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China is destroying burial grounds where generations of Uighur families have been laid to rest, leaving behind human bones and broken tombs in the process
Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announces the move, saying the United States 'cannot and will not tolerate the brutal suppression of ethnic minorities within China'
A new government white paper says Islam was introduced to Uyghur culture by force. Scholars and activists say the claims mark an attempt to rewrite history.
While Muslims around the world celebrated the end of Ramadan with prayers and festivities this week, the recent destruction of dozens of mosques in Xinjiang highlights the increasing pressure Uighurs and other ethnic minorities face
Chinese authorities have long denied the existence of such camps despite mounting evidence from both official documents and testimonies from those who have been held in them
The killings take place over the course of a 56 day manhunt following a deadly attack on a colliery in September
The quake is 20 kilometers deep according to USGS which initially gives the magnitude as 6 1 A series of aftershocks follows with the strongest measuring 4 8 it says
Malaysia is not a signatory to the UN s refugee treaty but it is bound by international principles against deporting persons to places where they may face persecution
The blasts struck at least 3 locations in Luntai County in the region s south on Sunday including a shopping area the Xinjiang government s Tianshan web portal notes
Xinjiang is home to China s mostly Muslim Uighur ethnic minority leading some people to believe the murder was planned
The attackers reportedly drove into a police building and set off an explosion
Xinjiang s regional government announced a ban in late March on downloading saving or spreading terror related videos online
UPDATED China s president Xi Jinping calls for a crackdown following a stabbing incident and explosion at a railway station in Xinjiang
Eght attackers assaulting a police station were reportedly killed by police in China s Xinjiang region