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Uighurs dismiss terrorism claim

‘THIN EVIDENCE’:The World Uyghur Congress warned that Uighurs could face tighter repression, particularly in Beijing where 93 people have been rounded up

AFP, BEIJING

It urged people in Xinjiang to “understand the negative effects and overcome them by cooperating with their inland counterparts.”

At the same time it called on Han Chinese to reach out to the minority group and “make the Uighurs feel our sincerity.”

An editorial in the state-run China Daily also suggested Uighurs might feel repercussions after Monday’s incident.

“What they have done is against the interests and will of the majority of Uighurs, who have benefited from the unity of the country, from the reform and opening-up, and from the country’s preferential policies for non-Han ethnic groups,” it said.

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