Deadly clash in China: An ambush by Uighurs or a government massacre?

LA Times, 7 August 2014 

What happened in the dead of night on a desolate road near a desert oasis in northwestern China is so shrouded in mystery that it would seem that nearly everybody who witnessed it took an oath of silence — or is dead.

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‘At Least 2,000 Uyghurs Killed’ in Yarkand Violence: Exile Leader

RFA, 6 August 2014

An exile Uyghur leader has claimed that at least 2,000 ethnic minority Uyghurs may have been killed by Chinese security forces following riots last week in a restive county in China’s western Xinjiang region, far more than reported by the state media.

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Uyghur Exiles and Supporters Worldwide to Commemorate the Five-Year Anniversary of Urumqi Tragedy

Press Release – For immediate release
3 July 2014
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or

On July 5, 2014, and in the days surrounding July 5, Uyghurs in exile and their supporters around the globe will stage demonstrations and other actions to commemorate the five-year anniversary of one of the most tragic days in the history of the Uyghur people and of East Turkestan. These demonstrations ensure the world is reminded of the continued plight of the Uyghur people. 

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UNPO Calls For Support Against Coercive Geopolitical Puppeteering

UNPO, 30 June 2014


UNPO — With the aim of providing a better understanding of the complexities that shape the lives of nations and ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities in various geopolitical hotspots, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen – Bayern (the German Green Party in Bavaria), in collaboration with UNPO and the World Uyghur Congress, and with the participation of the International Campaign for Tibet, organized a conference on 27 June 2014 at the Bavarian State Parliament in Munich, Germany.

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IBWM, 13 June 2014

On June 14, 2014, two days after the Fifa World Cup opens, the second Uyghur World Cup will take place over seven days in the Central Anatolian city of Kayseri in Turkey. Although the scale and fanfare of Fifa’s tournament ensures it will bear little resemblance to the Uyghur version, the commitment and the symbols of nationalism on display will look familiar.

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Fighting for Chinese Uyghur Rights in Ottawa

Muslim Link, 4 June 2014

Early this month, Rebiya Kadeer, Chinese Uyghur human rights activist and President of the World Uyghur Congress, visited Ottawa to testify before the Parliament Sub-Committee on Human Rights on the situation of Uyghur Muslims in China.

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Divides deepen as China allows anti-Uyghur sentiment to fester

Asian Correspondent, 9 May 2014

Ismat is a defiant Uyghur, but not in the way that his people are typically depicted. He wields a guitar, not a knife. The Beijing based performer sings gentle folk songs about his Xinjiang homeland, rather than screaming shrill death chants.

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Silenced Crimes Against Humanity: Enforced Disappearances, Arbitrary Arrests, and Extra-judicial Killings of Uyghurs in China

The live stream of the conference in Munich can be followed by this address:

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