The German Debate over the Intake of Uyghur Guantanamo Inmates: A Research Note

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Abstract

Given the recent increase of scholarly interest in the Uyghur diaspora’s
international activism, this research note presents the development of the Uyghur
issue in Germany. Although the Uyghur issue has gradually received attention in
German legislative debate, this was not primarily achieved through diasporic
efforts; rather, the willingness of sympathetic German parliamentarians to offer
Uyghur activists the opportunities and venues to operate played a determining
role. However, party politics and reservations from the executive branch have
prevented Berlin from accepting Uyghur Guantanamo inmates.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAsian Ethnicity
Volume13
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)153-160
Number of pages8
ISSN1463-1369
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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