HK slams Amnesty over ‘missing’ Uyghur man

Sunday, May 28, 2023

HONG KONG: Hong Kong on Saturday “strongly condemned” rights group Amnesty International for its accusation that a Uyghur man had gone missing after he arrived at the city´s airport.

The group said in a statement Friday that Abuduwaili Abudureheman, born in China´s northwestern region of Xinjiang, travelled from South Korea to Hong Kong on May 10 to visit a friend and had not been heard from since.

In a statement late Saturday, the Hong Kong government said Amnesty´s claims were “groundless and unfounded” and “slandered the human rights situation” in the city.

“The records of the HKSAR Government show that the person has not entered or been refused entry by Hong Kong,” a spokesperson said, demanding an apology from the group.