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China uses 9/11 to crack down on Xinjiang region

Posted By admin On September 11, 2011 @ 8:08 am In World News | Comments Disabled

AFP [1]
Sunday, September 11, 2011

BEIJING — Over the past decade China has used the global “war on terror” to jail thousands of ethnic Muslim Uighurs in the far-western and restive Xinjiang region, according to a minority rights group.

Beijing has attributed any social unrest in Xinjiang to the forces of “terrorism, separatism and religious extremism” and has jailed and even executed alleged perpetrators, the Germany-based World Uyghur Congress said.

“The Chinese authorities found in 9/11 the perfect excuse to crack down on all forms of peaceful political, social and cultural Uighur dissent,” the exiled head of the Congress, Rebiya Kadeer, said in a statement.

“The past decade has proved that the Chinese government is misusing the fight against terrorism to curb Uighur dissent and silence political opponents.

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