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China detains prominent Uighur scholar

China detains prominent Uighur scholar

Beijing, Reuters—Chinese police have detained the country’s most high-profile Uighur academic, an outspoken critic of official policies in the restive far-western region of Xinjiang, on suspicion of “breaking the law,” the government said on...
China says 11 killed in assault on police station

China says 11 killed in assault on police station

Beijing, AP—Eleven people were killed in an assault on a police station in China’s northwestern region of Xinjiang, the local government said Sunday, the latest in a series of attacks pointing to growing unrest in the area. Two auxiliary police officers and nine...
Uighurs facing new police scrutiny in Beijing

Uighurs facing new police scrutiny in Beijing

Beijing, AP—In a dusty outdoor curio market in China’s capital, traders from the minority Uighur community gathered Wednesday to swap stories about the omnipresent harassment they say they suffer at the hands of the police. That scrutiny has only intensified...