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HRW: Saudi Arabia Preparing to Deport Two Uyghur Men Back to China

Two Uyghurs currently detained in Saudi Arabia that now face the risk of deportation back to China.

Two Uyghur exiles currently jailed in Saudi Arabia have reportedly been told to prepare for their deportation back to China, according to a report by Human Rights Watch (HRW). It’s not clear if HRW issued the statement about Nurmemet Rozi (Nuermaimaiti on his Chinese passport) and Hemdullah Abduweli (Aimidoula Waili on his Chinese passport) to coincide with this week’s talks between the Chinese and Saudi foreign ministers where Beijing renewed its call for Riyadh’s ongoing support of its policies in Xinjiang.

The two men, both residents of Turkey, have been detained in Saudi Arabia since last November. The pair traveled to Mecca for the annual Islamic pilgrimage known as the Hajj and were soon arrested by local authorities at the request of the Chinese embassy in Riyadh, according to news reports.

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