On August 25th, 2022, Saudi police arrested an Uyghur named Aziz at the Riad airport upon his arrival from Turkey. Because he does not have relatives abroad to ask for help, the information about his detention did not reach the public.
China says it has managed to gain support from some Persian Gulf States on its treatment of Uyghurs, following talks between their foreign ministers. Beijing invited ministers from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman, and Kuwait, and the secretary-general of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to discuss further cooperation, The Times (UK) reports.
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Two Uyghur men, Hamdullah Wali, 54, and Rozi Nurmuhammed, 46, are in danger of deportation from Saudi Arabia to China. The Saudi Authorities have detained both since 2020.