Almost 10 years ago on February 5, 1997, a peaceful demonstration in Gulja, Xinjiang was broken up by police and resulted in hundreds of people dead or seriously injured on that day and the day after. Amnesty International is putting together a special feature on their website to start appearing on next Thursday, February 1st. In the mean time, check out The World Uyghur Network News’ electronic newsletter published on February 10, 1997 listing several news articles about the incident and the special AI statement released in 2005. Also, there is a demonstration scheduled on Monday, February 5th in front of the Chinese Embassy in Washington, DC.

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