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Jul 20, 2009

It would be a mistake for the Chinese government to rely solely on massive arrests, bans on demonstrations and curbs on the media to contain Uighur discontent in the Xinjiang province of western China.

Jul 20, 2009

Twelve of the nearly 200 people killed during a deadly ethnic riot in the city of Urumqi were shot by Chinese security forces, the state news agency reported over the weekend. It was China’s first official accounting of the number of people killed by the police and paramilitary troops during the chaos in Urumqi, capital of the restive Xinjiang region.

Jul 19, 2009

More than 5,000 ethnic Uighurs rallied in Kazakhstan's largest city on Sunday to protest China's use of deadly force to quash Uighur protests this month.

Jul 19, 2009

The government of the restive western Chinese region of Xinjiang is stepping up security amid a widening crackdown on Uighurs after ethnic unrest earlier this month that left more than 190 dead and many more wounded.

Jul 19, 2009

The clashes between the Uighurs and Han Chinese in Xinjiang this month left at least 197 people dead and more than 1,600 wounded. The rioting was Xinjiang’s worst ethnic unrest in decades. It not only shook China, but also brought international attention to the problems faced by China’s ethnic minority groups, including Uighurs and Tibetans.

Jul 19, 2009

The livery driver went out to get a drink of water and did not come home. Tuer Shunjal, a vegetable vendor, was bundled off with four of his neighbors when he made the mistake of peering out from a hallway bathroom when the police swept through the building he was in. “They threw a shirt over his head and led him away without saying a word,” said his wife, Resuangul.

Jul 18, 2009

China said Thursday it opposed any foreign platform for Rebiya Kadeer, after an Australian film festival accused Beijing of trying to stop a showing of a documentary about the prominent Uighur activist.

Jul 18, 2009

As this shattered regional capital sorts through the corpses from China’s deadliest civil unrest in decades, another loss has become apparent: faith in the government’s ability to secure the peace and quell mass disturbances. In many neighborhoods, police officers remained absent for hours as the carnage unfolded, witnesses say.

Jul 18, 2009

THE unofficial leader of the Uighurs, Rebiya Kadeer, will use her visit to Australia next month to urge the Federal Government to take a stand over China's violent repression in her homeland.

Jul 18, 2009

The U.S. may not be able to move all eligible detainees at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, to other countries before President Barack Obama's January deadline for closing the prison, an Obama administration official said.

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