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Uyghur Woman Handed 10-Year Prison Term Over Headscarf Claim

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 10:01 -- Uyghur1

Source: RFA

A Chinese court in the country’s northwestern Xinjiang region has jailed a young Uyghur woman for 10 years over claims by a friend that she had promoted the wearing of headscarves, a form of Islamic dress increasingly restricted by Chinese authorities, sources say.

Horigul Nasir had been working as an au pair in Xinjiang’s Kashgar city, the woman’s brother Yusupjan Nasir told RFA’s Uyghur Service.

Former Xinjiang Judge Tried on 'Ethnic Hatred' Charges

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 09:56 -- Uyghur1

Source: RFA

Chinese authorities in the troubled western region of Xinjiang on Tuesday tried a retired judge in a quasi-military Xinjiang Production and Construction Corp brigade, or bingtuan, on suspicion of "incitement to racial hatred."

Huang Yunmin, former judge in the bingtuan's Third Brigade in Kashgar prefecture had initially been held on a brief administrative sentence in March in the bingtuan city of Tumxuk after he helped local workers protest at their treatment by the authorities.

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