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Uyghur men praying in a mosque in Hotan, in China's western Xinjiang region, April 16, 2015.
Feb 28, 2017

The list is being circulated to local governments throughout the region for compulsory 'study', residents say.

Paramilitary policemen stand in formation as they take part in an anti-terrorism oath-taking rally, in Kashgar, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, February 27, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer
Feb 28, 2017

More than 10,000 armed police in China's western Xinjiang region staged a mass rally in the capital Urumqi, state media said, as authorities rolled out a rapid-response air patrol system to quell unrest that the government blames on Islamist militants.

A map showing the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and the location of Kashgar.
Feb 27, 2017

Memet Eli was undergoing political re-education after being forcibly returned to his township by police, sources say.

Han Chinese residents hold a Chinese national flag as paramilitary policemen in riot gear block a road at the centre of Urumqi in China's Xinjiang Autonomous Region September 3, 2009.
Feb 27, 2017

Within hours of the February 14 knife attack in Pishan county, Xinjiang, China’s state media released identical reports...

A taxi in Kashgar, which lies west of the Bayingol Mongol Autonomous Prefecture, where drivers are being ordered to install Chinese-made GPS-like navigation equipment. The system can be used to track people in the volatile Xinjiang region in far western China.
Feb 27, 2017

Officials in China’s largest prefecture, in the far-western region of Xinjiang, are requiring all drivers there to install a Chinese-made satellite navigation system in their vehicles, according to an official news report this week.

Hotan prefecture in northwestern China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.
Feb 24, 2017

The arrests may be part of a campaign to pressure Uyghur officials into greater loyalty to Beijing, one observer says.

Feb 24, 2017

Joint NGO letter to Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the UN Human Rights Council

Map showing Hotan’s Guma county.
Feb 23, 2017

An RFA investigation reveals the identities of the three Uyghur attackers and possible motives for the incident.

Armed Chinese paramilitary policemen march during an anti-terrorist drill in Xinjiang, July 2, 2013.
Feb 23, 2017

Unofficial Christian worship is included in an ever-widening crackdown on freedom of religion and association.

Feb 23, 2017

A deadly knife attack in Xinjiang’s Pishan county last week, in which eight people including the three assailants were killed, has brought a wave of tightened security measures to the already tightly controlled region.

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