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More Than 800 Arrested in China's Widening Xinjiang Crackdown

China is well on the way to one of its biggest crackdowns in the restive and remote northwestern region of Xinjiang since ethnic riots racked the capital of Urumqi in 2009. Numbers released in state-media reports and in court press releases from the region show that since May more than 800 people, most presumably members of Xinjiang's largest minority group, the Uighurs, have been taken into custody on terrorism charges. Uighurs are a Turkic-speaking, largely Muslim minority group...

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