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Concern about harsh crackdown following Xinjiang rioting

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Reporters Without Borders is very worried by yesterday's arrest in Beijing of Ilham Tohti, editor of the Uyghur Online blog ( and economics professor at Beijing's Central Nationalities University, who had been relaying information about the rioting in Urumqi, the capital of the far-western province Xinjiang, since 26 June. “The crackdown is not limited to Xinjiang,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The authorities have arrested an independent writer who was just posting reports (...)

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