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This photo taken on April 19 shows Uighur men walking into the Id Kah mosque for afternoon prayers in Kashgar, in China's western Xinjiang region. (Photo by Greg Baker/AFP)
Aug 29, 2015

Courts across China's restive Xinjiang region have sentenced 45 people on terrorism charges amid a crackdown against minority Muslim Uighur separatists.

Uyghurs, a minority Muslim group in China, say they have faced years of oppression under Chinese rule. Credit: Gustavo Jeronimo/CC-BY-2.0
Jul 23, 2015

Two reports released in quick succession by the international rights group Human Rights Watch have highlighted the plight of China’s minority Uyghur population and shed light on their continuing struggle to find a safe haven elsewhere in the region.

Suspected Uighurs from China's troubled far-western region of Xinjiang sit inside a temporary shelter after they were detained at the immigration regional headquarters near the Thailand-Malaysia border in Hat Yai, Songkla, 14 March 2014. Reuters
Jul 11, 2015

Hundreds of Uighurs, a Turkic-speaking, largely Muslim minority, have been deported to China by the Thai authorities — despite calls for their protection.

Jul 11, 2015

The move has been condemned by the U.N., Washington and human-rights groups

Shohret Hoshur
Jul 9, 2015

China is trying to silence this Radio Free Asia reporter by making his family disappear.

Jun 17, 2015

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Asylum seekers thought to be from China's Uyghur minority sit before boarding trucks as Thai Immigration officials (not pictured) escort them to a court in Songkhla, southern Thailand on March 15, 2014 (AFP Photo/Tuwaedaniya Meringing)
Mar 10, 2015

Beijing has taken to accusing all would-be refugees of being terrorists

Chinese paramilitary police patrol a street in Urumqi, the capital of farwest China's Muslim Uighur homeland of Xinjiang, on May 23, 2014 ©Goh Chai Hin (AFP/File)
Mar 4, 2015

More than 450 people were killed in China's restive mainly Muslim Xinjiang region last year, a rights group said -- with three times as many deaths among members of the Uighur minority than ethnic Han Chinese.

Fully armed Chinese paramilitary police officers stand guard along a street in Urumqi, May 23, 2014.
Mar 3, 2015

Ethnic Uyghurs were three times as likely as Han Chinese to have been killed, the group says in a report.

A notice in Chinese from the Ceramic Factory Neighborhood Committee indicates that Arzugul Memet's residence was sealed on Aug. 16, 2013.
Feb 2, 2015

Earlier this month, a ban on publicly wearing burqas, full-face veils and full-body coverings passed in Urumchi, the capital of the Uyghur region in China.

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