Demanding the Return of their Men

On July 7, two days after violence rocked Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang, Uyghur women rose to demand the return of their men, arrested in large numbers by Chinese police.

These pictures, taken by foreign reporters who had been allowed on the scenes of Sunday’s protest, show how Muslim women have been taking bold leadership roles. As the communist government launches a sweeping security crackdown, the women have faced down police, led protests, and risked arrest by speaking out.

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Dec 03, 2009 07:30 AM

After reading Rabiya Kadeer's book we are much in sympathy with the plight of the Uyghur people and hope that the Chinese government will show more sympathy.