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Muslims in China's Xinjiang told to ignore Ramadan customs

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 23:07

Officials in China's restive western region of Xinjiang have told Muslims to ignore religious customs during the holy month of Ramadan, an indication of what rights groups say is discrimination targeting the Uighur minority group.

China envoy denies Xinjiang Muslims banned from fasting – Bernama

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 23:05

Updated: Fri, 04 Jul 2014 06:36:12 GMT

Merkel Should Speak on Human Rights in China, Uighur Group Says

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 09:28
Rebiya Kadeer

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to China provides an opportunity for her to speak out against the “repressive measures” meted out by the Chinese government on its Muslim Uighur population, the president of the World Uighur Congress said.

Uyghur Exiles and Supporters Worldwide to Commemorate the Five-Year Anniversary of Urumqi Tragedy

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 19:34
Uyghur demonstration in Washington, D.C.

On July 5, 2014, and in the days surrounding July 5, Uyghurs in exile and their supporters around the globe will stage demonstrations and other actions to commemorate the five-year anniversary of one of the most tragic days in the history of the Uyghur people and of East Turkestan.

Beijing Steps Up Security Ahead of Urumqi Riot Anniversary

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 19:26
Fully armed Chinese paramilitary police patrol a street in Xinjiang's capital Urumqi, May 23, 2014.

Gas stations are banned from selling petrol in canisters, by police order.

Xinjiang's party chief urges 'firm hand' in anti-terror crackdown and engaging with Uygurs

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 19:28
Zhang Chunxian, party chief of Xinjiang, at a meeting in Beijing. Photo: Simon Song

Xinjiang party chief Zhang Chunxian has vowed to use an iron fist to stop terrorists, while also pledging to use an education campaign to engage ethnic Uygurs more effectively.

China bans Xinjiang officials from observing Ramadan fast

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 19:16
Muslims in other parts of China have been fasting - here the evening meal is prepared at a Beijing mosque

Several government departments in China's far western region of Xinjiang have banned Muslim staff from fasting during the month of Ramadan.

China launches ill-advised crackdown on Ramadan

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 19:13

Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting and prayer, is just beginning. But for many Muslims in the Chinese Autonomous Region of Xinjiang, it may not even start.

Beijing has banned Ramadan for many Muslims in Xinjiang

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 19:08
The Tarim River Basin Management Bureau in Xinjiang showed men in traditional caps eating during the daylight in a report (link in Chinese) about a Party Day celebration dated June 30

Ramadan, the Islamic religious festival marked by a month of fasting, officially started June 28 around the world but has been effectively cancelled for many Muslims in Western China.

China cracks down on Uighurs ahead of 5th anniversary of bloody riots

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 18:30
Armed police officers conduct security checks at the entrance to the station square of the Urumqi south train station in Urumqi in late June. (Koichiro Ishida)

Chinese authorities detained a number of Uighurs here in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region ahead of the fifth anniversary July 5 of riots that left nearly 200 people dead.

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