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Uighurs: Dreaming of Vatan

  • Tue, 05/19/2015 - 19:36

Thousands of Uighur Muslims have been forced to flee their native Xinjiang province after the Chinese secret police began arresting religious Uighur men.

Pu Zhiqiang Indicted for “Inciting Ethnic Hatred”

  • Mon, 05/18/2015 - 22:10

After a year in detention, rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang has been formally indicted on charges of “inciting ethnic hatred” and “causing a disturbance and provoking trouble.”

China to increase video surveillance in security push

  • Sat, 05/16/2015 - 09:03

China will ensure that all key public areas are covered with video surveillance cameras by 2020 to fight crime and ensure social stability, the government said on Wednesday, part of a broader push to step up security in response to violent unrest.

Chinese Police Order Residents in a Xinjiang Prefecture to Turn In Passports

  • Sat, 05/16/2015 - 08:59

Residents of an ethnically diverse prefecture in far northwest China that borders several nations have been asked to hand over their passports to the police by Friday or have the documents canceled, according to a notice circulating online and an interview with an officer on Thursday.

Security forces participate in a military drill in Hotan, Xinjiang, June 6, 2014.

Tibetans, Uyghurs 'Blacklisted' at Hotels in Chinese Cities

  • Sat, 05/16/2015 - 08:56

The move is part of the Communist Party's 'stability maintenance' measures, which link hotels directly into police databases.

The map shows Lop county of Hotan prefecture in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

Six Dead, Four Injured in Two Successive Suicide Attacks in China’s Xinjiang

  • Wed, 05/13/2015 - 19:49

One police official says the attackers were angry about restrictions placed on the wearing of veils and beards.

Six of nine Uyghur fugitives shown on an arrest warrant.

China Issues Arrest Warrant For Nine Uyghurs Near Mongolian Border

  • Wed, 05/13/2015 - 19:46

Local sources say two or three are already in police custody, while an exile group says they were likely fleeing China.

 The official notice posted by Chinese authorities. Photograph: Chinese social media

Chinese police order Yining residents to hand in passports in latest crackdown

  • Wed, 05/13/2015 - 19:39

Amnesty International says passport seizures in restive far west are part of wider curb on freedom of movement of ethnic Uighurs

A paramilitary policeman guards a tower on the barb-wired wall of the Number One Detention Centre in Beijing. Photograph: Alexander F. Yuan/ASSOCIATED PRESS

Torture still routine in Chinese jails, Human Rights Watch report finds

  • Wed, 05/13/2015 - 19:36

Human Rights Watch report says detainees electrocuted, shackled to chairs, starved and deprived of sleep to elicit confessions

An archive picture of a Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps farm. The jailed official helped a mill owner defraud his employer. Photo: Xinhua

Corrupt Xinjiang official jailed for 15 years

  • Wed, 05/13/2015 - 19:32

Commander at quasi-military production corps took bribes of cash and expensive drink

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