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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