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China says too soon to say if Thai trafficking victims Uighur

By Reuters | Mon, 17 Mar 2014 09:22 AM
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BEIJING, March 17 (Reuters) - China's foreign ministry said on Monday that it was too soon to say if a group of about 200 people rescued by police from a human smuggling camp in southern Thailand were Uighurs from China's restive far western region of Xinjiang.

Thai police sources told Reuters that the people were believed to be Uighurs, a Muslim people who speak a Turkic language, many of whom chafe at ...

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