Uighur leader says nearly 10,000 'disappeared'

Modified 29 Jul 2009, 11:22 am

Exiled Uighur leader Rebiya Kadeer charged today that nearly 10,000 people "disappeared" in ethnic unrest in China's northwest this month and expressed disappointment at the US response to the violence.

Kadeer, the US-based head of the World Uighur Congress, said that "the Chinese government is trying to destroy the Uighur people," speaking during a Japan visit that angered the communist government in Beijing.

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