Yawrupa Sherqiy Turkistan Birligining Zulpiye Zakir mesilisi heqqidiki Qarari

Dunya Uyghur Qurultiyi ning „Weten Ziyariti jeryanida korulwatqan xataliqlar heqqide bayanat“ namliq mexsus höjjitining rohigha binaen, YSHTB teshkilati Zulpiye Zakir mesili heqqide töwendikidek qarar qobul qildi;

Teshkilatimiz Zulpiye Zakir mesilini Muhajirettiki Sherqiy Türkistan milliy herikitige haqaret keltürgen mesile, dep qaraydu we Zulpiye Zakirni xitay hökümétining özini heqliq körsitish, milliy sépimizni parchilash, ajizlashturush siyasitige angliq halda desmi bolush xataliqi sadir qilghanliqi seweplik qattiq eyipleydu.

Teshkilatimiz Zulpiye Zakir mesilisini muhajirettiki Uyghur teshkilatliri we Iltijachiliri bilen démokratik dölet hökümetliri arisida ishenchisizlik peyda qilghan yaki shuninggha urunghan siyasi xataliq mesilisi dep qaraydu we xataliqini tunup, Teshkilatimiz, yurtashlirimizning epu qilishigha erishkenge qeder Zulpiye Zakirni uyghur milliy herikiti sépidin uzaqlashturushni, Yawrupa Sherqiy Turkistan Birligi Teshkilati ezaliqidin heydep chiqirishni qarar qilidu.

Teshkilatimiz Zulpiye Zakirning qilmishliri üstidin Gérmaniyining munasiwetlik organlirigha melumat yollap, uning siyasi salahiti, siyasi iltijasi we wetendashliq ishlirining qaytidin tekshurulishini jiddiy telep qilidu.

Teshkilatimiz barliq Uyghur jamaétidin Zulpiye Zakir we shuninggha oxshash kishilerni siyasiy, ijtimaiy, medeniy paaliyetlerdin hemde toy – tökün, ölüm – yétim, méhmandarchiliq, ziyapet dégendek paaliyetlerdin yiraq tutushqa chaqiridu.

Teshkilatimiz Zulpiye Zakir we shuningha oxshash paaliyetlerde bolghan, boliwatqan kishilerni bu xil qilmishlardin derhal qolini tartishni, xataliqini tunup toghra yolgha qaytishini telep qilidu. Xelqimizning qelbini zidileydighan, milliy dewayimizgha kölenggü chüshiridighan qilmishlardin agahlanduridu. Xitayning siyasi süyqestliri, oyunliri we teshwiqatlirining rolchiliri, desmayisi bolup xizmet qilghan her qandaq kishi heqide jiddi tekshurush elip beridighanliqini eskertidu.

Yawrupa Sherqiy Türkistan Birliki

2008-yili 10-ayning 31-küni

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China, Uigur, Uigurien, Xinjiang , Uyghuren,Uyghuristan, Tibet, Mao, Mao Zedong ,Folter, Zentralasien, Turkvölker, Bedrohte Minderheiten, (Broschiert)

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KurzbeschreibungDer Dichter Nurmuhammed Yasin lebt in Chinas Nordwesten. Er ist ein Uigure, eine Minderheit mit 20 Millionen Einwohnern in Uyghuristan/Ostturkistan (China). Der dichter wurde im Jahr 2004 für dieser Geschichte von der Chinesischen Regierung zu 10 Jahren haft verurteilt. Das Buch ist in vier sprachen. Deutsch, Englisch, Türkisch und Uyghurisch. Ein teil der einnahmen aus dem Buch geht an seine Familie.

Eine Reise zu den Uigurien

von Memet Aydemir (Autor)

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• Sprache: Deutsch
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Die Uiguren leben im Nordwesten Chinas. Seit 1995 wurden mehr als 700 Uiguren aus politischen Gründen exekutiert. Zuletzt wurden fünf Uiguren im November 2007 zum Tode verurteilt. Ein Reisebericht über die Uiguren und ihr Land Ost-türkistan. Mit 84 aktuellen Farbfotos.

