Saudi Arabia halts deportation of four Uyghurs to China

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Plans to deport four Uyghurs, including a 13-year-old girl, from Saudi Arabiato China were aborted on Wednesday, according to Amnesty International. Alkan Akad, a China researcher for Amnesty, told The New Arab that the deportation “didn’t go through”, but stressed that the four individuals still remain at “high risk”. The rights group is not sure why the extradition was halted at the last minute. Aimidoula Waili and Nuermaimaiti Ruze, two men detained since November 2020; Buheliqiemu Abula, the former wife of Nuermaimaiti; and the 13-year-old girl “will almost certainly face arbitrary detenti…

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