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Xinjiang refutes Kadeer's '10,000 missing' claim
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08:56, July 30, 2009

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The claim by that more than 10,000 Uygurs disappeared in the wake of the July 5 riots, believed to have been arrested or killed, is groundless, a spokeswoman of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region told the Global Times yesterday in reaction to the World Uygur Congress (WUC) leader's speech during her visit to Japan.

Kadeer, accused by the Chinese government of being a separatist and masterminding the riots that left about 200 people dead and more than 1,600 injured, told a Tokyo press conference yesterday during the second day of her visit to Japan that nearly 10,000 people "disappeared in one night" following the riots in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang.

"If they are dead, where are their bodies? If they are detained, where are they?" she said.

Hou Hanmin, spokeswoman of the regional government, said the claim was so groundless that it was "not even worth a counter reaction."
"If there were more than 10,000 missing, how many more of them would have taken part in the riot?" Hou asked.

According to an AP report shortly after the riot, "police showed up to disperse a crowd of between 1,000 and 3,000 demonstrators," which is close to the estimates of reports by other media organizations, both Chinese and foreign.

Urumqi police yesterday announced that they had arrested 253 more suspects allegedly closely connected to the riots, following the initial arrests of 1,434 suspects by July 7, the Xinhua News Agency reported.

Police said most of the latest arrests were made from tip-offs provided by local residents, including one report in which a family of five burned to death after rioters locked the door of their store selling grain and edible oil and set it on fire.

"I felt uneasy for at least two nights. Once I closed my eyes, I would picture the scene of the raging fire shrouding the store," a Uygur man who did not give his name told the police July 7. "I would never find peace if I didn't inform the police of it."

Some of the suspects arrested earlier have been released after police found they did not


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