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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.

Abduweli Ayup (R) with his wife and daughter while studying in the U.S. in 2010.

LSA Advocates on Behalf of Detained Uyghur Linguist

  • Sun, 04/20/2014 - 22:20

LSA Executive Director Alyson Reed sent a letter today to the Chinese President asking him to to investigate the situation surrounding the arrest in Xinjiang China of Uyghur linguist and educator, Abduweli Ayup.

Suspected Uighurs are transported back to a detention facility in the town of Songkhla in southern Thailand after visiting women and children at a separate shelter, March 26, 2014.

Songkhla migrants ‘Uighur’

  • Thu, 04/17/2014 - 00:00

The nationality of more than 40% of the 218 suspected Muslim Uighurs detained in Songkhla last month have been verified as Muslim Uighurs from the Xinjiang region in China, Zhang Yiming, minister-counsellor at the Chinese embassy said.

The group, which included women and children, had arrived in Turkey with different flights in an attempt to escape persecution in their homeland of East Turkestan (Xinjiang), China.

Uighur group granted access to Turkey after 18-day wait

  • Thu, 04/17/2014 - 00:00

35 Uighur Turks who have been kept waiting in transit at Istanbul Ataturk airport since fleeing to Turkey from China on March 25 have finally been given permission to enter the country.

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.

China Xinjiang teen 'dies after police clash'

  • Thu, 04/17/2014 - 00:00

A teenager in China's Xinjiang has died after speeding past police checkpoints and clashing with officers, state media said Thursday, in the latest violence to hit the restive far-western region.

Minitrue: Uyghur Youth Killed by Police in Aksu

  • Tue, 04/15/2014 - 19:10

The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online.

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.

Uyghur Student Motorcyclist Who Beat Traffic Light Shot Dead

  • Mon, 04/14/2014 - 00:16

Police in China's northwestern Xinjiang region shot and killed an ethnic minority Uyghur student motorcyclist and wounded two of his pillion riders after they allegedly beat a traffic light on the weekend, sparking mammoth protests over the violent action, according to residents.

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