China wants Uighur refugees deported

‎Thailand has coordinated with the United Nations in dealing with the problem of 220 Muslim asylum seekers believed to have fled from China’s Xinjiang Uighur autonomous region, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported.

Caretaker Prime Minister and Defence Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Tuesday the government would continue to take care of the Uighurs, who were detained in southern Songkhla province recently in accordance with international human rights principles.

The group comprises 78 men, 60 women and 82 children.

Yingluck said the Chinese government had informed the Thai government that Beijing intended to deport the Uighurs back to China.

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