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Freiheitskämpfer oder Terroristen?: Die Uiguren in Uigirien

von Patricia von Hahn (Autor)


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• ISBN-10: 3836452154
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Angesichts der Olympischen Spiele in China dürfen ausländische Journalisten erstmals ohne Sondergenehmigung die chinesischen Provinzen bereisen.Die Autonome Region Xinjiang jedoch, Heimat der Uiguren, bleibt von dieser Regelung ausgeschlossen. Wer sind die Uiguren? Das mediale Interesse an diesem acht Millionen starken Turkvolk im Nordwesten Chinas ist zum ersten Mal nach dem 11. September 2001 erwacht. Grund dafür waren angebliche Kontakte von Uiguren zum Netzwerk Al-Qaida.

Inwieweit verfolgt die chinesische Führung mit dem Lancieren solcher Informationen eine Strategie, um ihre Repressionen gegenüber den Uiguren zu legitimieren? Seit wann bedarf es einer Legitimation? Hat doch der Han-Chauvinismus als ideologischer Rechtfertigungsgrund für Repressionen bisher immer ,,gereicht”.

Inwieweit heizen leere Versprechen auf mehr kulturelle und religiöse Eigenständigkeit gegenüber den Uiguren den Konflikt in der Region immer wieder an? Dieses Buch sucht die Antworten und zeigt die Uiguren in ihrer Jahrtausende alten Kultur, ihren vielfältigen religiösen und ethnischen Bezugspunkten entlang der Seidenstraße und ihrem Selbstverständnis als islamisches Turkvolk unter chinesischer Herrschaft.

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Bash Ménistir Angéla Merkél Xanim Béyjingda Uyghurlar Mesilisini Otturigha Qoydi

Obzorchimiz Perhat Muhemmidi
2008-10-27

Gérmaniye bash ministiri mérkél xanimning ötken peyshenbe küni bashlinip, shenbe küni ayaqlashqan 3 künlük xitay ziyaritidin kéyin, gérmaniye metbuatlirida bu qétimqi ziyaret we uning mezmuni heqqide küchlük talash – Tartishlar dawam qilmaqta.


Küchlük Dunya Lederliridin Möhtirem Angela Merkél Xanim

Mérkél xanim bu qétimqi xitay ziyariti jeryanida, tibet mesilisi bilen birge yene, uyghurlarning kishilik hoqoq weziyitinimu alahide tilgha alghan shundaqla gérmaniye hökümitining bu ikki rayonning kishilik hoqoq weziyitige yéqindin diqqet qiliwatqanliqini eskertken idi.

Bu, gérmaniye tarixida bir bash ministirning tunji qétim ” uyghur ” dégen kelimini tilgha élishi, shundaqla xitay bilen bolghan muzakirilerde uyghurlarning kishilik hoqoq mesilisini biwaste otturigha qoyushi bolup hésablinidu. Shunga, mérkél xanimning bu herikiti, chetellerde, jümlidin gérmaniyide paaliyet élip bériwatqan uyghur teshkilatlirini we uyghur siyasiy paaliyetchilirini cheksiz söyündürüpla qalmastin, gérmaniyidiki kishilik hoqoq teshkilatlirini we uyghurlarning kishilik hoqoq weziyitige köngül bölüp kéliwatqan siyasiy partiyilernimu alahide memnun qildi.

Mesilen, xelqara kechürüm teshkilati gérmaniye shöbisining bash katipi barbara xanim 10 – Ayning 25 – Küni muxbirlargha qilghan sözide, mérkél xanimning bu qétimqi jesurane herikiti teriplesh bilen birge, xitay bilen bolghan muzakirilerde nöwettiki iqtisadi krizis bilen birge yene, kishilik hoqoq mesilisiningmu daim küntertipte bolushi lazimliqini, chünki tibetlikler bilen uyghurlarning kishilik hoqoq weziyitining intayin nachar bir weziyette turuwatqanliqini tekitlidi.

Gérmaniye yéshillar partiyisi bolsa uyghurlarning kishilik hoqoq weziyitige eng aktip köngül bölüwatqan siyasiy partiyilerning biri bolup, gérmaniyidiki uyghur teshkilatliri bilenmu yéqin dialog qurup kelmekte. Uyghur milliy herikitining rehbiri we dunya uyghur qurultiyining reisi rabiye qadir xanim bu yil 4 – Ayda bérlinda gérmaniye yéshillar partiyisining hazirqi reisi klaodia roht xanim bilen körüshüp, uyghurlarning kishilik hoqoq weziyiti heqqide etrapliq söhbet élip barghan idi.

