Thursday, 24 December 2009 00:00

Events in 2009 during Chinese occupation


This timeline presents just a tip of the iceberg but is about the monitoring of developments in relation to the Chinese occupation of East Turkestan that was an independent and sovereign state.

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Dec 29, 2009 British citizen Akmal Shaikh executed in China Shaikh, 53, was killed - believed to be by lethal injection - in Urumqi, the capital of the far western East Turkestan region, at 10:30 am (0230 GMT) after China's Supreme Court rejected a bid for clemency.
Dec 24, 2009 China sentences five more to death for East Turkestan
A Chinese court sentenced five more people to death for their part in bloody ethnic rioting earlier this year in Urumqi, the capital of far western East Turkestan
 region, a local government spokeswoman said on Thursday.
Dec 21, 2009 After Expelling Uighurs, Cambodia Approves Chinese Investments China signed 14 deals with Cambodia on Monday worth approximately $1 billion, two days after Cambodia deported 20 ethnic Uighur asylum seekers under strong pressure from Beijing.The deportation, in defiance of protests by the United States, the United Nations and human rights groups, came on the day before a visit to Phnom Penh, the Cambodian capital, by Vice President Xi Jinping of China.
Dec 21, 2009 U.S. slams deportation of Uyghur refugees from Cambodia to China The U.S. State Department said Sunday it was "deeply disturbed" at the deportation of 20 Uyghur asylum seekers from Cambodia back to China.
Dec 6, 2009 Uyghurs Flee China, Seek Asylum In Cambodia A group of Uyghurs who have fled China are seeking asylum through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, an overseas activist group said, adding that other would-be refugees had been captured while fleeing China after ethnic riots in their homeland in July.
Nov 9, 2009 Nine executed over ethnic Uighur unrest in East Turkestan
China said Monday it had put to death nine people over deadly ethnic unrest in its far-western East Turkestan
 region, the first executions since the violence erupted in July. Authorities convicted 21 defendants in October -- nine were sentenced to death, three were given the death penalty with a two-year reprieve, a sentence usually commuted to life in jail and the rest were handed various prison terms.
Nov 3, 2009 China launches "strike hard" crackdown in restive west Chinese forces have launched a “strike hard” security campaign in the restless far western region of East Turkestan
, vowing to wipe out lawlessness and “change the face” of the public security situation there.
Oct 10, 2009 Six more sentenced to death over clashes in East Turkestan
Increases to 12 the number of death sentences imposed. Every year Beijing condemns hundreds of Uyghurs to capital execution. The World Uygur Congress: Stop China’s bloody repression against the Uyghur people.
Sep 28, 2009 China makes it illegal to discuss independence for East Turkestan
A new law in the far-western Chinese province of East Turkestan
 makes it a criminal offence for people to discuss separatism on the internet, according to state media.
Sep 12, 2009 3 Uighurs Convicted of Syringe Attacks, Heightening Tensions Three people were sentenced to up to 15 years in prison on Saturday after being convicted of attacking people with syringes in Urumqi, the capital of the western region of East Turkestan
, according to Xinhua, the state news agency.
Sep 11, 2009 Needle attacks and rumours spread in China's East Turkestan
Mysterious needle attacks have spread to new cities in China’s restive far-western region of East Turkestan
, the China Daily said on Friday, although once again the assaults appear to be a mix of real and imagined.
Sep 6, 2009 Tensions Continue In East Turkestan
 After Reports Of Syringe Attacks
There have been more arrests in Urumqi, the capital of the East Turkestan
 Uyghur Autonomous Region, where for nearly two months the Chinese government has been trying to quell tensions between ethnic Uyghurs and Han Chinese.
Sep 3, 2009 Han Chinese demand better security after syringe attacks in Urumqi Crowds of angry Han Chinese protesters took to the streets in East Turkestan
, the scene of deadly race riots in July, after almost 500 people were allegedly stabbed with syringes.
Sep 3, 2009 New Protests Reported in Restive Chinese Region Thousands of Han Chinese protesters swarmed around government buildings in the capital of the restive East Turkestan
 region on Thursday to demand a crackdown on Uighurs after rumors spread that they were sticking hundreds of Hans with H.I.V.-tainted hypodermic needles.
Aug 27, 2009 China Approves Law Governing Armed Police Force Senior members of China’s legislature approved a law on Thursday detailing the authority of the People’s Armed Police, a large paramilitary force that was criticized in some quarters as slow to respond to the riots in the western East Turkestan
 region last month, in which nearly 200 people died.
Aug 27, 2009 China lawmakers clarify role of riot police Chinese lawmakers on Thursday passed legislation bolstering central control of paramilitary police and spelling out their role in quelling riots and protests, less then two months after deadly unrest in East Turkestan
Aug 26, 2009 China admits organs removed from prisoners for transplants Facing a growing demand for transplants, the Beijing government finally conceded that abuses had taken place after years of allegations that prisoners and even young conscripts in its army were targeted for their organs.
