MFA stresses Chinese Government to justly treat Uighur refugees

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BANGKOK, 10 July 2015 – The Spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has confirmed that the Chinese government will ensure fair treatment to all deported Uighur refugees and even provide appropriate work to the deportees who are not involved in criminal activities. 

The MFA spokesman and Department of Information Director-General Sek Wannamethee has addressed the concerns over the deportation of Uighur refugees back to China that the Chinese government assured the Thai government that all refugees will receive fair treatment, guaranteeing their safety.

He cited that the Chinese government will ensure refugees will be brought back into society with appropriate work ensured, provided that they are not involved in any criminal activities.

Chinese authorities have also invited Thailand to send its delegation to monitor the entire procedure, while the Office of the National Security Council will respond by sending a delegation of government agency personnel and representatives of international organizations such as the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to monitor the procedures as invited, the MFA spokesman has said.