Gérmaniye hökümitide uyghurlarning kishilik hoqoq mesilisini tunji bolup tilgha alghan eng yuqiri derijilik emeldar gérmaniyining sabiq tashqi ishlar ministiri we gérmaniye yéshillar partiyisining sabiq reisi fisher ependi bolup, fisher ependi bir qanche yil burun jenwede chaqirilghan birleshken döletler teshkilati kishilik hoqoq komitéti omumiy yighinida qilghan sözide, xitayning uyghurlargha qaratqan kishilik hoqoq tajawuzchiliq qilmishlirini qattiq eyibligen idi. Shunga, gérmaniye bash ministiri mérkél xanimning bu qétimqi xitay ziyariti jeryanida uyghurlarning kishilik hoqoq mesilisini tilgha élishi, hazir gérmaniyidiki eng asasliq öktichi partiye hésablanghan yéshillar partiyisinimu memnun qildi.

Mesilen, gérmaniye parlaméntidiki yéshillar partiyisi parlamént ezaliri ömikining reisi wolker bekk ependi, 10 – Ayning 26 – Küni gérmaniye gherbiy jenub radiosida qilghan sözide, bash ministir mérkél xanimning kishilik hoqoq mesilisi jehettiki bu xil sezgürlükini üzüp qoymay dawamlashturushini ümid qilidighanliqini bildürdi we ” iqtisadi krizis mezgilliride kishiler kishilik hoqoq mesilisige sel qaraydu, emma kishilik hoqoq mesilisige sel qarisaq, iqtisadni uzun muddet saghlam tereqqi qilduralmaymiz, shunga ikki mesilini her waqit parallil halda birge élip bérishimiz lazim ” dep körsetti.

Wolker bekk ependi yene, olimpik sewebi bilen xitayning axbarat saheside bir az yumshash körülgen bolsimu, emma tibet bilen sherqiy türkistanda bu jehette héchbir özgirishning bolmighanliqini, bu ikki rayonning kishilik hoqoq weziyitining yenila intayin berbat bir weziyette turuwatqanliqini, köpligen kishilerning tutqun qilinip türmilerge tashliniwatqanliqini, shu sewebtin bu ikki rayonning hazir dunyaning diqqet – Étibarini qozghawatqanliqini eskertip kélip, ” shunga bash ministir mérkél xanimning bu ikki rayongha qiziqiwatqanliqini, xitay dairilirige bildürüp qoyushi nahayiti muhim ” dep körsetti.

Wolker bekk ependi yene, iqtisadni tereqqi qildurush bilen, kishilik hoquqni yaxshilashning ayrim ikki mesile ikenlikini, iqtisadni tereqqi qildursamla hemme mesile ongshilidu dep qarashning xata ikenlikini eskertip kélip, ” mesilen, putinning rusiyisi janliq bir örnek, putin rusiyining iqtisadini tereqqi qildurdi, emma rusiyining kishilik hoqoq weziyiti kündin – Künge nacharlishiwatidu ” dep körsetti.

Gérmaniye metbuatlirining xewiride körsitilishiche, mérkél xanimning bu qétim béyjingda uyghurlarning kishilik hoqoq mesilisini tilgha élishida, gérmaniye yéshillar partiyisining we gérmaniyidiki kishilik hoqoq teshkilatlirining oynighan roli chong bolghan. Ziyaret harpisida, dunya uyghur qurultiyi bashchiliqidiki uyghur teshkilatliri we tibet teshkilatliridin sirt yene, gérmaniye yéshillar partiyisi, xelqara kechürüm teshkilati, dunya xeter astidiki milletlerni qoghdash teshkilati, gérmaniye kishilik hoqoq teshkilati qatarliq köpligen siyasiy partiye we kishilik hoqoq teshkilatliri gérmaniye hökümitige we mérkél xanimgha murajetname we mektup yollap, xitay rehberliri bilen élip baridighan muzakirilerde tibetlikler bilen uyghurlarning kishilik hoqoq weziyitini küntertipke kirgüzüshni telep qilghan idi.

