Morocco: justice authorizes the extradition of a Uyghur to China
The Moroccan Court of Cassation has given its approval to the extradition of a Chinese member of the Muslim Uyghur minority, arrested in July on his arrival in Morocco and wanted by China for " terrorist acts ," said Thursday to l 'AFP his lawyer. “ Justice confirmed yesterday (Wednesday) the extradition of my client. We do not yet have the expectations of the judgment to know who motivates this decision but it is psychologically very hard for him ”, explained Me Miloud Kandil. Yidiresi Aishan, 34, was arrested on July 19 when he arrived at Casablanca airport (west) from Turkey.
Yidiresi Aishan, a computer scientist established in Turkey since 2012 with his family, refutes these accusations and " ensures that he has not returned to China since 2012 ", according to his lawyer who said he did not know the date of his extradition. Morocco's air borders are closed due to the spread of the Omicron variant, with the exception of special repatriation flights subject to case-by-case authorization from the authorities. When he arrived in Morocco, Yidiresi Aishan, who holds Chinese nationality, was the subject of an Interpol red notice issued at Beijing's request. But the international organization for police cooperation has " since canceled the red notice issued in connection with the case concerning him, based on new information received by its secretariat", According to Amnesty International.
Amnesty against the decision
More than a million Uyghurs are or have been detained in political re-education camps in China's Xinjiang province, foreign experts say. After several months of investigation, a group of lawyers and human rights experts gathered in London concluded last week that China's treatment of Uyghurs amounts to genocide, angering Beijing. Amnesty considers that the Chinese arrested in Morocco “ runs a serious risk of being arbitrarily detained and tortured if he is forcibly transferred to China ”.