An exiled Chinese Muslim activist living in the U.S. urged China on Wednesday to allow an independent probe of an anti-terror raid that officials say killed 18 militants.
China said 18 terror suspects were killed and 17 arrested during the raid at an alleged training camp run by the East Turkestan Islamic Movement, or ETIM…
Rebiya Kadeer, a Chinese Muslim from Xinjiang now living in exile in the U.S., said in a statement that scholars and analysts believe ETIM “ceased to exist when its purported leader was killed in a skirmish with the Pakistani military in Pakistan in late 2003.” [Full Text]
To Know more about Rebiya Kadeer, read CDT’s post: China Muslim Activist: From Unknown to Nobel Nominee.
To know more background on China’s recent crackdown on ETIM, read China Says Terror Raid Finds Ties Abroad
(Photo of Rebiya Kadeer, who was greeted by family and friends in the US, with the flag of East Turkestan in 2005.)