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Apr 21, 2014

Amid police crackdowns and stifling censorship, one Chinese ethnic minority struggles to be heard online.

Family members and relatives of Ablimit as well as residents of his township prepare to take his body wrapped in white cloth in a protest march to the Kelpin county center, April 13, 2014.
Apr 17, 2014

A teenager in China's Xinjiang has died after speeding past police checkpoints and clashing with officers, state media said Thursday, in the latest violence to hit the restive far-western region.

A suspected Uighur from China’s troubled far-western region of Xinjiang, weeps as he speaks with a translator after being detained at the immigration regional headquarters near the Thailand-Malaysia border in Hat Yai, Songkla March 14, 2014. About 200 people rescued by police from a human smuggling camp in southern Thailand on Wednesday are suspected Uighur Muslims from China’s troubled far-western region of Xinjiang, say Thai police.
Apr 3, 2014

A group of mainly Muslim refugees from western China has become the focus of an international tug-of-war in Thailand as Beijing flexes its diplomatic muscle and western powers warn Bangkok not to send them home.

An Uygur boy holds a placard with a photo of Ilham Tohti that reads 'Freedom to Ilham Tohti' during a demonstration. Photo: AP
Feb 26, 2014

Ilham Tohti charged with separatism, which can carry the death penalty

Ethnic Uighur women grieve for their men, 7 July 2009, who they believe were taken away by the Chinese authorities following bloody clashes in Urumqi two days previously
Jan 15, 2014

The situation of the Uyghur minority in north-west China became even more precarious in 2013, says Henryk Szadziewski.

A dozen petitioners facing repatriation exit a van outside a government complex in Beijing, Dec. 9, 2013.
Dec 11, 2013

Thousands of ordinary Chinese who try to speak out about rights abuses are detained in the capital.

Dec 4, 2013

China has stepped up pressure on ethnic minority students and lecturers in the restive northwestern Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, insisting that students must pass a test of political views and declare their allegiance to the Chinese state in order to graduate.

Dec 4, 2013

Nine UNPO Members attended the Forum where they discussed the religious challenges facing minorities worldwide.

Dec 4, 2013

An alternative account of the recent incident that left several Uyghurs dead says that Chinese police armed and barricaded themselves inside the police station, while locking Uyghur auxiliary police outside, then shot into the group of protesters from upper windows.

Dec 4, 2013

China steps up its international counterterrorism efforts with the help of two unlikely allies: Pakistan and the U.S.

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