China’s New Security Concern – The Kazakhs

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty, 8 August 2017

By Galym Bokash, Ruslan Medelbek & Nurtai Lakhanuly – Relations between Kazakhstan and China have been good for more than two decades now.

The two neighboring countries have what could easily be described as excellent economic ties, with trade between them totaling billions of dollars annually.

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Muslim Ethnic Minority Students ‘Incommunicado’ After Repatriation to China

Radio Free Asia, 7 August 2017

By Qiao Long – Seven ethnic minority Kazakhs who hold Chinese passports are in hiding in Turkey after their political asylum applications were rejected by Kazakhstan, with two others now incommunicado after being repatriated to China from Egypt, sources told RFA on Monday.

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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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Open Letter from USCIRF Vice Chair Sandra Jolley to Gulmira Imin on the 8th Anniversary of Her Arrest

USCIRF, 14 July 2014

Dear Gulmira:

I write to you as July 14th comes to an end. On that day eight years ago, as you know all too well, Chinese government officials arrested you. While this open letter may never reach you, I want you to know that as a Commissioner on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, I am ardently advocating on your behalf.

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China: Where are the Uyghurs disappeared after the July 5, 2009 unrest?

Uyghur Human Rights Project, 3 July 2017

In the wake of unrest in Urumchi in 2009 reports of Uyghurs forcibly disappeared in security sweeps of the city’s neighborhoods emerged in media articles and the reports of human rights organizations.

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Uyghur Woman Missing Three Years After Being Sent Back From Vietnam

Radio Free Asia, 25 June 2017

By Shohret Hoshur — A young Uyghur woman deported from Vietnam to China after trying to join her family in exile has vanished in police custody, her father says, breaking a three-year silence to ask for information on her whereabouts and condition.

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China Orders Uyghurs Studying Overseas to Return Home

Voice of America, 15 May 2017

Voice of America — Chinese officials are reported to have ordered Uyghurs studying in schools outside of China to return to their hometowns by May 20.

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Uyghurs Studying Abroad Ordered Back to Xinjiang Under Threat to Families

Radio Free Asia, 10 May 2017

By Shorhet Hoshur — Uyghur students enrolled in schools outside China are being ordered by Chinese authorities to return to their home towns by May 20, with family members in some cases held hostage to force their return, sources in Xinjiang and in Egypt say.

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