East Turkistan News

China Cuts Mobile Service of Xinjiang Residents Evading Internet Filters

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HONG KONG — The Chinese government is shutting down the mobile service of residents in Xinjiang who use software that lets them circumvent Internet filters, escalating an already aggressive electronic surveillance strategy in the country’s fractious western territory. Starting last week, shortly after terrorist attacks in Paris, the local police began cutting the service of people who had downloaded foreign messaging ... Read More »

chinese occupation Kill 17 Suspects in Xinjiang Attack, Including Seven Women and Children

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http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/suspects-11172015175006.html Authorities in northwest China’s troubled Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region East Turkestan  have killed 17 suspects from three families, including women and children, they accused of carrying out an attack that left 50 people dead and injured 50 others at a coal mine, according to the government and local sources. “All terrorists were killed on the 56th day of a ... Read More »

Repatriated Uyghurs Forced To Make Film About Fleeing China For Thailand

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  Repatriated Uyghurs Forced To Make Film About Fleeing China For Thailand 23-10-2015 Radio Free Asia, 2015-10-21 Authorities in northwestern China’s Xinjiang region have been publicly showing a film about two Uyghurs forcibly repatriated from Thailand as a deterrent to others in the area not to flee the country and seek asylum elsewhere, a local Communist Party cadre and police officers ... Read More »

China forces Muslim shop owners to sell alcohol and cigarettes

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In an attempt to “weaken” Islam in the country, Muslim shop owners are being forced to sell alcohol and cigarettes07 Mayıs 2015, 23:31   Chinese authorities have ordered that Muslim shopkeepers and restaurant owners are to sell alcohol and cigarettes in an attempt to “weaken” Islam’s hold on local residents. As reported by Radio Free Asia (RFA), shop owners have also ... Read More »

Uighur exiles confirm deaths in China clash: At least 100 people killed or wounded in Xinjiang, World Uyghur Congress says, in the region’s latest violent incident

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Al-Jazeera, 30 July 2014 A clash in China’s far western region of Xinjiang, home to the country’s mostly Muslim Uighur minority, has left nearly 100 people dead or wounded, according to an exile group. Wednesday’s announcement of the fatalities figure came after the attack was reported by Chinese state media late on Tuesday. Xinhua, China’s official news agency, described the ... Read More »

china,s war on Ramadan sees Mmuslim students forces to break fast

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In this photo released by China’s Xinhua News Agency, police officers stand guard near a blast site which has been cordoned off in downtown Urumqi, capital of Xinjiang, on May 22. (Cao Zhiheng/AP) Chinese authorities in the restive far western region of Xinjiang(Eastern Turkestan) have been forcing Muslim students at universities to eat during the daytime, violating their fast during the holy ... Read More »

Muslims are banned from fasting during Ramadan in China

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Muslims are banned from fasting during Ramadan in China By Al Arabiya Chinese Muslim officials as well as students under the age of 18 are not allowed to fast during Ramadan. (Reuters) Read More »