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Thai Junta Chairman Defends Deporting Uighurs to China

BANGKOK — Junta chairman and Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has defended his government’s decision to deport nearly 100 members of a persecuted ethnic minority to China.

Officials confirmed that 90 Uighurs who entered Thailand illegally were flown this morning to China, where human rights groups have documented state-sanctioned discrimination against the Muslim group.

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