Cambodia to expel 20 Uighurs. Cambodia …
Cambodia said Saturday it would expel 20 Muslim Uighurs who sought refuge after unrest in China’s Xinjiang region, despite protests from the United States and rights activists.
The Cambodian interior ministry said the group would be sent “back to where they came from”, but declined to confirm whether the group would go back to China where exile groups say they could face torture.
“Currently they are still in Cambodia, but they will be sent out of the country within seven days,” said spokesman Khieu Sopheak, adding that it “could be China”.
Cambodian foreign ministry spokesman Koy Kuong said the group must be expelled in accordance with domestic law, but rights experts argued the deportation would breach an international convention on refugees.