BEIJING Mon Mar 10, 2014(Reuters) - China has arrested a Uighur
AIDS activist for endangering national security, a health advocacy group said, in the latest sign of the government's crackdown in the troubled far western region of Xinjiang, home to the largely Muslim Uighur
The Obama administration stepped up efforts to resettle the Uighurs
and came close to sending two to live in a Uighur
community in Virginia.
The majority of Xinjiang's population is made up of the region's native Turkic Muslim Uighur
ethnic group and the province has been the site of a long-running insurgency against Chinese rule led by the separatist East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM).
BEIJING -- An Uighur
group on Thursday dismissed Beijing's account of a "terrorist attack" at Tiananmen Square as a dubious pretext to repress the ethnic minority, as state-run media hinted at potential repercussions.
"In China, Reporting on Tibetan and Uighur
Unrest is Nearly Impossible", Christian Science Monitor, 2 March 2012, (http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Glob-al-News /2012/0302/In-China-reporting-on-Tibetan-and-Uighur-unrest-is-nearlyimpossible).
For example, the Chinese government called the Hotan incident a "severe terrorist attack," (2) while the World Uighur
Congress (3) blamed the violence on Chinese authorities forcefully breaking up a "peaceful demonstration." (4)
Ahmet Davutoglu said that on one hand Turkey had to protect rights of Uighur
Turks, on the other hand it would not harm its relations with a global country.
The government's measures show Beijing is determined to prevent a repeat of the violence when rioting, street battles, mob attacks and reprisals flared between the mainly Muslim Uighur
minority and China's dominant Han Chinese.
India, April 28 -- In what can be described as a new approach by Beijing to deal with the restive situation in China's Xinjiang Uighur
Autonomous Region that has witnessed severe ethnic tension since July last year, the powerful Communist Party chief of the province has been replaced.
Summary: The February 15 killing of the militant Uighur
leader Abdul Haq al-Turkistani by an American drone in the border regions of Pakistan highlighted China's continued sensitivity when it comes to its remote and vulnerable western region, Xinjiang.
Today, Cambodia has baldly violated its international commitments and put at risk the lives of 20 members of the Uighur
minority -- including two infants -- who were forcibly deported back to China on Friday.
Summary: The Supreme Court Tuesday agreed to hear a plea from Uighur
inmates in Guantanamo Bay prison to be freed in the United States, a decision which could complicate plans to close the jail.