Xinjiang Uygur separatism

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Hundreds detained after ethnic riots in Xinjiang
From Amnesty International News Service, 14 February 1997. Following violent ethnic riots in the predominantly Muslim region of Xinjiang last week, Amnesty International fears for the safety of those detained. Amnesty International's long standing campaign in support of political opposition in China.
Long fight seen against Xinjiang separatists
By Mary Kwang, The Straits Times, 16 August 2000. Economic progress and improved living standards will not soften the rebels, whom authorities claim do not represent the will of the majority. Beijing has been combatting rebels in Xinjiang since before the communists came to power in China in 1949. The top official of the capital city feels the people of Xinjiang will not allow this small group to destroy peace.
Uygur terror group smashed in raids
AFP, Hong Kong iMail, 23 January 2001. Authorities have smashed an armed Islamic group responsible for a wave of terrorist attacks in the troubled northwestern region of Xinjiang. Amnesty International denies the charges. Alerken Abula, sentenced to death, had set up the group in 1993 known as the Eastern Turkestan Islamic Party of God, and it recruited 113 members across Xinjiang.
Unrest under control, says Xinjiang chairman
AFP, South China Morning Post, 9 March 2001. While ethnic unrest and separatism are under control the head of Xinjiang notes that a tiny minority of separatists, aided by foreign forces, were active. Separatists are assisted by international terrorists and other foreign forces, but the chairman refused to say from what countries. A vehicle exploded in Urumqi previous September, killing 60 and injuring more than 300.
Uygur Bomb-Makers Executed in Xinjiang
China News Digest, 29 June 2001. Xinjiang authorities executed two Uygurs convicted of making bombs and accepting foreign funds for separatist activities (brief).
Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang
By Sean L. Yom, Foreign Policy in Focus, 14 December 2001. The U.S. war on terrorism is used to justify China's crackdown on terrorist separatists in China. Responding to reports that Chinese are among the captured Islamic militants in Afghanistan, Beijing is demanding that they be extradited to face charges of terrorism in China.
Separatist leader handed over to China
Dawn, 28 May 2002. Pakistan has handed over a key leader of Chinese Muslim separatists who fought alongside the Taliban and another 400 suspected fighters had been captured in Afghanistan or on their return to China. Ismail Kadir, who helped spearhead a Uighur separatist movement in north-western Xinjiang, was detained by Pakistan authorities as he attended a secret meeting in Kashmir.