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Worshippers leave the Id Kah mosque in Kashgar in northwestern China's Xinjiang region, Jan. 7, 2012.

Uyghur Attackers Came From 'Religious Family'

  • Mon, 06/29/2015 - 19:50

They had grown increasingly devout after losing land to Han Chinese in what they called an unfair business deal.

Chinese security forces on guard in Moyu county in Hotan prefecture, northwest China's Xinjiang region, Aug. 3, 2014.

After Attempting to Join Her Husband in Turkey, Uyghur Woman Dies in Custody in Xinjiang

  • Sat, 06/27/2015 - 15:53

No word has been received about her children, who were with her when she was detained.

 PROVOCATIVE MEASURES: Paramilitary police patrol near the central square in Hotan, Xinjiang. Photo: Greg Baker/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images

Is China Facing a Xinjiang Insurgency?

  • Fri, 06/26/2015 - 18:53

Another spate of violence this week raises questions about the situation in the region.

Wooing Islamists with a beer festival

  • Fri, 06/26/2015 - 18:50

China’s government wonders how to stop terrorism in Xinjiang. Try treating Muslims more sensitively

Chinese Authorities Urge 'Close Watch' on Muslim Uyghurs During Ramadan

  • Wed, 06/24/2015 - 18:50

Travelers and suspect persons must be closely watched, and mosques and shops searched for 'illegal' material, regulations say.

Uyghur Serivice reporter Shohret Hoshur accepts New York Festivals award.

Radio Free Asia reporter's brothers in China face anti-state charges

  • Wed, 06/24/2015 - 18:39

This week, Washington D.C.-based Uighur journalist Shohret Hoshur, sent CPJ a message saying that on May 28 charges had finally been brought against two of his brothers, Shawket and Rehim, who have been detained since August.

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

At Least 18 Dead in Ramadan Attack on Police Checkpoint in Xinjiang

  • Tue, 06/23/2015 - 21:25

The incident may have been prompted by restrictions during the Muslim holy month.

Uighur Muslim outside a mosque in Kashgar

CAIR Asks Chinese President to End Denial of Religious Freedom for Uyghur Muslims

  • Tue, 06/23/2015 - 21:08

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today urged the People's Republic of China to end all state-sanctioned denial of religious freedoms targeting Muslims in that nation's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

Two ethnic Uighur men walk in a clothing market in downtown Urumqi, Xinjiang province. PHOTO: REUTERS

Exiles angered as China holds beer festival in Muslim county

  • Mon, 06/22/2015 - 18:48

A county in the heavily Muslim southern part of China’s unruly region of Xinjiang has held a beer festival in the run-up to the holy month of Ramazan, the government said, in what an exiled group called an open provocation.

At Least Eight Uyghurs Shot Dead by Chinese Authorities in Xinjiang

  • Fri, 06/19/2015 - 18:26

A local herdsman had alerted police to the ‘suspicious strangers.’