Thailand ‘not deporting’ Uygurs to China after detention centre escape, say police

Thai police on Wednesday said ethnic Uygur Muslims from China who escaped an immigration detention centre will not be deported – if they are recaptured – despite a request by Beijing.
The dramatic predawn jailbreak on Monday saw a group of 25 Uygurs use blankets to climb out of their cell in southern Thailand.
Five of them were arrested on Monday while one more was detained on Wednesday, Thai police said, with media reporting the escapee was found over the border in Malaysia.