China holds man over Xinjiang ‘massacre’


BEIJING: China has detained a man on suspicion of making up rumors that the Chinese military had killed thousands of people in Xinjiang, home to the mainly Muslim Uighur minority, state media said on Monday. The 22-year-old Uighur uploaded an article onto overseas websites about the alleged killings in Shache county, or Yarkand in the Uighur language, the Xinjiang government web portal Tianshan reported.



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