220 rescued likely are Uighurs, Thais now say

Posted: March 16, 2014 at 4:42 a.m.

BANGKOK — Thailand said Saturday that it suspected a group of 220 people recently rescued from a human-trafficking camp are ethnic Uighur Muslims, as calls mounted from the international community to protect the group and ensure they are not forced back to China.

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