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Japan Journalist Freed From Syrian Captivity Says He's Safe
Yasuda was kidnapped in 2015 by al-Qaida's branch in Syria, known at the time as the Nusra Front, after contact with him was lost in June that year. A war monitoring group said he was most recently held by a Syrian commander with the Turkistan Islamic Party, which mostly comprises Chinese [read: Uighur/Uyghur] jihadis in Syria.
You got jokes about Uighur "terrorists" and "concentration camps"? Obama got jokes.

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by Cat on Wed Oct 24th, 2018 at 04:24:17 PM EST
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that's "vocational training centres", not "concentration camps".

China Uighurs: Xinjiang legalises 're-education' camps

China's western Xinjiang region has written "vocational training centres" for Muslim Uighurs into law amid growing international concern over large-scale disappearances there.

Xinjiang says the centres will tackle extremism through "thought transformation".

Rights groups say detainees are made to swear loyalty to President Xi Jinping and criticise or renounce their faith.

In August, China denied allegations that it had locked up a million people.

But officials attending a UN human rights meeting admitted that Uighurs "deceived by religious extremism" were undergoing re-education and resettlement.

by Bernard (bernard) on Wed Oct 24th, 2018 at 10:48:03 PM EST
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they need to work out how to do the same sort of accomodation with the govt that the catholics negotiated just recently.

Much as I despise the catholic church, it has survived for so long because it knows when to bend. I think it's a lesson for the uighurs

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Oct 26th, 2018 at 07:54:25 PM EST
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