are a Turkic people who have long lived in northern China.
chafe at government curbs on their culture and religion.
Beijing, May 26 ( ANI ): The Chinese Police have busted 23 terror and religious extremism groups in northwest Xinjiang Uygur
Airports across China have tightened security control ahead of a trade fair starting Thursday in the restive northwest region of Xinjiang, which has seen violent ethnic riots and attacks by Uygur
Muslim separatists, a Hong Kong-based human rights watchdog said Wednesday.
Wang has been widely condemned by the Uygurs
, who resent his presiding over the influx of Han Chinese into the Uygur
region since Wang's appointment more than a decade ago.
A netizen, who was said to be a key member of the World Uygur
Congress (WUC), was blamed by Chinese authorities for fanning ethnic confrontation that caused the deadly July 5 riot in Urumqi by spreading a fake video online, state news agency Xinhua reported on Wednesday.
Beijing, Oct 8(ANI): A prominent Al-Qaida militant has threatened to attack China in retaliation for the July 5 riots in Urumqi, capital of the Xinjiang Uygur
The detection screen of the suspects responsible for July 5 riot has come to an end, Hasimu Mamuti, Chief Prosecutor of Xinjiang Uygur
Autonomous Regions said on Thursday.
in Yutian County in the western part of the Xinjiang Uygur
Autonomous Region, according to a Xinhua News Agency report.
Han Chinese residents carried out revenge attacks after the initial violence broke out July 5, smashing Uygur
-owned businesses and attacking Uygurs
in the city.
Al-Qaeda's Algerian-based offshoot issued a threat Tuesday to target overseas Chinese in North Africa in retaliation for the deaths of Uygurs
It said that through online instigation, Tohti encouraged his fellow Uygurs
to use violence.
Two days later, some Han people retaliated against the Uygurs
In the region's capital, Urumqi, the minority Uygurs
staged a demonstration against the authorities, clashing with government paramilitary forces, attacking Han Chinese and setting fire to stores and vehicles.
Terrorists from neighboring countries mainly target Uygurs
that are relatively isolated from mainstream society as they cannot speak Mandarin.