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Report Says UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt Deport Uyghurs to China – Middle East Monitor


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Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Saudi Arabia have been named among the countries deporting Uyghur Muslims to China, raising concerns about Beijing’s growing influence. CNN reports

According to the news channel, at least one Uyghur Muslim was allegedly detained and deported in Saudi Arabia between 2018 and 2020 after making an Umrah pilgrimage to the holy cities of Islam. Another was arrested after completing the pilgrimage and is subject to deportation.

“Many of these governments do not care about human rights,” said Maya Wang, senior fellow for China at Human Rights Watch (HRW). CNN… “These are unelected governments that persecute their citizens in their countries. When it comes to deporting Uyghurs, there is no real rule of law and democracy. “

In April report The report published by HRW refers to human rights violations against Uyghurs.

Last November, a Uyghur man who claimed to have been forced to report his fellow Uyghurs to the Chinese authorities was left in hospital in serious condition following a gunfire in Istanbul.

The Uyghurs, a predominantly Muslim Turkic-speaking ethnic group, predominantly from China’s northwestern Xinjiang region, have faced religious and ethnic persecution by the Chinese authorities in recent years. The United Nations said last year that over a million people are being held in detention camps.

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