URGENT ACTION: UIGHUR STUDENTS AT RISK OF FORCIBLE RETURN TO CHINA (EGYPT: UA 168.17)


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According to media reports, around 150 Uighurs have been detained in Egypt and have either already been, or are currently at imminent risk of, being forcibly returned to China. If returned, they are at real risk of serious human rights violations.

1) TAKE ACTION

Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Expressing serious concern that 12 Uighurs have already reportedly been returned to China, where they might be at real risk of torture and other other-ill-treatment, arbitrary detention, persecution and unfair trials;
  • Urging authorities to ensure that any Uighurs who have been detained have the effective opportunity to seek asylum, a review of their individual cases and judicial oversight over their detention and intended forced removal;
  • Asking what assurances the Egyptian authorities have received from their Chinese counterparts that the Uighurs will not be subjected to arbitrary detention or other human rights violations after return, and how the Egyptian authorities will fulfil their obligations to ensure ongoing information and independent and effective monitoring of the situation of the individuals after their return.

Contact these two officials by 18 August, 2017:

Interior Minister
Magdy Abdel Ghaffar
Ministry of Interior
Fifth Settlement, New Cairo, Egypt
Fax: +202 2794 5529
Email: center@moi.gov.eg or E.HumanRightsSector@moi.gov.eg
Twitter: @moiegy
Salutation: Your Excellency

Ambassador Yasser Reda
Embassy of Egypt
3521 International Ct NW
Washington DC 20008
Fax: 202 244 4319 -OR- 202 244 5131
Phone: 202 895 5400
Email: embassy@egyptembassy.net
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION

Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 168.17
Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy.

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