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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.

Adil Rozi (left) stands trial at the Urumqi Intermediate People's Court on Oct. 12, 2009, in a screen grab taken from state television.

Uyghur Executed Over 2009 Riots ‘An Innocent Victim’

  • Sun, 04/13/2014 - 17:11

His former teacher says he was only a bystander in the Urumqi violence.

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.

Suspected Uighurs From China Remain in Limbo in Thailand

  • Fri, 04/11/2014 - 18:57

More than 400 suspected Uighurs from China, including young children, have been apprehended in Thailand in recent weeks and are waiting to find out their fate. Chinese authorities are pressing the Thai government to send them back to China, but those detained deny they are Chinese Uighurs and want to go to Turkey.

Uyghurs sell handicrafts in Buyluq village, which neighbors Yengi-Bagh village, in an undated photo.

Uyghur Farmer, Brothers Push Back Against Land Grab

  • Wed, 04/09/2014 - 21:21

They suspect local officials of working in collusion with Chinese firms.

Jewher Ilham testifies at the Congressional-Executive Commission on China in Washington, April 8, 2014.

Daughter of Jailed Academic Says China Deaf to Uyghur Grievances

  • Wed, 04/09/2014 - 21:16

Beijing targets even the most peaceful of Uyghur advocates, she says.

Jailed academic’s daughter says China stifling Uighurs

  • Tue, 04/08/2014 - 23:18

The daughter of a prominent Uighur academic told US lawmakers on Tuesday that his arrest sent a message China will not tolerate even peaceful expression of grievances by the minority group.

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