Uighur activists alarmed by China-Turkey extradition treaty

Uighur rights groups have raised the alarm at a Sino-Turkish extradition treaty ratified by Beijing, fearing that that activists from the Muslim minority resident in Turkey could be expelled to China where they could face detention or death. A short statement on China’s parliament website announced on Saturday that the “Standing Committee of National People’s Congress” had ratified the bilateral agreement that was signed in 2017. Turkey – which enjoys strong cultural and linguistic ties with some 50,000 Uighurs refugees in the country – has yet to follow suit. “This extradition treaty will cau…

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