His status as a ‘Patriotic Religious Scholar’ was ignored by police arresting the young men.
The latest security measure forced upon Muslims is being rolled out in various districts.
Employees are ordered back to work to promote ‘stability’ in the region.
The Qingzhen Bookstore, which traded online as IslamBook.net, ceases operations as its owner is detained on terrorism-related charges.
Local officials are ordered to detain anyone exhibiting religious ‘extremist’ tendencies.
Hotel industry sources across the country report bans on ethnic minority Uyghurs from Xinjiang ahead of a ruling party congress.
Ethnic Kazakh Chinese passport-holders who had previously had permanent residency now face imminent, forcible repatriation and the threat of imprisonment, sources say.
Hans get ‘green lanes’ and Uyghurs must exit their vehicles for lengthy security checks.
Thousands of books and mats have been confiscated since late last year, officials said.
Detainees are rarely freed, despite months of ‘training’ to undo ‘political incorrectness.’
The students were punished despite a probe which cleared them of any wrongdoing.
Authorities are also requiring households to hand over any prayer mats or other items bearing the symbols of Islam.
They also voice concerns over the conditions Ilham Tohti faces in prison.
Three students who were released believe authorities in the North African country may have deported them back to China.
The story was told by a 'terrified' friend under questioning by police, the woman's brother says.
The trial comes against a backdrop of growing security measures targeting the region's mostly Muslim ethnic minority groups.
The detainees had been following a live-stream of a recent fight by the former Chinese welterweight boxer who emigrated to Kazakhstan in 2011.
Five categories of people held extrajudicially and isolated from families without having committed any crimes.
Ethnic Kazakh Mahathir Halaman is handed a one-year jail term for ‘praying five times a day at home,’ regional sources say.
Chinese authorities in the northwestern region of Xinjiang deny reports from an ethnically Kazakh region that a man died in police custody on Eid al-Adha.
Authorities in the northwestern region of Xinjiang have detained dozens of Kazakhs in a crackdown on devout Muslims or those with links overseas since May.
The new policy follows efforts in the capital to document residents based on ethnic background.
Officials say buyers are eligible only if their neighbors are from a different ethnic group.
Kyrgyz are being sent to reeducation centers, while their traditions are slowly stamped out.
Haliq Mahmut had not taken part in protests, but removed a bullet from a fellow Uyghur’s leg.
The directive to recall Seypidin Azizi's books suggests Beijing aims to whitewash Uyghur history, observers say.
They call Dolkun Isa's detention by Italian police an attack on the right to freedom of expression.
Hebibulla Tohti had been lauded by China’s official Islamic Association for his accomplishments.
Prayer services are now preceded by flag ceremonies and lectures on patriotism.
The new directive prohibits use of the language in schools up to and including the secondary level in Hotan prefecture.