Uighur Muslims

China angered at US criticism of religious freedom, says US not perfect

China hit back on Wednesday at criticism by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson of its record on religious freedom, saying the United States was not perfect and should be looking after its own affairs rather than making baseless accusations.

Aug 16, 2017, 15:59 PM IST

Thailand bomb suspect breaks down, tells media, "I''m not an animal"

One of two ethnic Uighur Muslims from China accused of involvement in a deadly bombing at a Bangkok shrine last year broke down in front of cameras on Tuesday as he made his way into court.

May 17, 2016, 11:17 AM IST

Turkey`s Erdogan, China`s Xi meet amid Uighur strains

 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan headed for China on Wednesday after securing NATO`s backing for Ankara`s fight against Islamic State militants, but facing tensions with Beijing over China`s mostly Muslim Uighur minority.

Jul 29, 2015, 12:50 PM IST
109 Uighurs deported from Indonesia planned to join ISIS: China

109 Uighurs deported from Indonesia planned to join ISIS: China

Downplaying criticism over the deportation of 109 Uighur Muslim immigrants from Xinjiang by Thailand, China has alleged that they were on their way to Turkey, Syria or Iraq to join Islamic State terror group and take part in jihad.

Jul 12, 2015, 15:41 PM IST

Thai embassy closed in Turkey after protest against deported Uighurs

Thailand on Friday closed its embassy and consulate in Turkey after a protest against its deportation of Uighur Muslims to China, as the US warned the minority could face "harsh treatment" on their return.

Jul 10, 2015, 12:31 PM IST
Thai consulate in Istanbul attacked after Uighurs deported

Thai consulate in Istanbul attacked after Uighurs deported

Some 200 Turkish demonstrators stormed the Thai consulate in Istanbul in protest at the deportation of dozens of Uighur Muslims to China, reports said Thursday.

Jul 09, 2015, 15:24 PM IST

Thailand deports scores of Uighur Muslims to China, sparks safety fears

Thailand on Thursday said it had deported around 100 Uighur Muslims detained in the kingdom since last year to China, in a move sparking fears for the safety of the asylum-seekers.

Jul 09, 2015, 12:48 PM IST
China bans Ramadan fasting in mainly Muslim Xinjiang region

China bans Ramadan fasting in mainly Muslim Xinjiang region

China has banned civil servants, students and teachers in its mainly Muslim Xinjiang region from fasting during Ramadan and ordered restaurants to stay open, official websites showed as the holy month began on Thursday.

Jun 18, 2015, 14:59 PM IST
China police shoot man dead at train station

China police shoot man dead at train station

Chinese police today shot dead a Uighur man who allegedly attacked several people at a train station with a concrete brick, officials said, in the country's latest deadly station incident.

Jun 17, 2015, 21:04 PM IST

Suspected Uighurs must remain in Thai detention: Court

A family of suspected Uighur Muslims at the centre of a diplomatic tussle between China and Turkey must remain in detention until their true nationalities are proven, a Thai court ruled Friday.

Mar 27, 2015, 10:55 AM IST

Turkey-China wrangle over suspected Uighurs detained in Thailand

A family of suspected Uighur Muslims, among hundreds detained in Thailand since last year, will Friday learn their fate in a court case that has sparked a diplomatic wrangle between Turkey and China.

Mar 24, 2015, 18:51 PM IST

Tug-of-war between China, Turkey over suspected Uighurs in Thailand

A group of suspected Uighur Muslims has become the focus of a diplomatic tug-of-war in Thailand between China and Turkey, with both countries wanting to repatriate them and hundreds of other suspected Uighurs detained in Thailand as illegal immigrants.

Mar 24, 2015, 15:47 PM IST

Malaysia urged not to deport 155 Uighurs to China

Kuala Lumpur: Human rights groups have asked Malaysia not to deport 155 ethnic Uighur migrants, including 76 children, back to China, fearing they could face persecution.

Oct 07, 2014, 17:23 PM IST

Chinese militants get Islamic State "terrorist training"

Chinese militants from the western region of Xinjiang have fled from the country to get "terrorist training" from Islamic State fighters for attacks at home, state media reported on Monday.

Sep 22, 2014, 14:20 PM IST

Blasts in China`s Xinjiang kill two, injure `many`: Govt

 Two people were killed and "many" injured by multiple explosions in China`s Xinjiang, the local government said Monday.

Sep 22, 2014, 10:00 AM IST

China shackles Uighur scholar's feet for a month

For more than a month, Chinese authorities have shackled the ankles of an outspoken minority Uighur scholar accused of separatism while he awaits trial, his lawyer said today.

Sep 11, 2014, 21:07 PM IST

Killings by China anti-terror cops raise concerns

When attackers from China's minority Uighurs killed 37 people in a July rampage in far western Xinjiang, police responded by gunning down at least 59 of them. When three Uighurs allegedly killed a top state-appointed Muslim cleric, police shot dead two of them.

Sep 08, 2014, 23:41 PM IST

China punishes Xinjiang official for openly practising faith

One official in the southern city of Kashgar, where a state-backed imam was killed last month, had "worshipped openly", the official Xinhua news agency said, behaviour which violated rules that state workers not be religious.

Aug 19, 2014, 14:54 PM IST

More violence in China`s Xinjiang after deadly attack

Western tourists saw a body lying in a pool of blood in a major city in China`s violence-prone Xinjiang province on Wednesday.

Jul 30, 2014, 16:01 PM IST

China beefs up security in Xinjiang after multiple blasts

Stepping up security in restive Xinjiang province after a series of blasts in the provincial capital Urumqi, China has asked the local administration to severely punish the "terrorists" responsible for the attack.

May 23, 2014, 11:07 AM IST