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The Takeaway

Uighur Leader Sentenced to Life in Prison

Monday, September 29, 2014

With the life sentence handed down to Uighur Leader Ilham Tohti, many say the ethnic minority group has now lost the voice of the movement.

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The Takeaway

China's Ethnic Uighurs Stir Up Tension

Friday, August 22, 2014

The Takeaway considers some of the reasons for the recent violence in China's Xinjiang Province. 

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The Takeaway

Uighurs Release From Gitmo Signals Possibility for Prison's Closure

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Earlier this week the military announced the transfer of the three remaining Uighurs from the Guantanamo Bay detention center. The transfer of these prisoners could mark a significant step forward in the closing of the prison. Joining The Takeaway to explain the significance of transferring these men from the prison is Greg Craig, former White House Counsel who was closely involved in the efforts to resolve the Uighurs’ fate.

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The Takeaway

Where Will 5 Chinese Muslims Go After Gitmo?

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The fate of the five remaining Chinese Muslims being held in Guantanamo Bay became murkier this week. The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal on behalf of the Uighurs — who have been cleared of any implications of terrorism. The appeal may have allowed them to stay here in the U.S. after they are released from Cuba. Sabin Willet represents the five remaining detainees. He says that the Uighurs have refused an invitation to resettle in Palau because they see it as an island exile. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Underreported: Uighur Update

Thursday, September 16, 2010

New York Times reporter Andrew Jacobs discusses the ongoing tensions between the Han Chinese and the Uighur population in Western China. He’ll recount the violence that erupted and killed nearly 200 people last July, and look at what’s happened since.

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The Takeaway

Unrest in China Disrupts a Summit in Italy

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

As Han and Uighur Chinese battle each other in a flare up of ancient ethnic tensions, the flashpoint city of Urumqi in China's Xinjiang province has been filled with Chinese soldiers trying to quell the violence. The unrest, which may be the worst since the Cultural Revolution, prompted Chinese President Hu Jintao to leave the G8 meeting in Italy to attend to the situation. For the latest, The Takeaway is joined by Ted Plafker, a correspondent in the Beijing Bureau of The Economist who is in Urumqi, China, and Yuwen Wu, the editor of the BBC's Mandarin service.

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The Takeaway

Ethnic Tension in Northwest China Erupts into Riots

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

In the northwest corner of China, rival protesters took to the streets again on Tuesday, defying the Chinese government's efforts to lock down the province after clashes between Muslim Uighurs and Han Chinese left over 150 people dead and more than a 1,000 injured. The authorities imposed curfews, cut off cellphone and Internet services and sent armed police officers into neighborhoods in the Xinjiang province. For more we turn to Shirong Chen, China Editor for the BBC.

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The Takeaway

Guantanamo may be closing but ethnic Uighurs stuck in limbo

Thursday, February 05, 2009

President Obama may have ordered that the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba be closed by the end of the year and the detainees either tried or freed. But for some inmates being set free does not mean being able to go home. One population in particular is stuck in limbo. Seventeen ethnic Chinese Uighurs can not be sent back to China for fears they would face persecution by their home government. But China doesn’t want them to go anywhere else, either. The Takeaway talks to George Clarke, lawyer with Miller & Chevalier, who is representing two of the 17 Chinese Uighurs in custody at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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