China’s anti-terrorism legislation and repression in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous region

22 March 2002 Amnesty International

Published on 22 March 2002

 This report describes the new anti-terrorism provisions in Chinese law and Amnesty International’s concerns about these provisions and the crackdown against “terrorist, separatist and illegal religious activities” currently underway in the XUAR. The report points out that Amnesty International recognises the duty of states under international human rights law to protect their populations from violent criminal acts, but that such measures should be implemented within a framework of protection for all human rights.

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