August 2013

Uyghurs Caught Off Guard in Deadly Police Raid in Xinjiang

Thu, 08/29/2013 - 22:45

The Chinese authorities face no resistance as they gun down 22 Uyghurs.

Phantom enemies

Wed, 08/28/2013 - 20:36
Mark Kitto and his family camp in Moyu County, Xinjiang. (© Mark Kitto)

China’s leaders are creating what they seek to avoid—a coordinated resistance

Uighur Activist Accuses China of Covering Up Xinjiang Killings

Wed, 08/28/2013 - 20:33
Alim Seytoff

A Uighur American activist is accusing China of covering up the killing of about a dozen Muslims during a raid in the northwestern region of Xinjiang last week.

China confirms raid on alleged terror cell in restive northwest, but details remain sketchy

Wed, 08/28/2013 - 20:30

China confirmed Wednesday that police conducted a raid last week on an alleged terrorist cell in the restive northwestern region of Xinjiang, although details about the death toll and identities of those killed in the bloody incident remain sketchy.


Wed, 08/28/2013 - 11:12


Veiled Muslim Uyghur Woman Evicted from Rented Home

Tue, 08/27/2013 - 22:48
A notice in Chinese from the Ceramic Factory Neighborhood Committee indicates that Arzugul Memet's residence was sealed on Aug. 16, 2013.

An unofficial rule in Xinjiang’s capital prohibits women tenants from covering their faces.

Death Toll in Xinjiang Police Shootout Climbs As Exile Group Blasts Raid

Tue, 08/27/2013 - 22:44
Chinese armed police patrol the streets of the Muslim Uyghur quarter in Xinjiang's capital Urumqi, June 29, 2013.

Authorities in China's restive region say 22 Uyghurs have been shot dead in an 'anti-terror' raid.

Over News of Clash, a Shroud of Silence in Xinjiang

Tue, 08/27/2013 - 22:33
The police standing guard last month in a Uighur neighborhood in the Xinjiang region, where violence flared in late June.

The blood has long since been hosed away, but weeks after Chinese security forces opened fire on a crowd of Muslim protesters, killing what local residents said were scores of young men, there is a palpable fear on the streets of this dusty farming township in Xinjiang, the restive borderland region in China’s far west.

At Least 15 Uyghurs Killed in Police Shootout in Xinjiang

Sun, 08/25/2013 - 20:23

Chinese authorities accuse them of terrorism and illegal religious activities.