Understanding Uighurs

    Uighurs are Turkioc-speaking Muslims, a Chinese ethnic minority from the Xinjiang province of far-Northwest China. Violent protests have been breaking out since early July in Urumqi, the capital of this region, killing close to two hundred people. Several Uighurs are also former Guantanamo Bay detainees, who are free to leave Cuba, but are afraid to back to China in fear of inhumane treatment, and can’t find a nation to accept them. Our guests, history professor LINDA BENSON of Oakland University and Uighur detainee attorney SEEMA SAIFEE help us understand what the on-going problems are with this conflicted group of people. Listen to the mp3

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