14 Uyghurs (1998 – 2004)

On 20 November 2004, Vladimir Bozhko, the deputy chairman of Kazakhstan’s National Security Agency, announced that “due to facts of involvement into Uyghur separatist organizations, 14 individuals have been extradited to Kyrgyzstan and China in the last six years”  which means that they have been extradited between 1998 – 2004. Bozhko said all those extradited were Uyghur members of a group called the Eastern Turkestan Liberation Party, which he described as a Uyghur separatist organization.

Further details on the cases are unknown.


Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Kazakhstan Reveals Uyghur Extraditions, 16 November 2004, available at: http://www.rferl.org/content/article/1055916.html

Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP), UHRP Condemns Kazakhstan’s Extradition of Uyghurs to China, 30 November 2004, available at: http://www.uhrp.org/articles/107/1/UHRP-Condemns-Kazakhstans-Extradition-of-Uyghurs-to-China/UHRP-Condemns-Kazakhstans-Extradition-of-Uyghurs-to-China.html