Xinjiang in lock down following riots

AsiaNews, 31 July 2014

Urumqi (AsiaNews / Agencies) – China’s central government has ordered the authorities of Xinjiang “to secure” the province after the violence on July 28, which resulted in dozens of deaths and injuries. The streets of Kashgar and Yarkand County, say local sources, are “full of soldiers, policemen and armed checkpoints”.

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

The Conversation, 31 July 2014 

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.

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Uighur imam who supported Chinese Communist Party is stabbed to death

LA Times, 31 July 2014

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.

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China, Uighurs Differ Over Accounts of Unrest in Xinjiang

VoA News, 30 July 2014 

The Chinese government and exiled Uighur groups are offering differing explanations about what led to the latest instance of unrest in the troubled Xinjiang region, where scores of people were killed this week.

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Uighur exiles confirm deaths in China clash: At least 100 people killed or wounded in Xinjiang, World Uyghur Congress says, in the region’s latest violent incident

Al-Jazeera, 30 July 2014

A clash in China’s far western region of Xinjiang, home to the country’s mostly Muslim Uighur minority, has left nearly 100 people dead or wounded, according to an exile group.

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Uyghur Group Says Nearly 100 Casualties in China Clash

Outlook, 30 July 2014

A clash in China’s far western region of Xinjiang, home to the country’s mostly Muslim Uyghur minority, left nearly 100 people dead and wounded, an exile group said today.

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Imam of Grand Kashgar Mosque Murdered in Xinjiang Violence

RFA, 30 July 2014

The head of the largest mosque in China, who has been highly critical of violence by ethnic minority Muslim Uyghurs in the troubled Xinjiang region, has been stabbed to death, according to witnesses and local officials.

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Jailed Uyghur Scholar Tohti Officially Charged with Separatism

RFA, 30 July 2014

China’s jailed ethnic minority Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti was officially charged in a Xinjiang court Wednesday with inciting separatism.

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