June 2013

Two Uyghurs Believed Killed in Hotan Violence

Sat, 06/29/2013 - 01:18
The Chinese paramilitary police, photographed from a car, being taken to Xinjiang Province, site of clashes with Muslim Uighurs.

A source says police shot at a group of Uyghurs returning from prayers at a local mosque.

Xinjiang Violence More Serious Than Reported

Fri, 06/28/2013 - 18:39
An ethnic Uyghur man commutes on the road leading to the riot affected town of Lukchun in Xinjiang, June 27, 2013.

At least 46 are believed killed in the clashes, higher than the death toll of 27 cited by state media.

Second clash hits China's Xinjiang in three days

Fri, 06/28/2013 - 18:33
Chinese paramilitary police man a checkpoint on the road to the riot-affected Uighur town of Lukqun, Xinjiang province. (AFP/Mark RALSTON)

Fresh violence erupted in China's restive Xinjiang on Friday, state media said, two days after 35 died in what the government called a "terrorist attack" and a week before the anniversary of major 2009 clashes.

China's west erupts in violence 2nd time in 3 days

Fri, 06/28/2013 - 16:35

A tense minority region in China's far west erupted in violence Friday for the second time in three days, barely hours after the government called the earlier unrest a "terrorist attack" and raised the death toll to 35.

The Uyghur American Association calls on the Chinese government to substantiate terror claims with an open and independent investigation

Fri, 06/28/2013 - 15:37

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) casts doubt on Chinese government claims that the June 26, 2013 incident in Lukchun was an act of terrorism until an independent verification of events is available. UAA is unequivocally opposed to any form of violence and condemns all violent actions.

China’s far west erupts in violence for 2nd time in 3 days; death toll from 1st rises to 35

Fri, 06/28/2013 - 00:00

A tense minority region in China’s far west erupted in violence Friday for the second time in three days, barely hours after the government called the earlier unrest a “terrorist attack” and raised the death toll to 35.

China’s Terrorism Narrative Emerges for June 26 Incident

Fri, 06/28/2013 - 00:00
Chinese paramilitary police block photos as they man a checkpoint on the road to Lukchun, June 28, 2013.

Yesterday, a “knife-wielding” mob attacked a police station, government offices, and a construction site in Lukqun township, Xinjiang. T

'No official explanation' for China violence

Fri, 06/28/2013 - 00:00

Riots have killed 27 people in China's restive far western region of Xinjiang, Chinese state media reported on Wednesday.

Saving Face in the Islamic World and Beyond: Ending Death Row Organ Harvesting in China

Thu, 06/27/2013 - 23:31

Like many other religions, Islam places importance with both spiritual cultivation and physical cleanliness.  When a Muslim dies, the body must be purified, cleansed, shrouded, and buried within 24 hours.

Beijing must address Uighur concerns in Xinjiang

Thu, 06/27/2013 - 23:26

The latest unrest in China’s northwestern province of Xinjiang has so far only been reported by official sources which are likely to have minimized the troubles