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CAIR Asks Chinese President to End Denial of Religious Freedom for Uyghur Muslims

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 21:09
Uighur Muslim outside a mosque in Kashgar

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.

Exiles angered as China holds beer festival in Muslim county

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 18:48
Two ethnic Uighur men walk in a clothing market in downtown Urumqi, Xinjiang province. PHOTO: REUTERS

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.

China bans Ramadan fasting in mainly Muslim region

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 19:34
Uighur rights groups say China's restrictions on Islam in Xinjiang have added to violent ethnic tensions in the region [AP]

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

Chinese Police Shoot Dead a Muslim Uyghur Man Amid Ramadan Crackdown

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 20:59
Muslim worshipers attend Friday prayers at a mosque in Beijing, Nov 1, 2013

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 - 20:56

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

Uyghur Girl Appeals For Help in Freeing Family From Thai Detention Center

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 22:21
A map shows the cities in Thailand where Uyghurs are being held in government-run refugee detention centers.

The five members were among hundreds captured while fleeing persecution in China.

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