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Chinese court jails a man for 6 years for growing beard

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 00:00
Screen capture of an online poster on “the Project Beauty” in Xinjiang.

A court in China's mainly Muslim Xinjiang region has sentenced a man to six years in prison for "provoking trouble" and growing a beard, a practise discouraged by local authorities, a newspaper reported on Sunday.

Uyghur Neighborhood Targeted For Evictions is Destroyed by Fire

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 15:51

Strong winds help spread the blaze, leaving seven dead and eight injured in Karamay, sources say.

Tug-of-war between China, Turkey over suspected Uighurs in Thailand

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 17:14

A group of suspected Uighur Muslims has become the focus of a diplomatic tug-of-war in Thailand between China and Turkey, with both countries wanting to repatriate them and hundreds of other suspected Uighurs detained in Thailand as illegal immigrants.

Thailand to decide if Uighur family can go to Turkey

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 19:13

Official at Turkish embassy in Bangkok confirms to Anadolu Agency that family - in custody since last year - are now Turkish citizens.

Uyghurs, Prisoners of the Absurd: The Absurd Resilience of Compassion

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 19:11
Abu Bakker from ‘Uyghurs, Prisoners of the Absurd’

Filmmaker Patricio Henriquez constructs a crushing yet compassionate documentary on an oppression faced by an already persecuted and globally neglected community

China executes three over Kunming station attack

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 19:07
Three men were condemned to death in September; a woman was jailed for life

Three men convicted of involvement in the Kunming knife attack have been executed, a court in China says.

Veils may become symbols of resistance for Uygurs in China's Xinjiang

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 19:04
Uyghur woman wearing veil,Xinjiang,China

Government move to ban wearing of face coverings may trigger a backlash in Xinjiang

Indonesia tries 4 Chinese Uighurs charged in terrorism case

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 18:59
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)

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 - 12:14

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.

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