Aug 10, 2009 Kyrgyzstan Uyghur Leaders Detained After Protest Kyrgyzstan police have detained two Uyghur community leaders after they accused China of "state terrorism" at a rally and called for an independent investigation of last month's clashes in neighboring East Turkestan
Aug 2, 2009 Hundreds More Detained In Western China Following Ethnic Unrest Chinese police detained 319 people suspected of involvement in deadly ethnic rioting in northwestern East Turkestan
 region last month, after a "wanted" list of suspects spurred tip-offs, the official Xinhua agency said. The Public Security Bureau of the regional capital Urumqi on July 30 made public a list of names and photographs of 15 Uyghurs it was seeking for their suspected role in the violence.
Aug 2, 2009 Hundreds detained after China protests Police in Urumqi, the capital of China's remote northwestern East Turkestan
 Autonomous Region, said they had detained 319 people in connection with the July 5 riots, according to Xinhua. The detentions came in addition to the 253 detentions announced on July 29, the news agency said.
Jul 29, 2009 Uyghur Leader Says 10,000 Missing After Riots An exiled Uyghur activist has said that nearly 10,000 Uyghurs involved in deadly riots in China's northwestern East Turkestan
 region went missing in one night, and called for an international investigation. Activist Rebiya Kadeer made the statement on a visit to Tokyo, which was condemned by China.
Jul 23, 2009 Uygur Christian prisoners video -- Two men from the Uygur people group in East Turkestan
 province were jailed for sharing their faith.
Jul 18, 2009 Ethnic Han and Uighurs grow further apart Fighting between Han and Uighur factory workers in the industrial south is said to have sparked the East Turkestan
 riots. Now the two groups are becoming increasingly separate, as Al Jazeera's Melissa Chan reports from Shaoguan in Guangdong province.
Jul 18, 2009 East Turkestan
 riot hits regional "anti-terror" nerve
warning: Chinese source -- As the casualties rise from the July 5 riot in Urumqi, capital of the East Turkestan
 Uygur autonomous region, experts have warned that terrorism might be the real driving force behind the violence.
Jul 14, 2009 Is China spying on Uighurs abroad? The Swedish Security Police (Säpo) arrested Babur Mehsut, a Uighur exile and naturalized Swedish citizen, on June 4. According to Tomas Lindstrand, chief prosecutor of Sweden's International Prosecutor's Office, the crime involves the "unlawful acquisition and distribution of information relating to individuals for the benefit of a foreign power," in this case, China.
Jul 13, 2009 The Urumqi Mosque Incident warning: political motivated video
Jul 12, 2009 Apparent calm in Urumqi, massive security video posted on July 23, 2015
Jul 11, 2009 As China reels from 184 deaths in Urumqi riots, a beaten woman fears for her husband Dong Yuanyuan should be on her honeymoon. Instead, she sits hunched in a hospital bed in Urumqi wondering whether her missing husband is still alive. Mrs Dong's face is grotesquely swollen and marked with yellowing bruises, scabs and cuts, which also cover her legs. But it is the fate of Liang He, the man she married 10 days ago, that concerns her more than her own injuries.
Jul 11, 2009 China Raises East Turkestan
 Death Toll To 184
China has raised the death toll from ethnic rioting in its far west to 184 and detailed for the first time the ethnicity of those killed, while tension lingered over the city at the center of the strife. The official Xinhua news agency said on July 11 that 137 of those killed in the mayhem on July 5 in Urumqi, regional capital of East Turkestan, were Han Chinese, who form the majority of China's 1.3 billion population, including 111 men and 26 women.
Jul 11, 2009 Han-Chinese armed with sticks, clubs and rods video in Chinese
Jul 9, 2009 Bloody Riots in China Leave 156 Dead video -- Ethnic violence is spiraling out of control in a northwest Chinese province.
Jul 8, 2009 Chinese troops flood into restive Urumqi video -- China poured troops into its restive Urumqi city on Wednesday in a massive show of force, as President Hu Jintao abandoned a G8 summit in Italy to deal with a deadly outbreak of ethnic unrest
Jul 8, 2009 Troops flood into China riot city Thousands of security forces have been deployed in the city of Urumqi in China's East Turkestan
 region to try to end deadly ethnic clashes. Chinese President Hu Jintao has cut short his visit to Italy for the G8 summit to deal with the crisis. The unrest between Muslim Uighurs and Han Chinese began on Sunday and has left 156 people dead.
Jul 8, 2009 Injured following clashes between Han and Uighurs, damage, troops on street video posted on July 23, 2015
Jul 8, 2009 amateur video  
Jul 8, 2009 Uighur unrest continues video
Jul 8, 2009 Bloody Riots in China Leave 156 Dead video
Jul 8, 2009 Han Chinese mobs attack Uighur man video -- A mob of Han Chinese attacked a Uighur man in Urumqi city on Wednesday. Dozens of mostly young men, some armed with wooden sticks repeatedly kicked the victim as he lay on the ground. The extent of the man's injuries was unclear.
