First, the YT video from March 17
And another one. This one shows that there are at least some devout muslims amongst this group
China, Turkey Now Tussling for 400 Mystery Men, Women and Children Captive in Thailand
The mystery travellers, who arrived in Thailand in three groups last month with the assistance of human traffickers, claim to possess Turkish extraction. Turkey and Australia have been named as their preferred destinations.
But these people – mostly young families – are suspected of belonging to China’s persecuted Uighur minority. If they are returned to China, their fate is bleak, say the human rights groups.
Today there were dramatic developments following a report published in the Financial Times from Beijing that China wants the men, women and children returned there as fast as possible.
(One can only wonder if China wants them back as having fluent Chinese speakers who can blend in with the locals and are active enemies of the state of China but living in Turkey is thought of as a security risk)