Chinese Authorities Release Photo of Uyghur Stabbing Suspects

RFA, 22 August 2013

Chinese authorities have released a photo of two Uyghurs from Xinjiang they say are believed responsible for the stabbing death of a local Muslim leader who had spoken out in favor of a government crackdown on members of his ethnic minority community involved in June violence.

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Authorities Go After Uyghurs As Police Guns Go Missing

RFA, 21 August 2013

Authorities in a village in China’s restive Xinjiang region are arresting ethnic minority Muslim Uyghurs at random as part of a search for police guns they say went missing when deadly violence flared on the eve of the Eid al-Fitr festival, according to residents.

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China to phase out use of prisoners’ organs for transplants

Fox News, 20 August 2013

China will start phasing out its decades-long practice of using the organs of executed prisoners for transplant operations from November, a senior official said on Thursday, as it pushes to mandate the use of organs from ethical sources in hospitals.

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Editorial: Can China clean up corruption?: New president takes on an old problem

CNN, 19 August 2013

The new regime of Chinese President Xi Jinping is turning up the heat on corruption there, and is making sure you can read all about it. Stories of graft, official excess and corporate malfeasance abound, not only in foreign news outlets but also in China’s emboldened domestic publications and social media.

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Imam Stabbed to Death After Supporting Crackdown Against Uyghurs

RFA, 17 August 2013

A Uyghur Muslim religious leader in China’s restive western Xinjiang region has been stabbed to death after calling members of his ethnic minority community involved in June violence “terrorists” and backing a government crackdown against them, residents and officials said.

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Hundreds of Uyghurs Held After Violence Over Prayer Restrictions

RFA, 16 August 2013

A week after police opened fire and suppressed protests by ethnic minority Muslim Uygurs in a village in the restive Xinjiang region, the crowd at the local mosque has plummeted by 70 percent, residents say, suggesting that a silent crackdown is underway.

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Uighur leader condemns China death sentences

Fox News, 15 August 2013

An exiled leader of China’s Uighur ethnic minority has condemned the death sentences passed on two people over what authorities called a terrorist attack in the restive western region of Xinjiang.

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Chinese Authorities Criticized for Death Sentences on Uyghurs

RFA, 15 August 2013

Beijing’s sentencing to death of two Uyghurs this week over deadly violence in April in the restive Xinjiang region’s Kashgar prefecture is expected to further fuel anger among the ethnic minority Uyghur community towards the Chinese authorities, a rights group said Wednesday.

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