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Songkhla migrants ‘Uighur’

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Songkhla: The nationality of more than 40% of the 218 suspected Muslim Uighurs detained in Songkhla last month have been verified as Muslim Uighurs from the Xinjiang region in China, Zhang Yiming, minister-counsellor at the Chinese embassy said. 

He made the comment as he visited the detainees at the immigration office in Sadao district yesterday.

Mr Yiming revealed that Chinese authorities have verified that they are Muslim Uighurs from northwestern China.

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