3 Uighur Muslim shot dead by Chinese Policemen in Shenyang City, Liaoning. Police had been conducting raids against terrorism in Shenyang.
On Monday, police in north-eastern China shot dead three people and injured a fourth suspect who were all suspected as terrorists. Meanwhile, a 28 year-old woman and three children who were all taken into custody from the same apartment.
The authorities said that the suspected terrorists resisted their arrest by using knives. Thus, they were brutally shot dead on the spot without any hesitation.
Officials described the men as ethnic Uighur Muslims, belonging to Xinjiang Muslim majority region of China. Xinjiang province is a vulnerable place and in the recent past several clashes have been reported between the Uighur and Han Chinese population.
In fact, it’s one of the rarest incident that occurred outside of Xinjiang.
Uighur, Turkic ethnic group living in Eastern and Central Asia, are one of the 56 recognized ethnic minorities in China. Many Uighur have fled from persecution and are living in exile in other countries.
All of them have same issues that we don’t have cultural and religious freedom in China.
According to the World Uighur Congress spokesman, Dilaxit Raxit, the suspects shot were among dozens of Uighurs who had been rounded up and arrested as they were trying to flee through China’s northeast border.
The occurrence of violence as a form of political resistance in China has been attributed to government policies restricting the practice of religion and political expression, particularly in the Xinjiang region.
It is a sensitive issue in China which steers commotion to the public. Beijing denies any kind of discrimination against Uighur minority living in Xinjiang and claims that it is a matter of public safety and national security that needs immediate action. Image / FILE AP