People's Republic of China: Uighurs fleeing persecution as China wages its "war on terror"

People's Republic of China: Uighurs fleeing persecution as China wages its "war on terror"

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Index Number: ASA 17/021/2004
Date Published: 6 July 2004
Categories: Asia And The Pacific, China

The first section of this report gives an overview of the human rights situation in the XUAR. It describes the cases of two Uighur prisoners of conscience who continue to be imprisoned, despite repeated calls for their release from other governments, the United Nations, and non-governmental organizations. The second section describes the plight of Uighurs in other countries, including those who apply for asylum.


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