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Xinjiang unrest: Police shoot six dead

  • Mon, 01/12/2015 - 19:12

Police in China's Xinjiang province have shot dead six people who they say were trying to detonate a bomb, local media report.

Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) holds talks with his Kyrgyz counterpart Almazbek Atambaev in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Sept. 11, 2013. (Xinhua/Wang Ye)

Kyrgyzstan Sends Three Who Crossed Border Back To China

  • Mon, 01/12/2015 - 19:09

Kyrgyz authorities have returned three Chinese citizens to Chinese authorities after detaining them last week for crossing the border illegally.

Huge interest ... Chinese Communist Party leader of Xinjiang, Zhang Chunxian, is met by a media scrum after he defended the government's hard-line policies in the country's far west.

China punishes 17 officials over Xinjiang violence

  • Fri, 01/09/2015 - 20:03

China has punished 17 officials for lapses in connection with explosions and riots in the Xinjiang region in September, state media said, as the regional Communist Party boss said the fight against "terrorism" was getting "more intense".

U.S. Calls On China To Stop Targeting Uyghur Journalist's Family

  • Fri, 01/09/2015 - 19:50

The U.S. State Department says it is concerned that three brothers of a Washington-based ethnic Uyghur journalist have been imprisoned because of his work.

Shohret Hoshur, Washington-based reporter for Radio Free Asia. According to a RFA statement, the harassment of Hoshur’s family started in 2009 after he reported on a Uighur torture victim, but threats from officials had accelerated in recent months. (Smith Augustin Jr. /Radio Free Asia/Courtesy of Smith Augustin Jr. /Radio Free Asia)

China uses long-range intimidation of U.S. reporter to suppress Xinjiang coverage

  • Thu, 01/08/2015 - 23:33

The Chinese government has imprisoned the three brothers of a Washington-based reporter for Radio Free Asia, apparently intensifying its suppression of free speech and coverage of the troubled province of Xinjiang.

Some of the Uyghurs being held at an immigration detention center in southern Thailand, March 14, 2014.

'Illnesses, Deaths Among Uyghur Refugees in Thai Detention Centers'

  • Thu, 01/08/2015 - 13:33

Many are suffering from physical and psychological illnesses, Uyghur filmmaker says.

Radio Free Asia Uyghur Service reporter Shohret Hoshur accepts silver medal at the New York Festivals radio awards ceremony.

China's long-distance tactic to suppress Uighur coverage

  • Wed, 01/07/2015 - 22:35

By Bob Dietz/CPJ Asia Program Coordinator
January 7, 2015 7:00 AM ET

Imam Knanat Ali stands outside the Prophet Muhammad Mosque in Almaty on Nov. 5, 2014. Ali has presided over the mosque for three years.

China’s Ban on Islamic Veils Sends Uighurs Westward to Pray

  • Wed, 01/07/2015 - 09:52

The Imam at one of Almaty’s biggest mosques gets busy around Ramadan when his Uighur “brothers and sisters” from China flock to the Kazakh city to pray, finding it increasingly difficult to practice Islam at home.

BBC visits China's Xinjiang province - home of the Uighurs

  • Sun, 01/04/2015 - 10:08

China says it is facing a growing threat from militant Islam and it is in the midst of a year-long crackdown on what it describes as terrorism driven by religious extremism.

Veil and prayer ban enter into force in China’s Xinjiang

  • Sun, 01/04/2015 - 09:53

The capital of China's restive western region of Xinjiang has introduced a law banning veiled robes in public amid measures taken by Beijing to curb Muslim 'extremists'.