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Xinjiang refutes Kadeer's '10,000 missing' claim (2)
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08:56, July 30, 2009

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In response to a Global Times' inquiry as to how Kadeer set the number of disappeared at 10,000, Dilshat Rashit, spokesman for the US-based WUC, said the organization has been following the situation in Xinjiang via foreign reports.

"When Uygur women were interviewed by foreign media, they said more than 1,000 Uygurs were killed and nearly 10,000 were arrested," he said. "As far as we know, the arrest of Uygurs is continuing, so there are definitely more than 10,000 arrested."
Howevr, he didn't explain how those "Uygur women interviewed by foreign media" put the total number of those arrested.

He suggested that the United States, which "has always been concerned with China's religious and human rights issues," take tougher measures against China, including economic sanctions.

Earlier in July, Mu-Card Deiss, a member of the WUC, circulated online a video clip of a "Uygur girl" being beaten to death.

"It was actually a piece edited from footage of a CNN video showing a girl killed in Iraq on April 7, 2007," Xinhua pointed out.

Kadeer's remarks also backfired among Uygur residents in China. Rustan, manager of a Muslim restaurant at the Beijing Language and Culture University said, "When I was young, I just thought she was a very rich woman, and I admired her a lot. But I never expected that she would attack China with ridiculous remarks while staying overseas."
He said he doesn't understand why Kadeer does all these "evil things" to China.

"We're all Chinese, and I don't want to follow what she's talking about," he said.
Tuson Nizam, a Uygur from Kuqa County, Xinjiang, who now sells jade in Beijing, expressed his indignation at the riots, saying the Uygurs who participated in the riots are nothing but "lazy bones."

"I treat all Han and Uygur people equally well, so they will treat me well in return," he said.

The Foreign Ministry summoned Japan's ambassador in Beijing, expressing its "dissatisfaction" with Japan's treatment of Kadeer, believed to be a "criminal" by China.

Kadeer's visits to Australia and Japan have put those countries' ties with China to the test.

Yang Bojiang, a researcher at the Chinese Institute of Contemporary International Relations, said: "Kadeer's ‘separatist activities' would have an impact on the overall situation of China's relationship with the US, Japan and European countries."

Source:Global Times
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