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Uighur Militant Reported Executed by China

The reported execution of an alleged Uighur “separatist” in China’s Xinjiang province is adding to concern by human rights groups that Beijing is taking advantage of the ongoing “war on terrorism” to crack down on the predominantly Muslim indigenous population in its westernmost territory. Kuerban Tudaji was reportedly sentenced to death on June 30 after his conviction for “manufacturing explosives, firearms and ammunition” as part of an effort to “split the country” and “organize terrorist training” between 1998 and 2000. Amnesty International, which only last week issued a major report on the situation in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR), as the province is known formally, condemned the reported execution, suggesting that the defendant may not have received a fair trial and appealing for the authorities to make public the evidence it presented against him. Full Story

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