One local businessman says China's 'ridiculous policy' has failed to take hold.
The disease has been partly controlled in the region’s north, but has spread rapidly among young males in the south.
Young political prisoner recounts how China’s post-9/11 crackdown sundered his once prosperous family.
The money is meant to undermine opposition to Chinese rule in Xinjiang, Uyghur sources say.
Exiled Uyghur leader urges international attention to ensure safety of Uyghur refugees stranded in Thailand and due process for those sent back to China.
Defense attorney says he will consult Turkish embassy in deciding whether to appeal the verdict.
But Amnesty says returning nearly 100 refugees to China is "akin to the worst punishment imaginable" and breaks international law.
UN says it is "shocked" at Thai move as Turks protest in Instanbul and Uyghur exiles fear worst for group.
They are among a group detained for more than a year after fleeing persecution at home.
The women and children were part of a group detained for 15 months after fleeing China.
They had grown increasingly devout after losing land to Han Chinese in what they called an unfair business deal.
No word has been received about her children, who were with her when she was detained.
Travelers and suspect persons must be closely watched, and mosques and shops searched for 'illegal' material, regulations say.
The incident may have been prompted by restrictions during the Muslim holy month.
A local herdsman had alerted police to the ‘suspicious strangers.’
The five members were among hundreds captured while fleeing persecution in China.
Local party chief Yang Fasheng had vowed to make Kuchar a 'model stable county.'