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Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). UN Photo

Thailand's deportation of ethnic group prompts grave concern by UN human rights office

  • Mon, 07/13/2015 - 19:03

The United Nations human rights office today expressed grave concern over Thailand's deportation to China of more than 100 people understood to be ethnic Uighurs – including some 20 women – and strongly urged Thai authorities to ensure the protection of 60 others who remain in detention.

Demonstrators shout slogans during a protest against China near the Chinese Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, July 5, 2015.

Why Thailand Forced Uighurs to Return to China

  • Mon, 07/13/2015 - 19:01

In repatriating over 100 asylum-seeking Uighur Muslims, Thailand caved to pressure from Beijing.

A Tibetan’s now-expired Chinese passport. Copyright: © 2015 Private

China: End Two-Tier Travel System for Tibetans, Others

  • Mon, 07/13/2015 - 18:58

July 13, 2015

Uyghurs Deported From Thailand Face ‘Grim’ Return

  • Mon, 07/13/2015 - 18:54

Authorities in Thailand have forcibly deported nearly 100 Uyghur refugees back to China where rights groups’ fear they may face persecution and human rights abuses.

Eight Uighurs, four women and four children, arrived in İstanbul on Saturday. (Photo: DHA)

Turkey: 8 More Uighur Refugees Arrive From Thailand

  • Mon, 07/13/2015 - 18:49

Thailand sent eight more ethnic Muslim Uighur refugees to Turkey, officials said Saturday, days after the Thai government faced intense international criticism for deporting 109 refugees back to China despite fears they could face persecution there.

Statement by the Spokesperson on Thailand's deportation of persons of Turkic origin

  • Mon, 07/13/2015 - 18:42

Thailand's deportation of around 100 persons of Turkic origin, including women and children, to China is a breach of the principle of non-refoulement, which is a core tenet of international humanitarian law.

Suspected Uighurs from China's troubled far-western region of Xinjiang sit inside a temporary shelter after they were detained at the immigration regional headquarters near the Thailand-Malaysia border in Hat Yai, Songkla, 14 March 2014. Reuters

Uighur deportation sparks anger in Turkey

  • Sat, 07/11/2015 - 00:46

Hundreds of Uighurs, a Turkic-speaking, largely Muslim minority, have been deported to China by the Thai authorities — despite calls for their protection.

Thailand Defends Its Decision to Forcibly Return Uighur Migrants to China

  • Sat, 07/11/2015 - 00:43

The move has been condemned by the U.N., Washington and human-rights groups

Ethnically Turkic people are transported back to a detention facility in the town of Songkhla in southern Thailand on March 26, 2014. © 2014 Reuters

Thailand: 100 Ethnic Turks Forcibly Sent to China

  • Sat, 07/11/2015 - 00:35

Beijing Should Allow UN, Families Immediate Access to Deportees

Thailand must not send Uighurs to Chinese torture

  • Sat, 07/11/2015 - 00:31

The Thai authorities must not return 50 ethnic Uighurs to China, where they are at risk of being tortured, forcibly disappeared and executed, and China must reveal the whereabouts of more than 100 already deported, said Amnesty International.