» 12/30/2013, 00.00
Xinjiang authorities try to force six women to abort for violating one-child policy
Despite Beijing's announced reforms, the authorities continue to abuse women in the name of family planning. One woman managed to escape, whilst the others received or will receive treatment. "My son was crying when he was born," one man said, but "the abortion drug [. . .] had already been injected" and he "died an hour after he was born." Local authorities confirm the facts.
Xinjiang: government bans fasting and "other religious activities" during Ramadan
The Muslim holy month, which began yesterday, requires fasting from dawn to dusk. Beijing tightens its grip over the province, home to nearly nine million Muslim Uighurs. Civil servants, students and teachers must follow the guidelines. Uighur leader slams ban as “a provocation” that “will only lead to instability and conflict.”
Xinjiang: more than 200 Uighurs arrested in connection with the Urumqi attack
The government announces the results of the raid launched after Thursday's attack at the Urumqi Railway Station. Some 23 extremist groups have been broken up and more than 200 explosive devices seized. Islamist ideology is spreading to the province through the internet.
Four Uyghurs sentenced to death in Xinjiang
Two others get 19 year in prison. All of them are accused of terrorism, murder and arson. However, Uyghurs say that the police crackdown transformed their peaceful demonstrations into a confrontation. The four sentenced to death were tortured and their lawyers allowed to see them only an hour before their trial.
25/02/2013 TIBET - CHINA
Young Tibetan man sets himself on fire in monastery in Qinghai
Phakmo Dhondup self-immolates in protest against Beijing's hard-line stance against Tibet. In his 20s, he was taken to hospital with burns on much of his body. Security forces impose restrictions on the area of the incident. Monasteries organise special prayers for his prompt recovery.
Rebiya Kadeer slams Beijing's repression during the sacred month of Ramadan
Uyghur leader slams recent convictions of 20 Uyghurs on terrorism charges as well as the central government's restrictions on Uyghurs in Xinjiang during the sacred month of Ramadan.
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