Police inspect the exterior of an immigration detention centre in Songkhla on November 21, 2017. File photo: AFP
Police inspect the exterior of an immigration detention centre in Songkhla on November 21, 2017. File photo: AFP
Thailand

Thailand says it won’t deport Uygurs to China amid crackdown on asylum seekers

  • Dozens of Uygur Muslims have been detained in Bangkok, prompting fears from activists who fear the government is preparing to send them back to China
  • While a Thai official says the ‘basic rights’ of Uygurs won’t be breached, an NGO has urged for rights workers to be allowed to visit the detainees and monitor their health

Police inspect the exterior of an immigration detention centre in Songkhla on November 21, 2017. File photo: AFP
Police inspect the exterior of an immigration detention centre in Songkhla on November 21, 2017. File photo: AFP
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