Chinese Authorities Confirm Police Fired at Uyghur Protesters

RFA, 30 June 2013

Local authorities in China’s Xinjiang region confirmed at the weekend that police fired at hundreds of minority ethnic Muslim Uyghurs protesting the arrest of a young religious leader and closure of a mosque, acknowledging that up to 15 people may have been killed and 50 others injured in the latest violence to hit the volatile region.

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Incidents of violence hit China’s far west ahead of anniversary of deadly ethnic attacks

The Washington Post, 29 June 2013

BEIJING — Violent attacks have spread this week in a tense minority region of western China, state media reported Saturday, just days before the anniversary of a bloody clash between minority Uighurs and the ethnic Han majority that left almost 200 dead and resulted in a major security clampdown.

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China’s troubled Xinjiang hit by more violence: state media

Reuters, 29 June 2013

(Reuters) – More than a hundred people, riding motorbikes and wielding knifes, attacked a police station in China’s ethnically divided western region of Xinjiang, state media said on Saturday, in the latest unrest to hit the restive region in the past week.

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Two Uyghurs Believed Killed in Hotan Violence

RFA, 29 June 2013

Fresh violence broke out in Xinjiang Friday in the second shooting in two days, with one resident saying that at least two ethnic minority Uyghurs may have been shot dead by police.

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

The Washington Post, 28 June 2013

BEIJING — 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.

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Xinjiang Violence More Serious Than Reported

RFA, 28 June 2013

The violence this week in a remote township in China’s troubled Xinjiang region is believed to have been more serious than reported, with at least 46 people killed following an attack on police and government establishments by disgruntled ethnic minority Uyghurs, according to local officials and residents.

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Uyghur Groups Urge Probe Into Xinjiang Violence

RFERL, 28 June 2013

Two Uyghur exile groups have urged an independent investigation into the death of 27 people in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) as police blocked access to the site of the riots.

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Human Rights Commissioner: Expect China to launch a transparent inquiry into the violence in Xinjiang

Federal Foreign Office of Germany, 27 June 2013

Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Markus Löning today (27 June) issued a statement on the incidents in Xinjiang:

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