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20 Uighurs Escape Songkhla Detention Center

Uyghurs in Xinjiang, China

Uyghurs in Xinjiang, China. Image: Wikimedia.

SONGKHLA — Police were hunting Monday for 20 Uighur refugees who escaped from an immigration detention facility where they had been held over three years in Songkhla province.

At around 2:30am today, police were alerted that 20 men Had broken out of a detention center in Songkhla’s Sadao district. They had drilled holes through a bathroom wall and used cloth to climb out, district police chief Col. Seksan Kaewsawang said.

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By Chayanit Itthipongmaetee
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