TE24 International Desk:
According to media reports, three Uyghur men who fled China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and were detained in a Thai immigration camp have escaped.
Many Uyghurs, a Muslim minority who have long endured oppression and persecution by the Chinese government following a crackdown in China, are hoping to find refuge in Turkey and other countries. I tried to travel.
However, many of them are still in Thai detention centers and are on the verge of emigration. China wants to repatriate this Uyghur minority, while Thailand has yet to decide what to do with the People’s Empowerment Foundation, a Thai NGO that supports Uyghur refugees in the country. Director Chalida Tajroensuk. Reported by Radio Free Asia and reported by ANI.
“You have been imprisoned for almost 10 years. So, the government should release them and find them a suitable place to live … and never send them back to China. Radio Free Asia.
“We would be very grateful if the Thai government would allow you to go to a third country for asylum, but due to the pressure of the Chinese government on Thailand, we have reached an impasse. The company police. Reported, citing the investigator. Escaped from the cell before dawn.
The fugitives used sharp tools to complete their escape mission. They used it to escape metal rods at a detention center in Prachuap Khiri Khan, one of Thailand’s western states.
“We are looking for them, and I am waiting for a report from the ground. Due to the holiday season, the search has slowed down a bit lately,” Immigration Inspector Ratapan said. I am. He identified each of the refugees by name—Ali, 25, Abdullah, 30, Abdullah, 29.
Human rights groups have consistently highlighted cases of persecution of Uyghurs in China. Chinese officials have committed serious human rights violations against Turkic-speaking ethnic minorities, including Uyghurs in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Chinese officials have arbitrarily arrested the Uighur minority and held them in detention camps for long periods of time.
The United States has been highly critical of Beijing’s treatment of Uyghurs, openly calling it genocide. The US State Department’s annual report on the state of human rights worldwide supports Beijing’s repressive regime.
According to Thai activists, between 52 and 56 Uighurs are held in detention centers across the country. The Uighur exodus began in 2013 and 2014, when about 475 fled to Thailand. Since then, more Uighurs have entered the country in a series of small waves.
Last week, the World Uighur Congress announced that it was one of 52 international organizations calling for an end to the continued detention of Uighurs by the Thai government.