News  #  1910
[ Click on NEWS for back issues ][ OUR BOOKS ][ Contact ][ Previous Issue ]

29 Sha'ban 1442 A.H. - April 11 2021 Issue # 15, Newsletter #1910

Jamaat al-Muslimeen Shoora

 Imam Badi Ali

Imam Badi Ali from Greensboro, North Carolina, was one of the most powerful speakers at the National Shoora of Jamaat al-Muslimeen.

What transpired at the Shoora of Jamaat al-Muslimeen?

The National Shoora meeting on April 6 was full of surprises.

First came news that Br. Abu Talib had been attacked near his home in Brooklyn, New York.

He was injured by, allegedly, a mental patient who fled. Though injured in his face, Br. Abu Talib recovered within a few hours and participated in the Shoora.

 Br Abu Talib
Br. Abu Talib

The next big surprise was that Sis. Nadrat Siddique hosted and chaired the shoora meeting. She was efficient and in control for the entitre four hours of the conference,

The third big surprise was a shocking report by Prof Firoz Kamal from London, UK. on the terrible suffering of the Muslim minority in Sri Lanka.

Few Muslims in America know of the tragic and cataclysmic suffering of the peace-loving Muslims of Sri Lanka, an Island nation just a little south of the southernmost tip of India.

The core reality of Jamaat al-Muslimeen was presented by Br. Salahuddin from Denver. He explained what is the comprehensive message of Jamaat al-Muslimeen which makes it different from other Muslim organizations which have fragmented Islam. Here it is:

The Ummah: all Muslims, Men and Women.
Deen Above Nationality.
Trust and Brotherhood as Basis of Organization.
Freedom from Financial Control by governments.
Development of pure thoughts, honest action, honorable motives.
Understanding of Qur'an and Sunnah as guidance for life.
National and International focus on Islamic solutions.
Women's role as equal partners in Islamic movement.
Different, but United.
"As for those who divide their religion and break up into sects, thou hast no part in them in the least: their affair is with Allah: He will in the end tell them the truth of all that they did." - Qur'an 6:159

Sis. Aisha, the firebrand of the Jamaat, spoke on Malcolm X, [al-Hajj Malik Shabazz]. She traced his development from being a follower of Elijah Muhammad, through W.D. Muhammad, who became a Sunni, to his emergence as the standard bearer of Islam and leader of oppressed people, to his murder. Owing to the martyrdom of Malcolm, millions have embraced Islam in America.

Imam Badi Ali, leader of the biggest community of Muslims in North Carolina, gave the most powerful presentation in the Shoora.

Taking the example of Prophet Yunus and the whale, he taught self-criticism and progress even in the most difficult circumstances. His eloquence in both Arabic and English was way above that of Arab Islamic leaders in USA.

Br. Shoaib Qureshi, from England, gave a very thought provoking message. Why are we always looking for perfection and don't see that Allah sends someone to help his messenger. Harun [Aaron ] was sent to help Musa, pbuh, who had an impediment in his speech. Also when a second woman is sent to help the first in financial transactions, why do we attribute it to inferiority of women. Br. Shoaib helps Muslims to think beyond conventional beliefs.

Sis. Ashira Nai'm, a founder of the Jamaat masjid in Baltimore, urged the activists to bring Muslims into the Jamaat. She was among the earliest in America to stand for women's rights in Islam, had the courage to protest the mistreatment of the Blind Shaykh, Dr. Abdel Rahman, and pioneered charitable activities in Ethiopia through personal visits.

Sis. Nadrat Siddique spoke on the latest situation of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui and the dastardly role of the Pakistani government which promised freedom for Aafia but actually made sure she would not be released. Sis. Nadrat has struggled and strived for the rights of political prisoners in America, including the Blind Shaykh, Ahmed Abdel Sattar, Imam Jamil and most distinctively for Aafia.

Imam Ali Siddiqui, a great Imam in his own right, spoke in detail about the oncoming month of Ramadan and how to earn the most blessings in this holy month. This imam is like an encyclopedia of Islam and has written extensively on the rights of women and for ways of contacting people of other religions.

Also his research is getting published in New Trend.

Br. Abu Talib, from Trinidad, is Jamaat al-Muslimeen's link for charities given to orphans and widows in Gambia, Senegal and Ghana, He is also very active in the ;protests going on in New York.

He sends a barrel of clothes, school requirements and basic goods every month or second month to Africa.

[Alhamdulillah he has recovered from his injuries.]

Br. Kalem, from Baltimore's masjid Jamaat, spoke about his recent visit to Tanzania. Of special interest was his visit to an area where all the people are Muslims.

Sis. Khadija, from Baltimore, wrote about home schooling to save our children from kafir influences, Her husband is an imam in the prison system.

Br. Kaukab Siddique, from Pennsylvania, ameer of the Jamaat, commented on and supported each of the speakers.

Br, Kaukab specifically spoke in support of all prisoners in USA who are being humiliated. He exposed BBC propaganda against Mozambique. He opposed million dollar mosques,and explained Qur'an and hadith about the coming victory of Islam in Palestine, Syria, Egypt and Makka, inshaAllah.

He urged opposition to Indian racism under Modi and occupation of Kashmir.

Also why LGBTQ is being imposed on America without discussion while the atrocity on Floyd is so long in being brought to justice as if Floyd and not the police is on trial.

