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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.

Scene of the raid in Xiniujiao.

Police shot dead two Uygur women before railway knife attack in Guangzhou

  • Mon, 03/16/2015 - 08:06

Witnesses and leaked Guangzhou police document say two women were killed in police raid on night before railway knife assault

Security forces participate in a military drill in Hotan, Xinjiang, June 6, 2014.

Chinese Authorities Shoot ‘Suspicious’ Uyghurs Dead in Xinjiang Restaurant

  • Fri, 03/13/2015 - 19:01

The men had refused to submit to a search by police.

Uyghurs are sentenced to death last year en masse at a court in Xinjiang province over a car crash in Beijing's Tiananmen Square that left five people dead the previous year. The incident was labled a "violent terror attack" by the court (Photo from screengrab)

China convicted 712 people for terrorism, separatism in 2014: court

  • Thu, 03/12/2015 - 20:20

Number of people sentenced last year for crimes such as inciting secession and terrorist attack was up 13.3 percent from 2013

Chinese police ask a group of people who were denied entry to the Urumqi Intermediate People's court to leave as the trial of Ilham Tohti begins in Urumqi, Sept. 17, 2014.

Increase in Criminal Trials in Xinjiang Indicates Growing Repression: Rights Journal

  • Wed, 03/11/2015 - 19:52

Right groups examine such figures to see if the Chinese judicial system discriminates against Uyghurs.

Mr. Heiner Bielefeldt, Special Rapporteur

U.N. official calls China's crackdown on Uighurs 'disturbing'

  • Wed, 03/11/2015 - 19:49

A U.N. human rights investigator on Wednesday criticized China's crackdown on the Muslim Uighurs in the far western region of Xinjiang, citing "disturbing stories" of harassment and intimidation against the ethnic minority.

Sentences are announced for 55 defendants, including some convicted of splittism, a state security crime, at a public sentencing rally in Xinjiang's Ili Prefecture on May 27, 2014. Image Credit: voachinese.com

Xinjiang State Security Trials Flat, Criminal Trials Soar in 2014

  • Wed, 03/11/2015 - 19:45

Xinjiang’s high court recently reported that, as compared with 2013, the number of endangering state security (ESS) trials in Xinjiang was flat in 2014.

Former Urumqi Communist Party boss Li Zhi speaks to crowds in Urumqi on September 3, 2009. Photo: Xinhua

China investigates former boss of Xinjiang's capital for suspected corruption

  • Wed, 03/11/2015 - 19:43

A former senior official in the capital of China's restive western region of Xinjiang who was sacked after deadly riots in 2009 has been put under investigation for suspected corruption, the graft watchdog said on Wednesday.

Zhang Chunxian (C) is surrounded by reporters at China's annual parliamentary session in Beijing, March 6, 2014.

Exiled Leader Rejects Xinjiang Party Secretary’s Claim of Uyghur-Islamic State Link

  • Tue, 03/10/2015 - 22:10

Rebiya Kadeer says Zhang Chunxian’s remarks are an attempt to cover up his own failed policies in the region.

Asylum seekers thought to be from China's Uyghur minority sit before boarding trucks as Thai Immigration officials (not pictured) escort them to a court in Songkhla, southern Thailand on March 15, 2014 (AFP Photo/Tuwaedaniya Meringing)

China’s crackdown on jihad leaves Uyghurs running scared

  • Tue, 03/10/2015 - 17:32

Beijing has taken to accusing all would-be refugees of being terrorists

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