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Uyghurs in Afghanistan in jeopardy

"Meanwhile, advocacy group Malaysia4Uyghur (M4U) highlighted that Uyghurs are among those looking for a way out from Afghanistan now that it is under Taliban rule.

M4U president Zuhri Yuhyi said about 80 Uyghur families are in Afghanistan at the moment, based on data from the Uyghur Human Rights Project.

After the July 2009 riots in Urumchi, the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region capital, they had fled from China.

“They escaped to neighbouring Afghanistan to avoid repression following the ethnic unrest between Muslim Uighurs and Han Chinese.

“Now the Uyghurs are on the run again; we should help these persecuted people to find safety,” said Zuhri.

His advocacy group – a coalition of Islamic, Christian, and human rights NGOs – seeks refugee status for the Uyghurs in Malaysia."

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