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Screen grab from CCTV shows Imam Jume Tahir being interviewed by the Chinese state broadcaster, April 30, 2013.

Imam of Grand Kashgar Mosque Murdered in Xinjiang Violence

  • Wed, 07/30/2014 - 19:40

Jume Tahir, who is also vice-president of the China Islamic Association, was stabbed to death outside the ancient mosque.

Jailed Uyghur Scholar Tohti Officially Charged with Separatism

  • Wed, 07/30/2014 - 19:31

The indictment comes amid unending violence in China's restive western Xinjiang region.

Seytoff: "Beijing is using its massive security force to deal with any Uighur unrest"

Uighur Congress disputes Beijing's account of Xinjiang clash

  • Wed, 07/30/2014 - 19:31

A day after dozens of people were killed in clashes in China's restive Xinjiang region, the Uighur World Congress' Alim Seytoff tells DW Beijing's account of events intends to depict peaceful protesters as "terrorists."

Chinese police officers and paramilitary policemen patrol a street in Kashgar city, July 23, 2014.

Wife of Party Official Killed in Xinjiang ‘Revenge Attack’

  • Wed, 07/30/2014 - 19:21

Officials say they were targeted after he led a raid on a mosque prayer session.

Economist Ilham Tohti, from China's predominantly Muslim Xinjiang region speaks to students at Beijing’s Minzu University of China. ©2009 Associated Press

China: Baseless Charge Against Uighur Scholar

  • Wed, 07/30/2014 - 19:11

Indictment of Ilham Tohti Sends Wrong Signal in Volatile Region

China charges prominent Uyghur scholar with 'separatism'

  • Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:37

Chinese authorities on Wednesday formally charged a prominent Uyghur scholar with "separatism" months after his detention, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

China’s Account of Bloodshed in Far West Is Disputed

  • Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:31

China’s state news media on Tuesday belatedly reported what was described as a terror attack in the troubled far west region of Xinjiang, where dozens of people were said to have been killed or wounded by assailants with knives and axes.

China Censors Web Posts Following Xinjiang Unrest Rumors

  • Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:27

China's Internet minders are scrubbing social networks for references about a heavily populated county in the south of the country's volatile and remote region of Xinjiang, following reports of a major outbreak of unrest.

China reports deadly attack in northwest

  • Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:23

A mob armed with knives and axes rampaged through part of China’s volatile northwestern region of Xinjiang and police responded with gunfire, leaving dozens of people dead in the latest violence blamed Islamic militants, state media reported Tuesday.

Fully armed Chinese paramilitary police officers stand guard along a street in Urumqi, May 23, 2014.

Dozens of Uyghurs Shot Dead in Riots in Xinjiang’s Yarkand County

  • Tue, 07/29/2014 - 23:44

At least two sources say the death toll may have exceeded 50 but the information cannot be officially verified.

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