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Hacking, shooting incident leave 17 dead in Xinjiang’s Aksu prefecture

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 08:44

Dead from Feb. 17 clash include four police and four bystanders hit by indiscriminate police gunfire

Celebrating Chinese New Year's in China's Uyghur Region

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 08:40

Urumqi, the capital of northwest Xinjiang Province, is a city that operates on two clocks.

Afghans arrested Chinese Uighurs to aid Taliban talks bid: officials

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 00:00

Afghanistan arrested and handed over several Muslim Uighur militants from China's west in an effort to persuade China to use its influence with Pakistan to help start negotiations with the Taliban, Afghan security officials said on Friday.

Top China cotton producer resists reforms in restive Xinjiang

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 20:08

China's top cotton producer, a quasi-military body formed 60 years ago to settle the far west Xinjiang area, is resisting a government policy that could force it to cut output in an industry employing hundreds of thousands in the restive region.

Uyghur Man Draws Knife, is Shot Dead by Police

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 20:03
Chinese police officers and paramilitary policemen patrol a street in Kashgar city, July 23, 2014.

A Uyghur farmer on his way to work in the fields was shot and killed by police in northwestern China’s restive Xinjiang region this week after he pulled a knife on officers attempting to detain him, sources said.

China to neighbours: Send us your Uighurs

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 19:13
Anti-terrorism posters are pasted along the streets of Urumqi, in China's Xinjiang region [Getty Images]

Afghanistan is among several countries under pressure to deport Chinese members of the Muslim ethnic group.

In the galleries: Art that’s coolly conceived, rigorously made

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 19:07

Painter Mikray Pida is a member of Washington’s small but significant population of Uyghurs, Turkic-speaking people native to Xinjiang, a contested area of western China.

China’s Problems With Torture & Impunity for Torturers

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 10:37
Ilham Tohti with his wife Guzelnur

Torture and mistreatment of detainees is endemic in China, CHRD has reported to the UN Committee Against Torture (CAT).

'Deaths And Injuries' Follow Clashes Between Uyghurs and Police in Xinjiang

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 19:47

Hospital says 7-8 died, more injured in incident involving bomb.

Montrealer's documentary probes absurd case of Uyghurs in Guantánamo

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 12:45
  Director Patricio Henriquez and Rushan Abbas, a U.S. businesswoman of Uyghur origins who first worked as a military translator in Guantánamo and then moved over to help the legal team fighting to get the Uyghurs out of prison. John Kenney / Montreal Gazette

It’s an incredible story. Montreal-based filmmaker Patricio Henríquez’s Uyghurs: Prisoners of the Absurd looks at 22 members of China’s Muslim Uyghur minority who were detained in Afghanistan shortly after the American invasion of that country and ended up spending several years in the Guantánamo prison.

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