The Dutch Refugee Council reports on the situation of Uyghur asylum seekers

Friday, October 4, 2013

The Dutch Council for Refugees reports that it has been revealed that Chinese informants working as interpreters in asylum cases were passing on information regarding Uyghuri applications for asylum in the Netherlands. Seeking asylum is treated as an act of treason by the Chinese Government, which places returned Uyghurs in danger if suspected of applying for asylum

More information is available at the DCR's website.

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