Indonesian Muslims protest China’s detention of Uighurs

Some detained Muslims are forced to work in factories and tracked clothing made in one camp to an American sportswear company. (File/AFP)
Updated 21 December 2018
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Indonesian Muslims protest China’s detention of Uighurs

  • The protesters, almost outnumbered by police, waved banners and flags bearing the Islamic declaration of faith
  • An estimated 1 million Muslims in China’s Xinjiang region are detained in camps where they are subjected to political indoctrination

JAKARTA, Indonesia: Several hundred protesters chanted “God is Great” and “Get out, communist!” outside China’s embassy in the Indonesian capital, demanding an end to mass detentions of Uighur Muslims.
The protesters, almost outnumbered by police, waved banners and flags bearing the Islamic declaration of faith.
Protest organizer Slamet Ma’arif told the crowd its brothers were “suffering oppression, torture and cruelty by the Chinese communist government.”
He said Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim nation, should expel China’s ambassador.
An estimated 1 million Muslims in China’s Xinjiang region are detained in camps where they are subjected to political indoctrination and pressured to give up their religion.
The Associated Press reported this week that some are forced to work in factories and tracked clothing made in one camp to an American sportswear company.


Dublin airport temporarily suspends flights over drone sighting

Updated 21 February 2019
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Dublin airport temporarily suspends flights over drone sighting

  • Similar incidents caused temporary suspension of flights in London’s Gatwick and Dubai’s International Airport

DUBLIN: Flight operations at Dublin airport have been temporarily suspended due to the confirmed sighting of a drone over the airfield, Ireland’s largest airport said on Thursday.
The flying of drones over Britain’s second-busiest airport, London’s Gatwick, sparked 36 hours of travel chaos last December while flights at Dubai International Airport were temporarily grounded last week due to suspected drone activity.
“Passengers should contact their airline’s website for flight updates. We will post updates here when they become available,” Dublin airport said on its Twitter page.