East Turkestan: UNHCR Concerned by Disappearance of Uighur in Kazakhstan
Below is an extract from an article published by the United Nations News Centre:
The United Nations refugee agency today expressed deep concern over the fate of a Chinese Uighur asylum seeker in
The Uighur asylum seeker disappeared in the Kazakh city of
“UNHCR immediately requested the government to investigate the circumstances of his disappearance and was assured by the Foreign Minister that the government would thoroughly look into the matter,” agency spokesman Ron Redmond told a news briefing in
“UNHCR, however, fears that the asylum seeker might have been deported. We therefore call on the government of the
After his detention, the asylum seeker’s wife had immediately filed an application with UNHCR seeking refugee status for her husband and protection against deportation.