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Malaysia frees 11 Uighurs, defying China handover request
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 12, 2018 (AFP) - Malaysia has freed 11 ethnic Uighur Muslims who escaped from immigration detention in Thailand, their lawyer said Friday, ignoring a request from Beijing to deport the group to China.
In the dramatic breakout last November, 25 members of the persecuted minority used blankets to climb out of their cells in a daring pre-dawn escape from immigration detention in southern Thailand.
Eleven of them, all ...