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3Novices:Sweeping counter-terrorism measures in China’s Xinjiang ‘creating huge police state’

Worshippers quietly passed through metal detectors as they entered the central mosque in China’s far western city of Kashgar under the stern gaze of stone-faced police officers.
The increasingly strict curbs imposed on the mostly Muslim Uygur population have stifled life in the tense Xinjiang region where beards are partially banned and no one is allowed to pray in public.
For years, the square outside the mosque in Kashgar was packed with teeming crowds as worshippers jostled for space…
July 13, 2017 at 10:30AM http://ift.tt/2tgXmIL
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