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Thailand Returns Uighur Migrants to China, Despite Protests

Thailand has repatriated around 100 ethnic Uighur migrants to China, where rights groups warn they could face persecution. The Turkic-speaking minority group has long complained of official discrimination in China's Xinjiang region. Waves of Uighurs have fled the area. Many have taken a route through Southeast Asian countries, including Thailand, where they are sometimes detained as illegal immigrants. Thai government spokesman Maj. Gen. Verachon Sukhonthapatipak said Thursday...

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