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Alleged members of China's ethnic Uighur minority, from left to right, Abdulbasit Tuzer, Abdullah alias Altinci Bayyram, and Ahmet Mahmud sit on the defendant's chairs during the start of their trial hearing at North Jakarta District Court in Jakarta, Indonesia,  Monday, March 23, 2015. An Indonesian court has opened the trial of four alleged members, including them,  charged with involvement in terrorism activities and using fake passports. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

Indonesia tries 4 Chinese Uighurs charged in terrorism case

  • Tue, 03/24/2015 - 18:59

Four Chinese Uighurs went on trial Monday in Indonesia on charges they engaged in an "evil conspiracy" with Indonesian terrorists including a fugitive militant alleged to be behind murders of police.

Police Raids Yield No Clues About Kidnapped Uyghur Village Police Chief

  • Mon, 03/23/2015 - 22:36

A group of Uyghurs snatched him from his home two weeks ago.

How a Chinese Rock Musician Brought Uyghur Food to Boston

  • Sat, 03/21/2015 - 12:15

Payzulla Polat doesn’t want to talk about politics. And who can blame him? If his homeland of Xinjiang—a massive frontier province in northwest China—is ever in the news, it’s for terrorist attacks and human rights violations. He prefers to talk about music and food.

Indonesian police lead a Uyghur suspect into a Central Sulawesi police station, Sept. 13, 2014. BenarNews

Uyghurs Arrested in Indonesia to be Tried, Sent to China

  • Sat, 03/21/2015 - 12:04

The four face charges of financing international terrorism and violating immigration laws, officials say.

Chinese Police Shoot Seven Uyghurs Dead Following Fatal Xinjiang Knife Attack

  • Wed, 03/18/2015 - 19:43

They had reportedly hacked a paramilitary chief, two of his family members, and a security guard to death.

Police officers stand outside a mosque as Uighur Muslims gather for 'Salat' Friday prayer for the first time after a bomb explosion in Urumqi, Xinjiang, China, on May 2, 2014. Source: The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images

China's Secret Plan to Track Militants and Bring Them Home

  • Wed, 03/18/2015 - 19:41

Days after Indonesia arrested four Uighur terrorism suspects in September in the country’s east, China dispatched three intelligence officers to ask authorities to hand them over.

Liao Yongyuan, vice chairman of PetroChina Co. Source: Imaginechina

China’s Anti-Corruption Agents Knock Again on PetroChina’s Door

  • Tue, 03/17/2015 - 19:29

Anti-corruption agents have paid another visit to the executive suite at China National Petroleum Corp., the nation’s top oil and gas producer. The official being investigated this time is Liao Yongyuan, vice chairman at listed unit PetroChina Co.

Lun Chunxia, a supporter of the lawyer and rights advocate Xu Zhiyong, being detained by the police near a Beijing court where Mr. Xu's trial was underway on Jan. 22, 2014.Credit Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

Detention of Rights Activists in China Soared in 2014, Report Says

  • Tue, 03/17/2015 - 19:26

The Chinese authorities last year detained more people advocating greater civic rights than at any time since at least the mid-1990s, a United States-based organization said in a new report.

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

Chinese Police Shoot Four Uyghurs Dead After Casino Knife Attack

  • Mon, 03/16/2015 - 21:12

Authorities in northwestern China’s restive Xinjiang region have shot dead four ethnic minority Uyghurs who carried out a knife attack on a group of Han Chinese outside a popular casino, according to a police officer and local doctors.

A SWAT team assembles during a city patrol in Hotan, northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, June 6, 2014.

Official’s Boast About Chinese Policies in Xinjiang Has Some Uyghurs Crying Foul

  • Mon, 03/16/2015 - 21:08

Conflicts between Uyghurs and Chinese stem from repression, not religious radicalism, local critics say.

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