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Uyghur News
24-06-09, 21:01
China's vast northwestern province of Xinjiang is home to a minority Muslim population known as the Uyghurs. Like Neighboring Tibet, its people face similar problems: religious restrictions, forced abortions, imprisonment, and execution. Yet the plight of the Uyghurs is underreported and largely ignored in the West. they practice a moderate interpretation os Islam. They are without a prominent leader or the romantic allure that draws so much attention to Tibet. The Chinese government explains its heavy hand by labeling Uyghurs as separatists and-after September 11th-terrorists. This Stanley Foundation video, filmed in November 2008, explores China's treatment of its Uyghur population through interviews with various experts and a visit to Xinjiang province.


24-06-09, 21:25