Gérmaniye metbuatlirida körsitilishiche, xitay hökümiti özlirining yawropa birliki bilen yaki gérmaniye bilen bolghan munasiwetlirini noqul halda, ” peqetla soda – Sétiq munasiwiti ” dep qaraydu, shunga yawropa birlikige eza döletler kishilik hoqoq mesilisini tilgha alghan haman xitay terep, ” ichki ishlirimizgha qopalliq bilen arilashti ” dep naraziliq bildüridu.

Ötken yili gérmaniye bash ministiri mérkél xanim bérlinda dalay lamani qobul qilip körüshkendimu xitay hökümiti, ” ichki ishlirimizgha qopalliq bilen arilashti” dep qiyamet qopurup mérkél xanimgha qattiq hujum qilghan, mérkél xanim bolsa, ” démokratik bir döletning bash ministiri bolush süpitim bilen, her qandaq bir milletning wekili bilen, her qandaq bir kishilik hoqoq jengchisi bilen körüshüsh hoququm bar ” jawab bergen, bu sewebtin xitay bilen gérmaniye munasiwetliri bir mezgil dawalghushqa duch kelgen idi.

Emeliyette bolsa, yawropa birlikining xitaygha qaratqan omumiy istratégiyisining peqet soda munasiwetlernila emes, belki xitayning démokratiyilishishini ilgiri sürüsh, xitayni siyasiy, ijtimaiy,qanuniy, memuriy, medeniy – Maarip, muhitni qoghdash … Qatarliq nurghun jehetlerde islahat élip bérishigha heydekchilik qilishtin ibaret köp tereplimilik mezmunlarni öz ichige alghanliqi shundaqla, kishilik hoqoq mesilisiningmu yawropa birlikining xitaygha qaratqan istratégiyisining muhim mezmunlirining biri ikenliki körülmekte.

Mesilen, ötkende byüriksélde élan qilinghan yawropa birlikining xitaygha qaritidighan istratégiyilik pilanida, yawropa birlikining kishilik hoqoq mesiliside xitay bilen bolghan söhbetlerni kücheytidighanliqi alahide tekitlinish bilen birge, “yawropa birliki, junggoning qanun we démokratik asaslargha tayanghan erkin bir jemiyetke qarap yüzlinishini ümid qilidu, junggo, yawropa birlikining sherqqe kéngiyishi jeryanidiki tejribe – Sawaqlirini qobul qilishi lazim, chünki ilgiriki köpligen sotsiyalistik döletler bu jeryanda özlirining qurulmisini tedriji halda yawropa birlikining ölchemlirige maslashturghan idi ” dep körsitilgen idi. Yeni yawropa birliki xitayni sotsiyalizimdin waz kéchip, démokratik bir séstimigha köchüshke ashkara dalalet qilghan idi.

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Green Edge 5: Farm Aid in Islamic China

Posted August 5, 2008 05:08 AM (EST)

Not so very far from yesterday’s bombing that killed 16 police officers, in a region subject to a recent Chinese crackdown to protect the Olympics, Martin Ma manages a program to improve the workplace conditions of Xinjiang cotton farmers. He is simultaneously seeking to remedy the environmental problems of pesticide and the deep poverty of the farm workers. He works for Social Accountability International (SAI) in New York City under a four-year grant from the Netherlands development agency Solidaridad, which tries out new ways to lift people out of poverty and danger wherever they live or work.

For Solidaridad, the project is designed to improve the social and environmental standards of the supply chain for cotton to the Netherlands. It is pushing and helping Xinjiang smallholder farmers to form a cooperative, and pushing and helping a large farm to go organic to reduce chemical dangers to workers. The idea is that some day the farms will meet organic standards and be certified by the Dutch certification body SKAL, and meanwhile conditions for workers will improve.

