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29-04-08, 13:03


The other anti-Chinese protestors

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Last Modified: 28 Apr 2008
By: Lindsey Hilsum

Tibet is the main focus of protests targeting the Olympic torch as it makes its way to China, but some demonstrators are also championing China's Uighur Muslim minority.

The Chinese government says some Uighurs have been involved in a terrorist plot to disrupt the Games in Beijing in August.

Human rights campaigners say that like the Tibetans to their south, the Uighurs are simply protesting against heavy-handed tactics and ethnic discrimination.

In recent weeks the border with Pakistan and Afghanistan has seen demonstrations and arrests. In a rare report from this remote region, our China correspondent Lindsey Hilsum went to investigate.