Five Uyghurs were caught while passing through Hungary to seek refuge in EU countries and were sent to Serbia and are being detained there. These individuals, who are in danger of being sent back to China, need the support of human rights organizations and Uyghur NGOs.
It all starts with a knock at the door. That knock is no friendly neighbor. Instead, it’s an invitation by a Chinese official to a Uyghur to join a government work program. It’s an offer Uyghurs cannot refuse. Not because the pay or job is too enticing, but because their future (as well as their life and livelihood) may depend on it.
In Tokyo, International Uyghur Forum participants discuss legal ways to address China’s repression of the Muslim group.