The project is focused on a big farm with 50 farm workers in one village and on two neighboring villages with 1,250 residents of which 417 are local small farmers. The communities are Aksu, Kuqa and Korla, indicated by red dots on the map below, on the northern edge of the Taklamakan Desert in Western China. The project will work with the smaller farms as part of a long-term plan to allow expansion of production. Many workers migrate from Urumqi to the northeast, in East Turkistan (just east of the border with Russian Turkistan, which describes the five Turkic republics that were part of the former Soviet Union and are now independent), which the Chinese call Xinjiang or “New Frontier.”

The area includes many migrant farm workers, and most of these are indigenous Turkic-speaking Muslims known as the Uighurs (pronounced Weegers), who remained behind after the many centuries of migrations of Turkic peoples toward the west. In addition, the area has some Yi people who have migrated from North Vietnam via train with the help of agents who are paid by the farm-owners and who bring the migrant workers in SUVs and trucks.

A farm owner was initially reluctant to sign up for the program, but was reassured when the contribution to the project of the funding sources was explained. The farm owner is an entrepreneur who saw the potential cost to himself of the project and was skeptical that the value to him of the project would exceed its costs. Then two farm workers on the next farm were killed by a tractor. This event shocked the farm owner into a greater appreciation of the dangers his own workers could be facing, and he signed up.

The August 4 Bombing. Kashgar, the westernmost city in China where 16 Chinese border police were killed yesterday, is southwest of the three sites where Solidaridad and SAI have their project to assist local farmers (see map). The two attackers were linked to the East Turkistan Islamic Movement (ETIM), a coalition (if it really exists — some scholars question this) of Uighur advocacy groups that China calls terrorists. The United States reported in 2002 that al Qaeda was targeting the Uighurs and the London Times reports today that the Sunni group Hizb ut-Tahrir is doing the same.

The attack was not a total surprise. Last month, three people were executed in a town near Kashgar after being convicted of being ETIM members. A day earlier, five Uighurs died after a police raid on a middle-class home in Urumqi. Chinese officials have said that some local groups are tied to foreign Islamist extremists that are training Uighurs to bomb. The Public Security Bureau announced in April that it had arrested 45 people in two Uighur terrorist cells allegedly tied to the ETIM and plotting to disrupt hotels during the Olympics, for a total of 82 persons arrested as terrorists in Xinjiang through June. However, the province’s vice-governor said last week there were “only a small number” of violent incidents in the region.

Human rights groups and some academics say the Chinese government exaggerates the threat to justify local crackdown and fails to distinguish among extremists, proponents of Turkic independence and advocates of Islamic culture. The Chinese Government forbids public display of the Uighur language or faith and Uighur defenders argue that violent incidents in Kashgar and elsewhere result from personal conflicts or security crackdowns, not terrorism. Prof. John Wang at California State University at Long Beach says the ETIM was much more active in 1993-1997 and since 2001 has retreated to Afghanistan and other places outside China. But the Olympic Games might have drawn them back.

Improving Uighur Productivity. The Uighurs are China’s fifth-largest ethnic minority, with 8 million people concentrated in Xinjiang Province. Many of the Uighurs are unhappy over the growing migration to the area of Han Chinese ands their powerful and growing domination of business and local government in Xinjiang, a province that is described as “autonomous”, implying that it is ruled by its own people. Han residents respond that Uighurs are not yet capable of managing the regional economy or administration.

The Uighurs are certainly poor. The 1,300 Uighurs who depend for their incomes on the farms in this project earn an annual income at current rates of exchange of $150. The official Chinese poverty line is $100 a year, which would imply 20 million poor Chinese people. If the line were raised to the $1 a day level used by the U.N., or $365 a year, the estimate for the number of poor people would rise to 140 million, more than 10 percent of the Chinese population. Either way, the Uighur farm workers live on very little.

The goal that Martin Ma (shown in front of SAI headquarters in New York City) is seeking to implement is to improve workplace conditions, productivity and pay of the Uighurs on selected farms in the area and also to ensure the organic quality of their cotton products. The brands that buy cotton from the area are willing to pay for conversion of the cotton crops to organic production, with Solidaridad covering some of the cost of conversion. For the organic component, the project has hired someone with 15 years’ experience growing cotton used in natural-color textiles.

