Police arrested some on charges of ‘instigating ethnic-hatred’ and ‘separatism’ in the run-up to the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
Authorities say the Aksu resident died of a heart attack, though family members and others believe he was tortured.
Government workers pass out water bottles, force others to eat and drink in front of them.
Police in China's Ili prefecture near the Kazakh border issue new restrictions on travel documents.
Authorities deny allegations that they beat the Uzbek national while holding him for drug possession.
Seventeen Uyghurs are detained over 'pro-Ramadan' propaganda, an exile group says.
Arrested Uzbek man claims he was framed for helping the Uyghur suspects.
Sources say the deadly altercation started when a guard attempted to prevent a juvenile inmate from praying.
Refugees held at an immigration center say they would rather die of starvation than return to China.
Patigul Ghulam, detained after discussing her son’s case with RFA in 2014, was accused of leaking state secrets.
Family says youngster was on a job hunt as two other teenagers are also convicted of seeking to illegally depart the country.
The use of possibly fake passports interrupts religious pilgrimage for about 100 Muslims from Xinjiang.
Family members were also detained, but no word is available on their fate.
Residents are divided into groups and threatened with collective punishment for failing to enforce regulations.
The extra attention from police is a form of 'collective punishment,' sources in the region say.
China's Ministry of Public Security inadvertently reveals clashes not previously confirmed by Chinese media or official sources.
Chinese government sought to exchange for a fugitive Indonesian banker who was arrested April 14.
Many died in traffic accidents or of heart attacks, though, and not in armed clashes with criminals or militants.
Up to 5 million yuan available in new program aimed at getting Uyghurs to tell authorities about suspicious activity.
The number of Uyghur deaths is twice as many as reported earlier.
Land appropriation, forced abortions,‘strike hard’ campaigns and forced labor have reduced the amount of farmland residents need to make a decent living.
Patigul Ghulam, detained after discussing her son’s case with RFA in 2014, will be tried for leaking state secrets.
Chinese crackdown is blamed for sending two men to prison and its aftermath for causing a pair of deaths.
Locals dismiss police claims that low turnout a sign of radicalism, say it reflects normal frosty community relations with the ruling party.
Hailed as the “Mother of China,” Hanipa Alimahun has been portrayed as the embodiment of ethnic unity in China’s “harmonious society.”
Police claim six Uyghurs had joined Santoso in his jungle hideout.
Authorities in Peyshenbebazar village have detained the imam and eight farmers as part of the region’s ‘strike hard’ campaign.
Ilham Tohti’s wife says she will visit him in prison next month without her children.
French journalist expelled by China describes her fight against official manipulation of information about the troubled Xinjiang region.
The brother of Ilham Tohti is scheduled to visit him in the Urumqi No. 1 prison.