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Hong Kong hits out at Amnesty for declaring a Uyghur missing

Via Le Figaro with AFP

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There is Hong KongStrongly condemnedOn Saturday Amnesty International announced that A Uighur He went missing after arriving at the territory’s airport from abroad. The human rights NGO had earlier said in a statement that Abuduwaili Abudurehman was born in XinjiangAn area in northwest China, left South Korea on May 10 to visit a friend.

His last message was a text message to a friend who was waiting for him at the Hong Kong airport:The Chinese police are asking me questions“, Amnesty informed AFP in this text can we read? In a statement released Saturday evening, Hong Kong officials said “baseless“These include the assertions of NGOs”Slander on the human rights situationIn this former British colony.

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China is accused of holding more than a million Uighurs

Hong Kong government records show that this person did not enter or was refused entry by Hong Kong“, an official spokesman promised, demanding an apology from Amnesty International. Amnesty, for its part, told AFP he remainedConcerned about securityAbuduwaili is from Abudureheman and his friend is still unable to contact him. Abuduwaili Abudurehman told AFP on Saturday that he had indeed decided to go to Hong Kong, on condition of anonymity.

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He miscalculated (…), he did not understand the dire consequencesSuch a move, he added. A text message attributed to Abuduwaili Abudurehman – whose authenticity AFP could not independently verify – was written to his friend asking him to leave without him. “I’ve been checked, the Chinese police are asking me questions, and it may take a while before I come out“, we read in the news.

Abuduwaili Abudurehman, who received his doctorate from Kookmin University in Seoul last year, said, “Watch listfrom the Chinese authorities because of his foreign travels, Amnesty International reported. China is accused of detaining more than a million members of the Uyghur and other Muslim minorities in Xinjiang.

Parliaments in Washington and other Western countries have spoken out on the matter”GenocideBeijing rejects the allegations, citing the fight against terrorism. According to Amnesty International, Chinese authorities are increasingly pressuring Uyghurs outside China’s borders.

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