Protected Cotton. Cotton is protected by the Chinese government. In fact negotiations started in 2001 at the World Trade Organization on a new trade liberalization round have just collapsed in part because China did not want to give up its protection for agricultural goods. (See “The Doha Round… and Round… and Round,” The Economist, July 31, 2008.) Agricultural trade accounts for only 8 percent of world merchandise trade but is the most heavily distorted by tariffs and subsidies. The 1994 Uruguay round required countries to convert their quotas and other barriers into straightforward tariffs, but countries were allowed to impose “special safeguard” duties to protect themselves. These duties have been relied on to protect politically sensitive commodities. China has decided that the best response to high food prices was to protect its own farmers.

Because Chinese cotton is protected, it needs to sell overseas as a premium product, which adds to the importance of certification according to organic and decent workplace standards. The project provides technical assistance for conversion to organic production, workplace certification and ethical trading. It also offers the farmers a market analysis. In the meantime the project is seeking to show the workers that it can deliver for them by working immediately on compliance with decent workplace standards. It is obtaining social insurance for farm workers and is making basic improvements such as installing running water and toilets, and providing daycare assistance for women who would otherwise bring their infant children to work with them in the fields.

Solidaridad’s Role. Solidaridad is behind it all. Its approach is to use global market forces (for example, the influence of brands over their suppliers) as leverage for ambitious social change projects in developing nations, spending time organizing buyers in Europe and relying on existing well-known social and environmental standards like SA8000 and Fair Trade as evidence of compliance by farms overseas. It focuses on the product quality and therefore seeks to organize small farmers into cooperatives for mutual support. Sometimes Solidaridad creates its own brands, such as Oke fruits and Kuyichi jeans, and then makes these businesses independently. It also stresses farm ownership — for example, both AgroFair and Kuyichi are partly owned by farmers in Latin America and Africa.

The fair-trade component is a hallmark of Solidaridad’s programs. A director of Solidaridad, Nico Roozen, is a Dutch economist who with Frans van der Hoff was a key figure in launching Max Havelaar, the first ethical trading certification. Roozen helped convince major Dutch retailers to offer fairtrade-labeled goods, which contributed to the commercial success of fair-trade certification. He is also a member of the SAI Advisory Board.Solidaridad has been represented in China by Jeroen Douglas, who previously worked on fair-trade bananas (branded as Oke) in Honduras and Nicaragua. He made a trip to Chinese farms to survey their social conditions in 2005 and the following year Solidaridad invited SAI to co-manage its program in China. Under the Made-By name, Solidaridad is seeking to create a flagship fashion chain in China embracing its three themes — ecological cotton, fair-trade and responsible workplaces.

Edwin Koster works with Douglas as Solidaridad’s manager for the textile and fashion sector and is an alternate member of the SAI Advisory Board. His responsibility is, in collaboration with Made-By, to develop sustainable fashion chains that can benefit the environment, farmers and workers, and has visited China to move the project along.

By addressing in the same location both extreme poverty and acute environmental stress, this project can demonstrate how to create a decent workplace. Doing this will improve life for hundreds of families, and give their children some hope of a better future. Is it too much to think, that this project will also help reduce causes of conflict and reduce the ability of terrorists to recruit new members?Full disclosure: John Tepper Marlin has been married for nearly 37 years to Alice Tepper Marlin, who is the President of SAI.

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China releases “terror” blacklist in Olympic plot

By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN

Associated Press Writer

In this combo made from photos released on Tuesday, Oct 21, 2008 by China’s Public Security Ministry showing 7 of the 8 Chinese nationals accused of plotting terror acts targeting the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. From top left Memetimin Memet, Emet Yakuf, Memettursun Imin, Xemsidinahmet Abdumijit and from bottom left Akrem Omerjan, Yakuf Memet, and Tursun Tohti. Photo of the eighth accused Memettursun Abuduhalik was not made available. Chinese police on Tuesday called for the arrest and extradition to China of the eight alleged Islamic terror group leaders and core members accused of targeting the Beijing Olympics. (AP Photo/China’s Public Security Ministry, HO)


BEIJING (AP) – Chinese police called Tuesday for the extradition of eight alleged separatists accused of plotting a campaign of terror to coincide with the Beijing Olympics _ a scheme that reportedly included bomb attacks within China and in unspecified countries in the Middle East and South Asia.

