Gross violations of human rights in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region

31 March 1999 Amnesty InternationalThis report describes a pattern of gross violations of human rights in the Uighur Autonomous Region of Xinjiang. These violations include arbitrary detention and imprisonment, unfair political trials, torture, and arbitrary and summary executions. The main victims of these violations are the Uighurs, the majority ethnic group among the predominently Muslim local population in the region.

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