Sunday, June 30, 2013

Discussion of Disturbance in Hotan, Xinjiang Disappears From China's Social Networks

On June 28, 2013, the state-sponsored Tianshan Net published an article entitled "Group Gathers for Mass Disturbance in Tuoshan Xinjiang, No Injuries or Fatalities" (新疆妥善处置一起群体聚集闹事事件 无群众伤亡). The report stated:
At 3:30 pm on June 28, an armed group gathered to create a disturbance in Hanerik Township in Hotan, Xinjiang, public security agencies urgently handled the situation, and detained the troublemakers in accordance with the law, and the situation quickly quieted down.
6月28日15时30分许,新疆和田县罕尔日克镇发生一起群体持械聚集闹事事件,公安机关紧急处置,依法抓捕留置闹事人员,事态迅速平息。
These screenshots show that Sina Weibo was censoring searches for "Hotan" (和田), and Tencent Weibo was censoring searches for "Hotan Disturbance" (和田 骚乱).

These screenshots show that a user of Baidu's PostBar (Tieba 贴吧) forums reposted the Tianshan story, and that the post was deleted within hours.
 See also: Violence in Xinjiang Leaves Dozens Dead - A Look at the Censorship

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