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More than 200 Uyghurs are being held at an immigration center near Thailand's southern city of Hat Yai's international airport after they were detained in a secret camp in a mountainous rubber plantation in Songkhla province on March 12.  RFA

US urges Thailand to protect Uighur asylum seekers

  • Fri, 03/14/2014 - 20:39

The United States on Friday urged Thailand to protect about 200 asylum seekers from China's Uighur minority, with activists fearing that Beijing will pressure the kingdom to deport them.

More than 200 Uyghurs are being held at an immigration center near Thailand's southern city of Hat Yai's international airport after they were detained in a secret camp in a mountainous rubber plantation in Songkhla province on March 12.

Thailand: Don’t Forcibly Return Uighurs to China

  • Fri, 03/14/2014 - 20:34

The government of Thailand should ensure that a group of 220 ethnic Uighurs are not forcibly returned to China and have urgent access to refugee status determination proceedings by the United Nations refugee agency, Human Rights Watch said today.

Race Segregation? Uyghur People Across China Are Forced Back To Xinjiang

  • Fri, 03/14/2014 - 20:30

Large numbers of Uyghur people were sent back to Xinjiang.

Source tells the Anadolu Agency that he suspects unidentified group are Uighur Muslims from Xinjiang province in China.

Turkish officials trying to identify group found in Thailand

  • Fri, 03/14/2014 - 20:25

Diplomats from the Turkish Embassy in Bangkok arrived at an immigration detention center in southern Thailand on Friday to identify 220 people who claim to be Turkish refugees and have expressed a desire to be relocated to the country.

On the train to Urumqi

Welcome To Xinjiang, As China's Ethnic Unrest Simmers

  • Fri, 03/14/2014 - 20:17

The massacre of 29 people in Kunming this month is related to Xinjiang, a province where the relations between the Han Chinese and Uyghur are more tense than ever.

A Uyghur woman walks past paramilitary police on a street in the Xinjiang capital Urumqi, June 30, 2013.

More than 200 Asylum-Seeking Uyghurs Detained in Thailand

  • Thu, 03/13/2014 - 21:30

China is pushing for their deportation home where they could be punished.

MH370: Why Uighurs are favourite scapegoats

  • Thu, 03/13/2014 - 21:26

Why would an Uighur be a person of interest in investigations into the disappearance of MH370?

China's Delicate Dance To Keep The Peace With Ethnic Minorities

  • Thu, 03/13/2014 - 21:21

Tensions between China’s majority Han population and various ethnic minorities tend to simmer just below the surface.

Dolan Restaurant in Windsor is a family-run business. From left: Adil Hamit, Ahmed Hamit and Guli Abliz.

Big Plate Spicy Chicken a Uighur dish you’ll never forget

  • Thu, 03/13/2014 - 20:15

Saucy Lady Jennifer Bain travels to Windsor to make a famous Uighur dish called Big Plate Spicy Chicken.

Vanished Malaysian Airliner Carried Artist Whose Name Vanished, Too

  • Thu, 03/13/2014 - 20:13

It's been five days now since a Malaysia Airlines flight bound for Beijing vanished without a trace.

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