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China’s Transnational Repression of Uyghurs

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There have been reports of how the Beijing government has been coercing different nations to deport its nationals especially minority Uyghurs back to China. Several countries and international organisations including the United Nations (UN) have highlighted the poor plight of ethnic Muslim minority Uyghurs and have criticised China over the gross violation of human rights. Yet, China is managing to get its nationals, who are critical of the Beijing government, deported back to the country giving a glimpse of the strong influence China holds now. According to research, as many as 1,546 cases of detention and deportation of Turkic ethnicity Muslims (Uyghurs) from 28 different countries have been recorded since 1997.

The first case of action against a Uyghur personal as a part of China’s transnational suppression was reported from Pakistan in 1997. Social activists in Pakistan have recorded 50 cases of illegal renditions or detentions of Uyghur Muslims so far. In 2018, Ahmad Talip, a Uyghur living in the UAE, was summoned by Dubai police one night. A fortnight later, he was extradited to........

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