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.'
The men are accused of religious extremism for sporting the Islamic symbol.
Chinese migrants can easily register, but Uyghurs face difficulties.
Residents say they have little recourse amid China’s clampdown in the region.
Ablikim Abdureyim had served nine years for ‘secessionist activities.’
Officers opened fire on and killed three relatives of a Uyghur arrested on suspicion of involvement in a terrorist plot.
Rebiya Kadeer says the drive is revenge on all Uyghurs for a suicide blast last year.