Screen grab from CCTV shows Imam Jume Tahir being interviewed by the Chinese state broadcaster, April 30, 2013.

Imam of Grand Kashgar Mosque Murdered in Xinjiang Violence

Jume Tahir, who is also vice-president of the China Islamic Association, was stabbed to death outside the ancient mosque.

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