Uyghur Related

'Suspects shot' in Xinjiang imam killing

  • Fri, 08/01/2014 - 00:00

Police have shot dead two suspects in the killing of the imam of China's largest mosque and captured another, state media say.

Exile group calls on China to release Uighur academic

  • Fri, 08/01/2014 - 00:00

A Uighur exile group on Thursday demanded the immediate release of an academic charged with separatism in China, saying the decision to prosecute him was political in nature.

Defense Lawyer For Detained Uyghur Scholar 'Forced to Quit'

  • Fri, 08/01/2014 - 00:00

A prominent rights lawyer on the defense team of detained Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti has withdrawn from the case following intense pressure from her law firm.

Cameras keep watch on men coming to pray recently at Id Kah mosque in Kashgar, in China's Xinjiang region. Many Muslims resented security measures permitted by head imam Juma Tahir, who was stabbed to death Wednesday, July 30. (Barbara Demick / Los Angeles Times)

Uighur imam who supported Chinese Communist Party is stabbed to death

  • Thu, 07/31/2014 - 13:14

A 74-year-old imam who had angered many Muslims because of his support for the Chinese Communist Party was stabbed to death outside the main mosque in Kasghar on Wednesday, according to multiple sources.

China’s Uighur Muslims are trapped in a cycle of violence

  • Thu, 07/31/2014 - 13:10

As the Islamic holy month of Ramadan ended, lethal violence flared up in China’s Xinjiang province – the latest grim entry in the saga of terrorism and repression that surrounds the region’s Uighur Muslim minority.

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