January 12, 2015
by Peter Snyder
Authorities in Urumqi, capital of the far-west Chinese province of Xinjiang, issued a new law Wednesday banning the wearing of burqas in public. Xinjiang, home to China's minority ethnically Turkic Muslim Uighurs, has been the site of significant ethnic unrest including recent attacks by Uighur ...[read more]
July 23, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
A Chinese court on Friday convicted a Uighur journalist of endangering national security for statements made following the 2009 Xinjiang riots. The Intermediate People's Court of Urumqi sentenced Gheyret Niyaz, editor of uighurbiz.net and two state-run websites, to 15 years in prison after the ...[read more]
February 14, 2010
by Ximena Marinero
The Chinese Embassy in Washington DC claims that prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, missing for more than a year, is working in the Urumqi region, according to human rights organization Dui Hua Foundation on Saturday. The statement characterizes the information as... ...[read more]
January 26, 2010
by Ann Riley
A Chinese court Tuesday sentenced four more people to death in connection with the July Xinjiang riots. The Intermediate People's Court of Urumqi sentenced eight others to life in prison and one to the death penalty with a two-year reprieve, which is usually commuted to life in prison. To ...[read more]
December 3, 2009
by Dwyer Arce
Five more people have been sentenced to death by a Chinese court in connection with the July Xinjiang riots, state media reported Thursday. The sentencing came in connection to the killing of a police officer with a rock and the killing of bystanders during the riots. The Intermediate ...[read more]
October 30, 2009
by Patrice Collins
An appeals court in China's Xinjiang province on Friday affirmed the convictions of 21 people found guilty of murder and other crimes such as arson and robbery for their roles in July's violent demonstrations in Urumqi that left about 200 people dead and many more injured. The Higher ...[read more]
October 25, 2009
by Andrew Wood
Mehmet Tohti: A recent report released by Human Rights Watch over the inadequacy and unfairness of the trials of Urumqi protestors has brought our memory back to the July 5 massacre committed by the Chinese military and government backed Han Chinese mobsters. Mass arrests and manhunts starte... ...[read more]
October 21, 2009
by Ann Riley
More than 40 Uighur men have disappeared since being detained by Chinese security forces following the July Xinjiang riots, according to a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report released Tuesday. HRW alleges that in the days following the riots, the Chinese police conducted large-scale sweeps of Uighur ...[read more]
October 17, 2009
by Matt Glenn
This week's trials of those involved in the deadly July riots in Urumqi, the capital of China's Xinjiang province, failed to meet Chinese and international fairness and due process standards Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Friday. HRW alleges that defendants were not allowed access to the ...[read more]
October 15, 2009
by Brian Jackson
A court in China sentenced six individuals to death on Thursday for their part in the July riots in Urumqi, capital of China's Xinjiang province. The convictions stemmed from assaults that resulted in the deaths of at least four people and damage to property estimated at over 1.6 million yuan... ...[read more]

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