August 1, 2017

Urgent Action Update: More Uighur Students At Risk Of Forcible Return (Egypt: UA 168.17)


Another 10 Uighur students were forcibly returned by the Egyptian authorities back to China, bringing the total to 22 in July, while approximately 200 more remain at risk of being forcibly returned to the country. They would be at real risk of serious human rights violations if forcibly returned to China.


Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Urging the Egyptian authorities, in accordance with their obligations under international law, to halt forced removals of Uighurs from Egypt to China where they would be at risk of serious human rights violations;
  • Urging them to ensure that the detained Uighur students have access to a fair and efficient individualized asylum process, and the ability to challenge any removal orders;
  • Urging them to ensure that detained Uighurs are able to legally challenge their continued detention, are protected from ill-treatment and any allegations of ill-treatment are fully and impartially investigated.

Contact these two officials by 12 September, 2017:

Interior Minister
Magdy Abdel Ghaffar
Ministry of Interior, Fifth Settlement, New Cairo, Egypt
Fax: +202 2794 5529
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
Twitter: @moiegy
Salutation: Your Excellency

Ambassador Yasser Reda, Embassy of Egypt
3521 International Ct NW
Washington DC 20008
Fax: 202 244 4319 -OR- 202 244 5131
Phone: 202 895 5400
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador


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