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Police point at holes through which the Uighurs escaped. Photo: AFP

Thailand ‘not deporting’ Uygurs to China after detention centre escape, say police

  • Wed, 11/22/2017 - 14:09

Thai police on Wednesday said ethnic Uygur Muslims from China who escaped an immigration detention centre will not be deported – if they are recaptured – despite a request by Beijing.

Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi

Uighur escapees still at large, says Zahid

  • Wed, 11/22/2017 - 14:07

Deputy Prime Minister says Malaysia is acting on information it received from Thailand and police are trying to track down the 15 escapees.

It is believed the escapees managed to enter Malaysia. Bernama pic.

Five Uighurs re-arrested in Malaysia

  • Wed, 11/22/2017 - 14:04

Five of the 20 illegal Uighur migrants who escaped from an immigration detention centre in the border province of Songkhla on Monday have been re-arrested in Malaysia, Thai police said yesterday.

Square holes in the wall of a detention center are seen near the Thailand-Malaysia border in Hatyai, Thailand, November 20, 2017. Dailynews/ via REUTERS

China urges Thailand to find Muslim Uighurs quickly after dramatic cell break

  • Tue, 11/21/2017 - 17:13

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Tuesday it has urged Thailand to “quickly bring to justice” 20 ethnic Uighur Muslims from China who broke out of a Thai detention center through a hole in the wall, using blankets to climb to the ground.

A Thai immigration security officer stands near a hole in a detention center wall where 20 Uyghurs escaped in southern Songkhla province, Nov. 20, 2017.  BenarNews

Thai Police Search for 20 Uyghurs Who Broke Out of Detention Facility

  • Mon, 11/20/2017 - 17:47

Officials recapture five, but report others could have crossed into Malaysia.

Detained Uighurs in Thailand say they left to escape persecution in Xinjiang

Uighur inmates dig their way out of Thai jail

  • Mon, 11/20/2017 - 17:44

Some 20 ethnic Uighurs from China are on the run after escaping from a Thai detention centre, officials say.

Two holes are seen in the wall of the immigration police centre in Songkhla's Sadao district where 20 Uighur illegal immigrants escaped early on Monday morning. (Photo by Assawin Pakkawan)

20 Uighur escapees at large after jailbreak

  • Mon, 11/20/2017 - 17:43

Twenty Uighur illegal migrants remained at large on Monday after breaking out of their concrete cell overnight at an immigration police unit in Sadao district, near the Thai-Malaysian borderline.

China: Police ‘Big Data’ Systems Violate Privacy, Target Dissent

  • Mon, 11/20/2017 - 17:38

Automated Systems Track People Authorities Claim ‘Threatening’

A group of ethnic Kazakhs from China, in undated photo.

Police in China's Xinjiang Raid Thousands of Muslim Kazakh Homes

  • Fri, 11/17/2017 - 17:32

Officials are ordering Muslims in Xinjiang to hand in any religious items, as well as clothing and other goods from neighboring Kazakhstan.

FILE - In this 2015, file photo, Gao Zhisheng walks past photos of his relatives in a cave home where he is confined in northwestern China’s Shaanxi province. Gao’s whereabouts are now unknown after a short lived escape from his state security captors. Gao’s plight shows what activists say is a drastically deteriorating situation for rights campaigners under the rule of President Xi Jinping, who emerged from a party congress last month as the most powerful Chinese leader in a generation. (Paul Traynor, File

Human rights repression in China seen worsening under Xi

  • Fri, 11/17/2017 - 17:30

After five years of prison and three more confined by guards at home, Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng could take no more.

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