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Detained Uyghur still missing

HONG KONG (UCAN): Halmurat Ghopur, a leading Uyghur intellectual, has been detained by authorities in northwestern Xinjiang since November last year for displaying “nationalistic tendencies,” according to a source in exile, amid a widening crackdown on prominent members of the ethnic group.
 
Ghopur, is president of the Xinjiang Food and Drug Administration’s Department of Inspection and Supervision in the regional capital Urumqi.
 

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Kuala Lumpur deports Uyghurs

KUALA LUMPUR (AsiaNews): The deputy prime minister of Malaysia, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, reported that the sharing of biometric information with China since 2011 enabled the arrest of 29 Uyghur people accused of being involved with the Islamic State and their deportation back to China on September 29.
 
Malaysia has been a popular refuge from Xinjiang province for China’s Uyghur minority seeking to escape the strict regime being imposed upon them. Some have been accused of supporting the ideology of the Islamic State group.
 

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