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Uyghur students at Al-Azhar University were rounded up for alleged irregularities in their residency papers

Uyghurs deported from Egypt to China have vanished

This picture taken on June 26 shows police patrolling as Muslims leaving the Id Kah Mosque after the morning prayer on Eid al-Fitr in the old town of Kashgar in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Analysts are warning that Xinjiang is becoming an open-air prison. (Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP)

ucanews.com reporter, Hong Kong
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August 11, 2017

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At least 12 Uyghur students in Egypt were arrested and deported back to China last month, showing how far-reaching China's arm is when it comes to keeping a grip on the beleaguered Muslim minority.

Since July, there have reportedly been 150 Uyghur students in Egypt rounded up for alleged irregularities in their residency papers. The students were studying religious education at Al-Azhar University and learning about Islam, which is heavily restricted in Xinjiang.

Media reports said that at least 12 students were deported to China on July 6. Since then it is unsure how many have additionally been sent back to China but reports suggest it may be over 20 more.  

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