Uighurs fear fresh crackdown following Tiananmen ‘premeditated attack’

Chinese authorities declared Wednesday that the fiery vehicle crash in Tiananmen Square this week was a deliberate terrorist attack and said five men have been arrested for allegedly helping to plan it, The Washington Post’s William Wan reports . Authorities in Beijing have thrown a tight security cordon around Tiananmen Square following a fatal jeep crash, as reports emerged of a possible connection to the restive western region of Xinjiang, also known as East Turkistan . Exiled Uighur leader Rebiya Kadeer (right) said that she was worried that Monday’s crash would precipitate a crackdown on her people, Reuters reports : Kadeer, who left China in 2005, heads the World Uighur Congress, based in Germany

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Uighurs fear fresh crackdown following Tiananmen ‘premeditated attack’

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