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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.

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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China official says Islamists seek to ban laughter and crying

  • Mon, 04/07/2014 - 20:07

The governor of China's restive far western region of Xinjiang wrote on Monday that Islamist militants were trying to ban laughter at weddings and crying at funerals, as he appealed to people to stamp out the "tumor" of extremism.

 Captive families face uncertain future in Chinese hands, say NGOs Photo by

China, Turkey Tussling for 400 People

  • Mon, 04/07/2014 - 20:01

A tug-of-war is taking place between Turkey and China with the winner claiming 400 mysterious travellers, most of whom are children, now being held captive in Thailand.

Did Muslim Veils Spark A Mysterious 2013 Massacre In Northwest China

  • Mon, 04/07/2014 - 19:58

A French reporter is the first Western journalist to get inside the village of Lukqun where in June 2013, 27 people were killed under unclear circumstances before access was shut off.

Tiananmen Square dissident warns Uighur militancy on the rise

  • Mon, 04/07/2014 - 08:03

Militancy is on the rise in China among Uighurs driven to despair over Beijing's "terrorist colonisation", Wu'er Kaixi, a Uighur exiled after his role in the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, has warned.