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Uighur leader questions China's account of Tiananmen attack

By Paul Eckert WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The exiled leader of China's Uighur ethnic minority community called on Wednesday for an international investigation into an incident in which a car ploughed into pedestrians in Beijing, after Chinese authorities arrested five suspected Uighurs over the attack. The SUV vehicle burst into flames after being driven into a crowd on Tiananmen Square on Monday. The three occupants and two bystanders were killed, while dozens were injured. Police said it was a terrorist attack.

China used military in Xinjiang: exiled Uighur leader

Exiled Uighur leader Rebiya Kadeer claimed Thursday the Chinese government used military force in the latest episode of what she calls "ethnic cleansing" in the troubled province of Xinjiang. Twenty-one people, including police officers and officials, were killed in violent clashes in the ethnically divided region on April 23, officials have said. Chinese state media has made no mention of any military involvement in the incident, with an earlier report saying gunfights had broken out after police tried to search the home of locals suspected of possessing illegal knives.

China used military in Xinjiang: exiled Uighur leader

Exiled Uighur leader Rebiya Kadeer claimed Thursday the Chinese government used military force in the latest episode of what she calls "ethnic cleansing" in the troubled region of Xinjiang. Her remarks came after Chinese state media said a court in the region jailed nine people for promoting racial hatred and "illegal religious activity" online. Twenty-one people, including police officers, were killed in violent clashes in the ethnically divided region on April 23, officials have said.
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