Thursday, June 18, 2015
Another Uyghur man killed by Chinese police
Another Uyghur (also spelled Uighur) man has been killed today in the Chinese city of Xian. According to government report the man approached a ticket counter with a brick, as if to harm, ticket buyers, and when he didn't stop, he was killed by a Chinese police man.
Given China's censorship and tense relationship with the ethnic Uyghurs, we shall probably never know the whole truth on sensitive matters of this kind.
Exiled Uyghur groups and human rights activists say the government's repressive policies in Xinjiang, including restrictions on religious practices, have provoked unrest.