More than 170 Uyghurs resettled in Turkey following release from Thai detention camp
- The 173 released–all Uyghur women and children–had been detained for more than a year by Thai immigration authorities.
- The group is a part of a wave of ethnic Uyghurs fleeing their homeland in northwestern China because of the government’s crackdown on their culture and activities.
- Those seeking exit from China rely on underground networks that take them through southeast Asia, where Thailand is a major node in smuggling routes.
“China deprives them of their human dignity, their human rights, and religious freedom in every possible way, so they head to Turkey to live like human beings.”
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