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bdukiram Abduveli, 59, an imprisoned ethnic Uighur religious leader in China, has served double his original 12-year sentence.  © Private

China: End persecution of detained Uighur religious leader after prison term increased for fifth time

  • Thu, 04/24/2014 - 21:31

The relentless persecution of an ethnic Uighur religious leader must stop, said Amnesty International, as it called on the Chinese authorities to disclose why Abdukiram Abduveli’s prison term has been increased for a fifth time.

Vietnam border soldiers hand over bodies to Chinese authorities. Pic: Thành Duy.

Murder on Vietnam-China border highlights Uighur plight

  • Thu, 04/24/2014 - 21:28

Violence erupted on Vietnam’s border with China last week when five Chinese civilians and two Vietnamese border guards were killed.

On April 13, 2014, Abdulbasit Ablimit, a 17-year-old from a small town near Aqsu, was shot twice.

Dispatches From Xinjiang: Traffic Lights And Uyghur Black Humor

  • Thu, 04/24/2014 - 21:20

On April 13, 2014, Abdulbasit Ablimit, a 17-year-old from a small town near Aqsu, was shot twice.

Cabin crew receive training. Photo: China National Radio

China Southern Airlines in Xinjiang begins self-defence classes for flight attendants

  • Thu, 04/24/2014 - 21:12

Classes started after deadly knife attacks at Kunming railway station last month

A mosque in Turpan city in Xinjiang, June 27, 2013.

Two Held, Imam Removed in Raids on Xinjiang Mosque

  • Wed, 04/23/2014 - 21:39

At least 100 people are held briefly in a crackdown that spreads beyond the mosque.

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Gulmire Imin, China, jailed since July 2009

  • Wed, 04/23/2014 - 21:37

In the days following a violent uprising in China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, website moderator Gulmire Imin was arrested and sentenced to life in prison on July 14, 2009.

Family members and relatives of Ablimit as well as residents of his township prepare to take his body wrapped in white cloth in a protest march to the Kelpin county center, April 13, 2014.

Friends of Dead Uyghur Teen Reject Government Claims He Attacked Police

  • Tue, 04/22/2014 - 00:00

The teenager was shot dead by police after he ran a red light, they say.

Welcome to the Uighur Web

  • Mon, 04/21/2014 - 18:51

Amid police crackdowns and stifling censorship, one Chinese ethnic minority struggles to be heard online.

Nurmemet Yasin with his wife and child before his arrest in September 2012.

Chinese Authorities Mum on Status of Long-Detained Uyghurs

  • Sun, 04/20/2014 - 22:25

Seven men have been held for 20 months in connection with the murder of a Han Chinese prostitute.

A PEN American Center rally with the New York City Light Brigade displays the message, “Free Expression,” in English and Chinese, at the Brooklyn Museum, April 10, 2014. A retrospective of artist Ai Weiwei's work opens at the museum today.

Ai Weiwei’s Reach Draws New Yorkers’ Attention to Free Speech

  • Sun, 04/20/2014 - 22:22

“Ai Weiwei retweeted me!” exclaimed a young blonde woman, laughing and waving her iPhone in the air with excitement.

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