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Saudi Arabia plans to extradite Uyghurs to China

Saudi Arabia is planning to extradite two Uyghur prisoners to the People’s Republic of China. This has come to the attention of the human rights organization Human Rights Watch (HRW). The two men, who come from Turkey, have been held in Saudi Arabia for almost two years without formal charges. If extradited to the People’s Republic, Nurmemet Rozi and Hemdullah Abduweli face imprisonment and torture, HRW fears. “If Saudi Arabia deports these two Uyghur men, it will be sending a clear message that it stands arm-in-arm with the Chinese government and its crimes against humanity targeting Turkic Muslims,” said Michael Page of HRW Middle East.

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