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.
Lawyer: Adem Karadag claimed he was tortured to gain confession.
Dolkun Isa of the World Uyghur Congress says authorities are preventing him from participating in a religious freedom forum scheduled
later this month.
Canadian citizen Huseyin Celil is among six whose life sentences have now been reduced to lesser, fixed terms.
Ghojimemet Abdujappar says guards knocked out three of his teeth while he was in prison for ‘illegal petitioning.’
Their identities and roles in the operation are revealed in an online posting by police officers in Xinjiang.
They are detaining those who have downloaded or viewed Islamic extremist or religious texts and videos on their handsets.
Police in China's troubled Xinjiang region carry out frequent ID checks, conduct round-the-clock patrols.
Exiled Uyghur leader says that a French journalist expelled from China for her work in Xinjiang has reported accurately from the troubled region.
They also counter claims of a police chief’s bravery in ‘freeing’ hostages.
Costs are not fully reimbursed, and access to needed medicine is limited, sources say.