A Public Security Ministry spokesman said the eight men, all Chinese citizens, were believed to have financed, incited and organized attacks during and around the Aug. 8-24 games as part of an ongoing insurgency against Chinese rule in the traditionally Muslim west.

Wu Heping told reporters at a news briefing that the men were members of the East Turkestan Islamic Movement, a murky collection of extremists believed to be based across the border in lawless areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan.

The eight “seriously threatened the security of the Beijing Olympic Games and China’s social stability, while at the same time composing a threat to the security and stability of relevant countries and the region,” Wu said.

Wu did not say in what country the men were suspected of hiding and left the briefing without taking questions.

He said one of the men planned to bomb a supermarket popular with Chinese business people in an unspecified Middle Eastern country ahead of the opening of the Olympic Games. Another suspect had prepared to attack a Chinese club in a South Asian nation, he said, without giving details.

The men also organized numerous attacks within China but it was not clear from Wu’s statement if any of them were carried out.

After years of relative quiet, the western region of Uyghuristan/Xinjiang was rocked in August by a series of guerrilla-style attacks and bombings that killed 33 people.

Wu did not say if the eight men were thought to be behind those attacks.

The violence was reportedly carried out by radicals among Uyghuristan/Xinjiang’s native Uighur ethnic group, Muslims whose language, culture and religion are distinct from China’s Han majority’s. Like Tibetans, many Uighurs complain of a colonial-style Chinese presence on their territory, chafing under tight religious and cultural strictures and complaining that economic development has disproportionately benefited Chinese migrants.

Radical Uighurs opposed to Chinese rule have long waged a low intensity campaign of bombings and assassinations against Chinese officials. But terrorism experts say the struggle has taken a deadlier, more radical turn in recent years through exposure to global terror groups such as al-Qaida.

Seventeen Chinese Uighurs have been held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba since their capture in Pakistan and Afghanistan in 2001 despite having been deemed unthreatening and cleared for release.

China has demanded the detainees be repatriated, but Washington has refused to do so because of fears they will tortured and executed. Albania accepted five Uighur detainees in 2006 but since has balked at taking others, partly for fear of diplomatic repercussions from China.

China claims that it foiled a number of terrorist plots this year before they could be carried out, including an alleged attempt by a 19-year-old woman to blow up a Beijing-bound plane with liquid explosives in March. But it has provided little direct evidence to support claims that Islamic Movement leaders based across the border ordered the attacks.

Overseas Uighur activists say such accusations are politically motivated and designed to justify strict curbs on religious, political and cultural rights in Uyghuristan.

Dilxat Raxit, spokesman for the Germany-based World Uighur Congress, said Tuesday’s announcement was part of an attempt to provide legal cover for a wide-ranging crackdown on Uighurs that followed the Olympics.

Business security consultants International Risk said the Chinese crackdown was likely to continue.

“In the aftermath of the Olympics, the Chinese authorities have quietly stepped up their crackdown in Xinjiang,” the Hong Kong-based company said in a report on global terrorism issued this month.

A news release issued at Wu’s press conference offered basic biographical information about the suspects and photographs of seven of the eight men.

It identified one man, 37-year-old Memetiming Memeti, as the leader of the ETIM movement, saying he had joined the group in an unidentified South Asian country after leaving home in 1998 and assumed the leadership after its former chief was killed in a skirmish with security forces in Pakistan in 2003.

The statement said that under Memeti’s guidance an unspecified number of terrorists sneaked into Uyghuristan and other Chinese areas with plans to “sabotage the Olympic Games by conducting terrorist attacks within the Chinese territory before the Games opened.”

He also allegedly “sent dozens of terrorist teams to some Middle East and west Asian countries to raise funds and buy explosive materials for terrorist attacks against Chinese targets outside Chinese territory.”

Others accused include 33-year-old university graduate Tuersun Toheti, an alleged bomb maker blamed for planning attacks on Chinese targets outside the country.

Li Wei, a counterterrorism expert at a Chinese government-backed think tank, said Tuesday’s announcement was a sign of China’s sustained commitment to defeating the extremists following the end of the Olympics.

“China’s major investment in Olympic security has helped them apprehend evidence of potential terrorist activity,” he said.

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