July 2014

Uighur imam who supported Chinese Communist Party is stabbed to death

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 13:14
Cameras keep watch on men coming to pray recently at Id Kah mosque in Kashgar, in China's Xinjiang region. Many Muslims resented security measures permitted by head imam Juma Tahir, who was stabbed to death Wednesday, July 30. (Barbara Demick / Los Angeles Times)

A 74-year-old imam who had angered many Muslims because of his support for the Chinese Communist Party was stabbed to death outside the main mosque in Kasghar on Wednesday, according to multiple sources.

China’s Uighur Muslims are trapped in a cycle of violence

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 13:10

As the Islamic holy month of Ramadan ended, lethal violence flared up in China’s Xinjiang province – the latest grim entry in the saga of terrorism and repression that surrounds the region’s Uighur Muslim minority.

Uighur Congress disputes Beijing's account of Xinjiang clash

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 19:38
Seytoff: "Beijing is using its massive security force to deal with any Uighur unrest"

A day after dozens of people were killed in clashes in China's restive Xinjiang region, the Uighur World Congress' Alim Seytoff tells DW Beijing's account of events intends to depict peaceful protesters as "terrorists."

Imam of Grand Kashgar Mosque Murdered in Xinjiang Violence

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 19:26
Screen grab from CCTV shows Imam Jume Tahir being interviewed by the Chinese state broadcaster, April 30, 2013.

Jume Tahir, who is also vice-president of the China Islamic Association, was stabbed to death outside the ancient mosque.

Wife of Party Official Killed in Xinjiang ‘Revenge Attack’

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 19:26
Chinese police officers and paramilitary policemen patrol a street in Kashgar city, July 23, 2014.

Officials say they were targeted after he led a raid on a mosque prayer session.

Jailed Uyghur Scholar Tohti Officially Charged with Separatism

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 19:21

The indictment comes amid unending violence in China's restive western Xinjiang region.

China: Baseless Charge Against Uighur Scholar

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 16:11
Economist Ilham Tohti, from China's predominantly Muslim Xinjiang region speaks to students at Beijing’s Minzu University of China. ©2009 Associated Press

Indictment of Ilham Tohti Sends Wrong Signal in Volatile Region

Uyghur American Association appalled at separatism charges leveled against Ilham Tohti

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:14

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July 30, 2014, 11:15 am EST

China charges prominent Uyghur scholar with 'separatism'

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:37

Chinese authorities on Wednesday formally charged a prominent Uyghur scholar with "separatism" months after his detention, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

China’s Account of Bloodshed in Far West Is Disputed

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:31

China’s state news media on Tuesday belatedly reported what was described as a terror attack in the troubled far west region of Xinjiang, where dozens of people were said to have been killed or wounded by assailants with knives and axes.