Explosion rocks Urumqi train station in far-western Chinese region of Xinjiang

SMH, 30 April 2014

Beijing: A deadly explosion has rocked a train station in Urumqi, the capital of the restive far-western Xinjiang, on the same day Chinese President Xi Jinping completed a high-profile four-day tour of the region.

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Blast hits during Chinese President’s visit to region

CNN, 30 April 2014

(CNN) — An explosion rocked a train station Wednesday in China’s restive northwestern region as President Xi Jinping finished a visit there, the nation’s state news agency reported, citing authorities.

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Dozens Injured in Blast in Capital of China’s Xinjiang Region

The Wall Street Journal, 30 April 2014

SHANGHAI—An explosion injured dozens of people at a railway station in the capital of western China’s Xinjiang region Wednesday, hours after President Xi Jinping used a rare tour there to demonstrate his government’s commitment to combating terrorism.

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Deadly China blast at Xinjiang railway station

BBC News, 30 April 2014

A bomb and knife attack at a railway station in China’s western Xinjiang region has killed three and injured 79 others, officials and state media say. The attackers used explosives and knives at Urumqi’s south railway station on Wednesday, officials said.

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China must release Ilham Tohti now

The Guardian, 28 April 2014

As writers and artists, we join PEN American Center today in protesting the arrest of our colleague, Uighur writer and scholar Ilham Tohti, who is being charged with separatism for the peaceful expression of his views on human rights.

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16 Muslim Uyghurs arrested for illegal entry

Pattaya Mail, 27 April 2014

SA KAEO, April 25 – Thai border authorities today arrested 16 Uyghurs Muslims as they tried to illegally enter Thailand. Sa Kaeo Deputy Immigration Police Commissioner Pol Lt Col Benjapon Rodsawas said a combined force of immigration police and army patrolled a Cambodian border zone this morning and intercepted a pickup truck which looked suspicious in Aranyaprathet-Khao Chakan Road in Wattana Nakhon district.

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China Rewards Xinjiang Beard Informants

OnIslam, 26 April 2014

URUMQI – Authorities in China’s Muslim-majority province of Xinjiang are offering cash rewards to informants who report on their neighbors for wearing beards, Chinese state media has reported.

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Cambodia Route Reopens for Uighur Refugees | The Cambodia Daily

The Cambodia Daily, 26 April 2014

Recent arrests by Thai authorities of groups of suspected Uighur refugees along the Cambodian border have experts convinced that Cambodia has once again become a transit hub for members of the minority group fleeing religious and political persecution in China.

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