China: Remember the Gulja massacre? China’s crackdown on peaceful protesters

Index Number: ASA 17/002/2007

On 5 February 1997, peaceful demonstrations took place in the city of Gulja (Yining) in XUAR. Hundreds, possibly thousands, lost their lives or were seriously injured. Large numbers of people were arrested during the demonstrations and their aftermath. Many detainees were beaten or otherwise tortured. An unknown number remain unaccounted for. During the crackdown, the Uighur community living in the XUAR was targeted

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