Jul 7, 2009 China must allow free reporting and Internet in Urumqi At least one journalist was detained for two hours in Urumqi today for reporting independently of a government-organized media tour of the damaged city, according to National Public Radio. "I went independently of the group, and so police dragged me down to the police station and questioned me for a couple of hours," Anthony Kuhn said in his report.
Jul 7, 2009 Uighur unrest continues video -- Violence broke out in up to four neighbourhoods in the western Chinese city of Urumqi on Tuesday, according to witnesses.

A group of armed Han Chinese people were seen marching towards an ethnic minority Uighur neighbourhood. Uighurs and security forces were also out on the streets.
Jul 7, 2009 The worst clashes since Tiananmen: At least 156 dead as ethnic unrest spread in China China was last night facing spreading ethnic unrest in the worst violence the country has faced since the Tiananmen Square demonstrations. Chinese authorities took no chances and poured armed police into the ancient Silk Road city of Kashgar to try to stop further street battles.
Jul 7, 2009 Clashes in China Shed Light on Ethnic Divide article -- Some women glared through their black veils at the paramilitary troops encircling them. Others held identity cards of missing relatives in the air. Fists raised, tears in their eyes, they demanded the release of sons and husbands seized by the police after Muslim Uighurs rioted in this western regional capital days earlier.
Jul 7, 2009 'Revenge, not reconciliation, vowed in East Turkestan
video - warning: Chinese source
Jul 7, 2009 Hundreds Of People Killed In East Turkestan
video -- Ethnic violence left more than 150 dead and hundreds injured and 1400 were arrested
Jul 6, 2009 Exercise Restraint in East Turkestan
The Chinese government should exercise maximum restraint in the face of unrest and violence on July 5 in Urumqi, the capital of the East Turkestan
 Uighur Autonomous Region, Human Rights Watch said today. China should allow the United Nations to conduct an independent investigation into the events.
Jul 6, 2009 China Locks Down Restive Region After Deadly Clashes The Chinese government locked down this regional capital of 2.3 million people and other cities across its western desert region on Monday and early Tuesday, imposing curfews, cutting off cellphone and Internet services and sending armed police officers into neighborhoods after clashes erupted here on Sunday evening between Muslim Uighurs and Han Chinese. The fighting left at least 156 people dead and more than 1,000 injured, according to the state news agency.
Jul 6, 2009 In Latest Upheaval, China Applies New Strategies to Control Flow of Information In the wake of Sunday’s deadly riots in its western region of East Turkestan
, China’s central government took all the usual steps to enshrine its version of events as received wisdom: it crippled Internet service; blocked Twitter’s micro-blogs; purged search engines of unapproved references to the violence; saturated the Chinese media with the state-sanctioned story.
Jul 6, 2009 China tightens Web screws after East Turkestan
China clamped down on the Internet in the capital of China’s northwestern region of East Turkestan
 on Monday, in the hope of stemming the flow of information about ethnic unrest which left 140 people dead.
Jul 6, 2009 China clamps down on Uighurs video -- Chinese state media says more than 100 people have been killed and another 800 people injured in rioting in the far western East Turkestan
 Autonomous Region. The violence broke out after a protest on Sunday by ethnic Uighurs - Muslims who accuse the Beijing government of a systematic campaign to dilute and destroy their culture.
Jul 5, 2009 Riots in Western China Amid Ethnic Tension At least 1,000 rioters clashed with the police on Sunday in a regional capital in western China after days of rising tensions between Muslim Uighurs and Han Chinese, according to witnesses and photographs of the riot.
Jul 5 2009 Footage of the 2009 ethnic violence in East Turkestan
video posted on July 4, 2010; 1 year anniversary
Jul 5 2009 amateur video posted on Dec. 16, 2011
Jul 5 2009 amateur video posted on June 16, 2011
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Jul 2, 2009 Uyghur commoners against the new enclosures article -- The latest popular riots in East Turkestan
 highlight not only the ongoing contradictions within current Chinese-style neoliberal capitalism but also the historically long-standing opposition among various minorities against an ethnically dominant state power in China.
Jun 29, 2009 'No Rapes' in Riot Town Authorities in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong have said they found no evidence that ethnic minority Uyghur laborers had raped two Chinese girls, a rumor they blamed for last week's ethnic fighting at a toy factory in Shaoguan city.
Jun 26, 2009 Chinese men attacked Uyghurs at a toy factory amateur video posted on July 6, 2009 -- Several hundred Han Chinese men armed with metal pipes attacked Uyghur men and women at midnight while they were sleeping in their dormitory of a toy factory in China's southern Guangdong province, and killed 2 Uyghurs.
?? Two Chinese girls raped Han-Chinese say that two Chinese girls are raped. No reports found that could confirm the existence of the claim.
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