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Monday, 18 June 2012
Page: 3550

Asylum Seekers

(Question No. 1529)

Senator Bob Brown asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs, upon notice, on 2 February 2012:

(1)   What information does the Government have on the Uighur people recently sent to China by the Malaysian Government.

(2)   Can the Minister confirm that 3 of the 20 Uighur asylum seekers who fled to Cambodia and were forcibly deported back to China in December 2009 have received lengthy prison terms.

(3)   Is the Minister aware of any information concerning the other 17 asylum seekers who were forcibly deported to China in 2009.

Senator Bob Carr: The answer to the honourable senator's question is as follows:

(1) I have no information.

(2) No.

(3) No.