New Method of Repression in Xinjiang? Shoot first. "Anti-Terrorism" Second

Sa, 01/28/2014 - 12:22 -- Anonymous (doğrulanmamış)
Photo: NTD Television

Chinese authorities defined multiple explosions on Friday in Xinjiang Aksu as a so-called "violence and horror" case. Six people were shot and five people arrested including two ladies; another six people died in the explosion. Commentators said the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has a new method to suppress the rebels. They shoot Uyghurs continuously and frame them as terrorists.

Beijing Claims 12 Dead in Clashes in Xinjiang

Pt, 01/27/2014 - 11:58 -- Anonymous (doğrulanmamış)
Guzailai Nu'er, the wife of Ilham Tohti, conducts an interview with Reuters by a phone from window of her house in Beijing, January 17, 2014. (Photo: Kim Kyung-Hoon / Reuters)

Twelve people died in clashes with police in the troubled Xinjiang autonomous region in western China on Friday, after causing explosions at a hair salon and a vegetable market, says state-controlled news agency Xinhua in an unverified report. The news agency said six assailants were gunned down by police, while six others died after setting off explosives. Five people were also arrested in what the police described as a “premeditated terrorist attack.”

Uyghur rights and China

Per, 01/16/2014 - 10:38 -- Anonymous (doğrulanmamış)
A SWAT team trains in Xinjiang's capital Urumqi, Dec. 16, 2013. Photo: AFP

The Uyghur people's modern relationship with China is often sketched by analysts in terms of historic milestones. For example, the onset of the reform period in China in the late 1970s ushered in a period of détente; a signal that this was eroding came with unrest in 1990 in Baren. The definitive turning-point was, however, reached when Chinese forces killed Uyghur protesters in Ghulja in 1997. If this led Uyghurs in general to lose whatever belief they had had in the Chinese state, the deadly inter-ethnic violence in Urumchi in 2009 is cited as the moment when relations between Han and Uyghur communities became irretrievable.

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