Uighur inmates dig their way out of Thai jail

Uighur inmates dig their way out of Thai jail
 

Some 20 ethnic Uighurs from China are on the run after escaping from a Thai detention centre, officials say.
The inmates were among a group of more than 200 Uighurs detained in 2014.
Officials said 25 inmates dug holes in cell walls and used blankets to climb over the jail's barbed wire near the Malaysia border. Five have been caught.
Hundreds of Muslim Uighurs have left their home region of Xinjiang in recent years alleging oppression, which China denies. It calls them illegal migrants.
The dramatic overnight escape happened in southern Songkhla province, immigration officials said. The... read more

 
20 November 2017 in World News, Views: 47
Source: BBC
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