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  1. Incidents involving officer shootings

    Posted Nov 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... killing four and injuring 20 October 9, Urumqi A man is shot dead after taking six workers hostage ...

  2. Previous events linked to violence in Xinjiang

    Posted Aug 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Clashes between ethnic Uygurs and Han Chinese leave 197 dead and more than 1,600 injured in Urumqi 2008 August 27: Two policemen and an assistant are killed, and several injured in Kashgar when ... Uygurs ram a truck into a squad of jogging armed policemen March 7: A Uygur girl is detained after allegedly attempting to blow up a flight from Urumqi to Beijing 2004 August 13: Two Muslims, ...

  3. Debate over the death penalty

    Posted Oct 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Six Uygurs have been sentenced to death some three months after the ethnic riots in Urumqi. I think the death penalty is a barbaric punishment. How can the government show that killing ... in the Urumqi case- the fairness of the judicial system, and the death penalty. It is unwise to think that people sentenced to life in prison can no longer commit murder. The sad fact is that very often ...

  4. Official death toll may surpass 184, as relatives look for the missing

    Posted Jul 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk in Urumqi and Al Guo Without offering additional details, the Xinjiang government yesterday raised the official death toll for the riots to 184, although with many families ... victims. Hu Fulin, a Hui, said in Urumqi that at least four Hui he personally knew of had been killed during the rioting. Besides his brother-in-law Ma Jinrong, whose body was buried on Friday, he ...

  5. Family of dead pupil press school for 'truth'

    Posted Mar 24th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li in Beijing The family of an 11-year old pupil found dead at an elite boarding school in Urumqi, Xinjiang, are offering a 200,000 yuan (HK$227,000) reward for information ... was quoted as saying that the wounds might have resulted from a fall during the night. The international school is the most prestigious boarding school in Urumqi, and each of its five dormitories has ...

  6. Police coach public on how to be robbed

    Posted Dec 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk Urumqi police have issued a rare advisory asking the public to guard against armed robbery and urging people to protect their lives by surrendering valuables ... branch of the Urumqi Public Security Bureau. 'Most robbers target your valuables and money only. Please do not put your life at risk to protect your belongings. You should surrender your ...

  7. Arbitrary justice

    Posted Dec 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Jerome Cohen

    ... as Chinese and foreign human-rights advocates. In September 2007, Akmal Shaikh, a British subject of Pakistani descent, was detained at Urumqi airport in Xinjiang on charges of drug smuggling. He ... of justice. By the time of Shaikh's second instance trial, on May 26, the London-based rights organisation, Reprieve, had sent British forensic psychiatrist, Dr Peter Schaapveld, to Urumqi ...

  8. Self-immolators' demands unreasonable, official says

    Posted Mar 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok The three petitioners who set themselves alight near Tiananmen Square came to Beijing because their 'unreasonable demands' to settle a housing dispute had not been fulfilled, Xinjiang authorities said yesterday. The trio, all from a family of four, were undergoing medical treatment after returning to Urumqi, where they lived, and their injuries were ...

  9. Xinjiang brick kiln closed for forcing workers into slavery

    Posted Nov 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk A Xinjiang province brick kiln has been closed for allegedly forcing under-aged and physically and mentally disabled people to work more than 20 hours a day without pay, just months after similar slavery was uncovered in Shanxi. Lin Zhonggeng, head of Urumqi county's Labour Supervision Team, said the Xiangtai brick factory operated illegally and had no records ...

  10. Execution is reason to review the system

    Posted Dec 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was that Central Asian smugglers had befriended him, promised to make him a pop star, and convinced him to carry a suitcase for them on a flight to Urumqi in Xinjiang. Efforts by a rights group to have him ...




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