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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.’

China: Ramadan Restrictions Violate Religious Freedom

  • Fri, 06/19/2015 - 18:22

For Uighur Muslims in China’s autonomous region of Xinjiang, observing Ramadan – a month-long period of introspection, fasting, prayer, and devotion – is difficult, if not impossible.

China to crack down on Uighurs escaping to Turkey

  • Thu, 06/18/2015 - 20:26

The Chinese government has pledged to crack down on Uighurs who, it says, are escaping and signing up with Islamic State.

Uighur rights groups say China's restrictions on Islam in Xinjiang have added to violent ethnic tensions in the region [AP]

China bans Ramadan fasting in mainly Muslim region

  • Thu, 06/18/2015 - 19:33

Civil servants, students and teachers prevented from fasting and restaurants ordered to remain open in Xinjiang region.

Muslim worshipers attend Friday prayers at a mosque in Beijing, Nov 1, 2013

Chinese Police Shoot Dead a Muslim Uyghur Man Amid Ramadan Crackdown

  • Wed, 06/17/2015 - 20:59

An ethnic minority Uyghur man is killed in the northern Chinese city of Xi'an after he allegedly 'charged' a ticket queue brandishing a brick.

Chinese police kill Uighur man who 'charged' station queue with brick

  • Wed, 06/17/2015 - 20:57

Police at a train station in the Chinese city of Xian shot an ethnic Uighur man who had charged into a ticket line holding a brick, police said on Wednesday, adding the man later died.

China: US Should Use Dialogue to Halt Rights Erosion

  • Wed, 06/17/2015 - 20:53

9 Groups Urge Support for Embattled Activists

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