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Suspected Uighur Asylum Seekers Staying Mum in Thai Detentioni
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24 March 2014
In southern Thailand, some 200 unidentified Muslim migrants seeking resettlement in Turkey are being held by Thai authorities.​ Many suspect they are Uighurs from China, and rights groups are pressing Thai authorities not to send them back. Steve Sandford reports from Hat Yai, Thailand, where authorities are trying to piece together who the people are and where they should be sent.

Suspected Uighur Asylum Seekers Staying Mum in Thai Detention

Published 24.03.2014

In southern Thailand, some 200 unidentified Muslim migrants seeking resettlement in Turkey are being held by Thai authorities.​ Many suspect they are Uighurs from China, and rights groups are pressing Thai authorities not to send them back. Steve Sandford reports from Hat Yai, Thailand, where authorities are trying to piece together who the people are and where they should be sent.