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China Sentences 3 Muslim Uighurs to Death

Posted December 11th, 2012 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media say three Muslim Uighurs have been sentenced to death after they were found guilty of trying to hijack a plane earlier this year. The official Xinhua news agency reported a Chinese court sentenced a fourth man to life in prison Tuesday over the attempted hijacking in June in the restive northwestern region […]

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Uighurs: China’s Xinjiang a ‘Police State’ 3 Years After Riots

Posted July 5th, 2012 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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An exiled Uighur group says Chinese authorities have turned the northwestern region of Xinjiang into a “police state,” three years after the outbreak of deadly riots between ethnic Uighurs and settlers of China’s Han majority. A Washington-based spokesman for the World Uyghur Congress, Alim Seytoff, Thursday said Xinjiang security forces have intensified street patrols of […]

Uighurs: China’s Xinjiang a ‘Police State’ 3 Years After Riots

Posted July 5th, 2012 at 3:45 pm (UTC-5)
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An exiled Uighur group says Chinese authorities have turned the northwestern region of Xinjiang into a “police state,” three years after the outbreak of deadly riots between ethnic Uighurs and settlers of China’s Han majority. A spokesman for the Washington-based World Uyghur Congress Thursday said Xinjiang security forces have intensified street patrols of Uighur neighborhoods […]

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Amnesty: Three Years After Riots, China Still Cracking Down on Uighurs

Posted July 5th, 2012 at 1:50 am (UTC-5)
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Amnesty International says China continues to silence ethnic Uighurs who speak out about human rights abuses allegedly committed three years ago, during deadly riots in the western province of Xinjiang. The rights group says “dozens, if not hundreds” of Uighurs are still being detained after they “disappeared” in the aftermath of the riots that killed […]

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Two Uighurs Released from Guantanamo

Posted April 20th, 2012 at 4:55 am (UTC-5)
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The Pentagon says two members of China’s Muslim Uighur minority have been released from the Guantanamo Bay prison camp and resettled in El Salvador. The men had been held without charge for nearly a decade. The Chinese government has demanded the return of the Uighurs from Guantanamo, but Washington has refused Beijing’s demands to repatriate […]

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Rights Group Urges China to Account for Forcibly Returned Uighurs

Posted September 4th, 2011 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. based Human Rights Watch is asking China to account for at least 17 ethnic Uighurs forcibly returned from Malaysia, Thailand and Pakistan in August. The rights group also said China should stop pressuring countries to deport ethnic Uighurs. An HRW official says China should honor the rights of individuals seeking asylum. HRW Refugee Director […]

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Rights Groups Denounce Malaysia for Deporting 11 Chinese Uighurs

Posted August 23rd, 2011 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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Leading human rights groups are denouncing Malaysia’s decision to hand over a group of ethnic Uighurs to China rather than permitting them to appeal for asylum to a U.N. agency. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch say the 11 Uighurs may be subject to harsh imprisonment or torture in China. Human Rights Watch is asking […]

Rights Groups Denounce Malaysia for Deporting 11 Chinese Uighurs

Posted August 23rd, 2011 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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Leading human rights groups are denouncing Malaysia’s decision to hand over a group of ethnic Uighurs to China rather than permitting them to appeal for asylum to a U.N. agency. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch say the 11 Uighurs may be subject to harsh imprisonment or torture in China. Human Rights Watch is appealing […]

Chinese Police Find, Kill, Perpetrators of Xinjiang Attack

Posted August 2nd, 2011 at 12:55 am (UTC-5)
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Police in China’s western Xinjiang region say they have fatally shot two men who participated in a killing spree that is being blamed on Pakistani-trained terrorists. Police say the men were found hiding in a cornfield outside the city of Kashgar, where attackers killed six people and wounded 15 others on Sunday. With their deaths […]

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Pakistan Pledges to Support China in Fighting Xinjiang Militants

Posted August 1st, 2011 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistan says it will support China in fighting Islamist militants whom Beijing blames for recent deadly violence in its northwestern Xinjiang region. In a statement Monday, the Pakistani Foreign Ministry pledged cooperation with China in combating the East Turkestan Islamic Movement. Xinjiang authorities accuse the group of training militants who they say attacked a restaurant […]

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