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Uighur women grieve for male relatives who they say were detained by Chinese authorities after July 5, 2009 protest in Urumqi.

‘Policies in Xinjiang brutal, cause trauma among Uyghurs’

  • Wed, 03/05/2014 - 20:12

The Chinese government should immediately reverse its provocative and discriminatory policies in Xinjiang, a Germany-based Uyghur exiled group has said, adding that such policies were leading to rampant psychological trauma among the Muslim Uyghur community linked to Kunming attacks.

Uighur leader Kadeer delivers a speech at the fourth General Assembly of the World Uighur Congress in Tokyo (Yuriko Nakao Reuters, / May 14, 2012)

Uighur leader fears China's 'iron fist' after knife attack

  • Wed, 03/05/2014 - 09:00

Chinese authorities are likely to further crack down on dissent in the restive Xinjiang region after a bloody train station knife attack that Beijing blames on militants, an exiled Uighur leader said on Tuesday.

China Train Station Attackers May Have Acted 'in Desperation'

  • Tue, 03/04/2014 - 18:38

Sources suspect they had been 'trapped' in Yunnan province after failing to flee the country.

Experts Skeptical of Kunming Link to Global Terror

  • Tue, 03/04/2014 - 18:36

China says the vicious slashing spree that killed 29 people in a southern city was the work of separatists linked to international terrorism, but the assailants' homespun methods and low-tech weapons — nothing more than long knives — have led some analysts to suspect they didn't get outside help.

Authorities censor coverage of Kunming station attack

  • Tue, 03/04/2014 - 18:33

Reporters Without Borders condemns the censorship that the Chinese authorities have imposed on the media in the wake of the attack by people armed with knives on travellers at the main station in Kunming, in the southwestern province of Yunnan, on 1 March.

UNPO Condemns Recent Attacks at Kunming Station and Calls for Restraint, Dialogue and a Renewed Effort to Address Uyghur Human Rights in China

  • Tue, 03/04/2014 - 18:30

The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) and the World Uyghur Congress, the representative body of the Uyghurs, denounce the violent attacks, which took place on 1 March 2014 at Kunming’s main railway station in southern China

Chinese policemen standing near the body of one of the alleged attackers (L) at the railway station in Kunming, southwest China's Yunnan province, March 1, 2014.

China's Kunming Train Station Violence Leaves 33 Dead

  • Sun, 03/02/2014 - 22:19

Beijing blames 'separatist forces' in Xinjiang for the attack.

Ilham Tohti in Beijing, August 2012.

Authorities Bar Lawyer From Meeting With Detained Uyghur Scholar's Wife

  • Sun, 03/02/2014 - 22:15

A rights group meanwhile warns that Ilham Tohti remains at high risk of torture and ill-treatment as long as he is in custody.

Shoppers browse at a bazaar in Hotan, Nov. 6, 2013.

Xinjiang Police Fire Tear Gas on Uyghur Crowd at Bazaar

  • Sun, 03/02/2014 - 22:12

The crowd is aggravated by dispute over confiscated motorcycles.

Backlash: Ulghur worshippers at Friday prayer at the central mosque in Hotan. Photo: Sanghee Lee

Losing their religion: Desperate plight of China's ethnic Uighurs

  • Fri, 02/28/2014 - 21:47

China's Uighurs are fighting back against religious persecution.

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