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Tag Archives: Uighur

Worshippers struggle under a ‘police state’ – Bid to curb ‘extremism’

KASHGAR, China, July 13, (AFP): Worshippers quietly passed through metal detectors as they entered the central mosque in China’s far western city of Kashgar under the stern gaze of stone-faced police officers. The increasingly strict curbs imposed on the mostly Muslim Uighur population have stifled life in the tense Xinjiang …

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China ‘bans’ list of Islamic names

BEIJING, April 27, (AP): Authorities in China’s Xinjiang region are prohibiting parents from giving children some Islamic names in the latest effort to dilute the influence of religion on life in the ethnic Uighur minority heartland. “Muhammad”, “Jihad” and “Islam” are among at least 29 names now banned in the …

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China ‘arrests’ four terrorists – report

BEIJING, Dec 7, (RTRS): Chinese police have arrested four “terrorists” in a northern province for planning attacks, a state-run newspaper said on Monday, carrying pictures of some of the suspects who appeared to be from the northwestern region of Xinjiang. The China Youth Daily said posters had appeared around Taiyuan, …

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China casts doubts on Xinjiang loyalty

BEIJING, Nov 24, (RTRS): A senior official from China’s violence- torn Xinjiang region questioned on Tuesday the loyalty of some ruling Communist Party members there, saying some even supported “terrorist acts”. The comments are a rare admission of dissent among Xinjiang’s officials over Beijing’s policies, which have been condemned by …

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