In February, Reuters reported that Malaysia was under great pressure from China to deport the men there, citing sources. China has been accused of rights abuses in Xinjiang, torture of Uighur detainees and tight controls on their religion and culture. The Uighurs in Malaysia were part of a group of more than 200 detained in Thailand in 2014. In February, Malaysia said it was considering China’s request to extradite the 11 men. In the past, it has sent some detained Uighurs to China.
Source: The Star October 11, 2018 12:33 UTC