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China targets Muslim Uighurs studying abroad

Financial Times, 1 August 2017

By Emily Feng – China has launched a campaign to repatriate and interrogate Uighurs studying overseas, the latest draconian measure against the Muslim minority.

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Detained Uyghur Students Held by Egypt’s Intelligence Service

Radio Free Asia, 19 July 2017

By Jilil Kashgary — Ethnic Uyghur students detained in Egypt for deportation to China are being held by the country’s national intelligence service, according to an activist, as a human rights group said the agency’s involvement is a clear indication that Beijing had ordered the roundup.

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Thailand Facing Dilemma Over Fate of Ethnic Uighurs

Voice of America, 14 July 2014

By Ron Corben — Thailand is facing a renewed dilemma over the fate of more than 60 ethnic Uighur asylum seekers amid reports of pressure by China for the group’s return.

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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.

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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, 7 July 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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