Four Uyghur Women Forced to Abort Their Babies in Xinjiang

RFA, 30 December 2013

Four Uyghur women in China’s troubled northwestern region of Xinjiang have been forced by authorities to undergo abortions—one of them nine months into her pregnancy—under Beijing’s brutally-enforced one-child policy, local officials and parents said.

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WUC alarmed by the killing of Uyghurs in Yarkant

Press Release – For immediate release
30 December 2013
Contact: World Uyghur Congress  www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) strongly condemns the Chinese authorities shooting and killing of eight Uyghur demonstrators in Yarkant County (Ch. Sha Che) yesterday. The lack of details released by the Chinese government and press leaves more questions than answers regarding the incident. The WUC calls on the Chinese authorities to disclose all information pertaining to the incident, another example of what is becoming a new trend of state-sponsored violence and arbitrary use of force to silence dissent.

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Police kill 8 ‘terrorists’ in Xinjiang attack: report

SCMP, 30 December 2013

Police in Xinjiang killed eight people who had attacked them using knives and explosives in a stand-off in the early hours of Monday. One further suspect has since been detained.

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8 people killed in violence in China’s Xinjiang region

CNN, 30 December 2013

(CNN) — Police shot and killed eight people who attacked a police station in Xinjiang, a restive region in northwestern China, authorities said Monday.

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Chinese police kill eight in Xinjiang ‘terrorist attack’

Reuters, 30 December 2013

(Reuters) – Chinese police shot dead eight people during a “terrorist attack” in the western region of Xinjiang on Monday, the government said, raising the death toll from violent clashes there to at least 35 since November.

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Further Xinjiang violence claims eight lives

Financial Times, 30 December 2013

Chinese security forces killed eight people who attacked a police station in the northwestern region of Xinjiang, local authorities said on Monday, in the fourth violent incident associated with the restive territory in two months.

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China police kill eight in Xinjiang clash

BBC News, 30 December 2013

Police in China’s restive Xinjiang region have shot dead eight people during a violent clash on Monday, a state news portal says. The clash broke out when men armed with knives and explosives attacked a police station in Yarkand county, officials say. One person has also been arrested.

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Eight police station ‘attackers’ shot dead in China’s Xinjiang

AFP, 30 December 2013

Beijing — Eight “attackers” armed with knives and explosives were killed Monday during an assault on a police station in China’s Xinjiang, according to authorities who have blamed “terrorists” for a string of deadly incidents in the largely Muslim region.

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