Uyghurs Caught Off Guard in Deadly Police Raid in Xinjiang

RFA, 30 August 2013

A group of 22 Uyghurs were caught flat-footed when Chinese police shot them dead in a house raid in Xinjiang last week because one of their colleagues who was supposed to be on sentry duty deserted them at the last minute, according to local officials.

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WUC Remembers Victims on International Day for Victims of Enforced Disappearances

Press Release – For immediate release
29 August 2013
Contact: World Uyghur Congress
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or [email protected] 

The UN International Day for Victims of Enforced Disappearances is one of the most important in the UN commemorative calendar. This longstanding practice has been used by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) against Uyghurs has had devastating effects upon them, in particular since July 2009 where possibly thousands of Uyghurs have subsequently been disappeared. The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) would therefore like to use this occasion to remind the international community of the ongoing enforced disappearances of Uyghur in East Turkestan, and to call upon them to urge the PRC to establish an investigation so as to hold those responsible to account.

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China confirms raid on alleged terror cell in restive northwest, but details remain sketchy

FOX News, 29 August 2013

China has confirmed its police conducted a raid last week on an alleged terrorist cell in the restive northwestern region of Xinjiang.
Officials have refused to discuss the bloody Aug. 20 incident. Details about the death toll and identities of those killed remain sketchy.

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Uighur Activist Accuses China of Covering Up Xinjiang Killings

VoA News, 29 August 2013

A Uighur American activist is accusing China of covering up the killing of about a dozen Muslims during a raid in the northwestern region of Xinjiang last week.

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23 reported killed in violence between police and Uighurs in China

Los Angels Times, 29 August 2013

BEIJING – China acknowledged Wednesday that a police officer was killed last week in a bloody clash near the far-western city of Kashgar, the latest in a series of deadly incidents in the Xinjiang region this summer.

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Up to 23 dead in Xinjiang clash: Reports

The Economic Times, 29 August 2013

A Chinese policeman was killed in an “anti-terrorism” operation in the restive region of Xinjiang, state media reported Thursday — an incident last week in which overseas reports said 22 Uighurs were shot dead.

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Uighur Muslim Kicked from Home Over Niqab

OnIslam, 28 August 2013

URUMQI – A Uighur Muslim woman has been forced by Chinese authorities to evict her rented property in the northwestern region of Xinjiang for wearing a face veil, in a clear violation of her human rights.

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