Akbar Imin was detained in Xinjiang's capital, Urumqi, on January 15, the same day that prominent Uighur
scholar Ilham Tohti was held by police in Beijing, the Aizhixing Institute said in a statement seen by Reuters on Monday.
military announced that it had transferred the remaining three Uighur
detainees to Slovakia, a move apparently made possible by recent congressional passage of a defense bill that included a provision easing restrictions on the military's ability to transfer Guantanamo detainees deemed low-risk to other countries.
Xinjiang regional government officials identified one of the attackers as bearing a name of apparent Uighur
The mostly Muslim Uighur
minority are concentrated in China's far western region of Xinjiang, where ethnic tensions and discontent with the government periodically burst out into violence.
(60) "In China, Reporting on Tibetan and Uighur
Unrest is Nearly Impossible", Christian Science Monitor, 2 March 2012, (http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Global-News/2012/0302/In-China-reporting-on-Tibetan-and-Uighur-unrest-is-nearlyimpossible).
China alleged that Pakistani-trained Uighur
terrorists from the East Turkistan Islamic Movement (ETIM) (5) were responsible, while the World Uighur
Congress argued that if the attacks were conducted by Uighurs
, then it was only because they were brought to despair by "years of repression by the Chinese government" and without any other peaceful way to oppose the government.
"This will please not only China but also us, and we will help our Uighur
brothers at the same time," Davutoglu told reporters en route to China.
This time, troops appeared very much in control, in Han Chinese as well as Uighur
neighbourhoods, and there was little tension in the air.
separatists have been linked to Al Qaeda and it affiliates more than once and, thus, it would best for the Chinese Government to ensure that the region does not become a safe haven for jihadis from Pakistan and Afghanistan next door.
There also have been several attacks conducted against perceived Uighur
collaborators in China as well as against Chinese interests outside the country.
CHINA, CAMBODIA AND THE UIGHURS
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appeals court ruled that only the executive branch can make such immigration decisions about bringing members of the Uighur
ethnic group into the United States.