China: Gross violations of human rights in the Xinjiang Uighur autonomous region (includes erratum)

China: Gross violations of human rights in the Xinjiang Uighur autonomous region (includes erratum)

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Index Number: ASA 17/018/1999
Date Published: 31 March 1999
Categories: Asia And The Pacific, China

This report describes a pattern of gross violations of human rights in the Uighur Autonomous Region of Xinjiang. These violations include arbitrary detention and imprisonment, unfair political trials, torture, and arbitrary and summary executions. The main victims of these violations are the Uighurs, the majority ethnic group among the predominently Muslim local population in the region.


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