There was a break for Maghrib salat.
The shoora ended with a du'a by Br. Salahuddin..

[Special thanks go to Br. Shaikh Hyder who has been very generous but was unable to participate.]

[Thanks also go to Sis. Ayesha and Br. Ali in Virginia,]


JI voice
Apologize to the masses suffering from Broken promises and leave.

by Qaiser Sharif

LAHORE: April 7- Jamaat-e-Islami Emir Sirajul Haq has asked the government to seek apology from the masses and go home if it is still unable to deliver.

Addressing a meeting of JI central leadership at Mansoora on Wednesday, he said the prime minister must understand that the making false promises and claims and keeping the masses in darkness was not solution to the country's problems.

The government, he said, miserably failed to show any performance in any filed in half of its tenure and if it believed that it would pass the remaining period without doing anything, it was not only deceiving itself but the country.

The holy month of Ramzan was about the start and the prices of basic food items were going up with every day passing, he said, adding on one side people were dying because of crona while on the other side the inflation and unemployment were multiplying their troubles.

The former senator regretted the nexus of feudal lords and imperialists had been looting the resources of the country for decades, depriving the masses of basic facilities. He said it was due to this evil nexus that poor man's kid was not going to school and medical facilities to common man were not available.

There was a dire need to get rid of the corrupt system, he said, requesting the people to be part of the JI struggle to put the country on track and bring a real change here. He also warned the PTI that privatization of state institutions on the direction of the IMF was not a solution to strengthen the economy. He said the JI would launch GO-IMF-GO movement if the rulers continued their pro-IMF and anti-masses policies.

War News

 War News

April 4 to 9.
Daily routine of war.
We are fighting for our rights
in Syria. Shaykh Jolani, HTS leader.

Heavy artillery attacks by Assad and Iran continued all week on the province of Irbid,

Russian bombing aimed at ISIS continued all week.

Syrians supporting Turkey clashed with Kurdish Communists in north east Aleppo province.

In north central, Syria Turkey used artillery to help Syrians advance against SDF Kurdish Communists but the Syrians were stopped by heavy SDF fire.

In the south in Deraa province, the people are making life difficult for the forces sent in by the dictator Assad. Every day one or two Assad agents are killed or injured. The people are not strong enough to push the regime forces out.

In the east, ISIS has advanced into Hama province and has kidnaped scores of Assad police and the civilians under their protection.

ISIS is also raiding SDF posts along the southern Euphrates and getting killed and killing SDF troops.

In the huge al-Hol refugee camp in north east Syria, with more than 60,000 people, women supporting ISIS had taken over. SDF sources said that ISIS women were intimidating the others and a couple of refugees had been killed.

SOHR is reporting that a large SDF force entered the camp and checked each tent. Finally, they claimed that they had captured 5 ISIS agents, one of whom was a commander.

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham leader Abu Muhammad al-Jolani has given an important interview to a PBS journalist. He rebutted propaganda against his group by the western powers. HTS is the main force in control of the province of Irbid which has frustrated dictator Assad's efforts to crush the Islamic forces in Irbid. America has put a huge bounty on his head, He pointed out that HTS is fighting for Islamic Syrian rights and is not fighting America and the West,

All the charges of terrorism by HTS are false, he reportedly said.

[Previously known as al-Nusra, HTS separated from al-Qaida but is still seen as terrorist by America and the West. Support from Turkey has changed the situation in Syria and HTS has repulsed all attacks by Assad. However constant subversive attacks by the enemies of HTS have created instability in Irbid.]

News Within the U.S.

 News within the US

An Important Appeal to our readers on India and Israel.

Jamaat al-Muslimeen urges American Muslims to use all peaceful means to reduce the power of Israel in America.
The most effective method is to boycott businesses which fund Israel.

Do you know that Nestle which sells water and other products is deeply invested in Israel?

See the list of boycotted products on New Trend's web site.
[ boycott.htm ]

The boycott should be at a personal level. As a Muslim, it is your [our] duty to stop funding Israel through the goods we buy on a daily basis.

Also India is in close alliance with Israel. Many Indians from Gujrat are not only supporting occupation of Kashmir but are also deeply racist in their attitude towards Black people. Listen to them when they talk to each other in their language. They use the Gujrati equivalent of the N word,

Dear readers, be politically aware.
A Muslim is not a sufi type but an activist. Small efforts for the cause can make a big difference.

Please make an effort to buy from Muslim and Black businesses,

Invitation to Think

France is Involved in International Hate against Islam.

April 9: Jamaat al-Muslimeen notes that France has now extended its ban on hijab to minors. Now even children will not be allowed to wear Hijab.

Do we remember Charlie Hebdo and the cartoons of the Prophet, pbuh.

All of France supported Israel and Chartlie Hebdo. So many Muslims gave their lives to oppose the cartoons.

Millions of Muslims protested in African countries and in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Indonesia against France and the cartoons.

The Muslim ummah is united against these blasphemous cartoons.

Note that corrupt governments in Africa are supported by France.

In Mali alone there are 5000 French troops.

Imperialism has not ended.

Guidance by Sis. Yasmin.

Why I Shed The Bikini for Niqab.
[The New Symbol of Women's Liberation.]
By Sara Bokker
[Sara Bokker is a former actress/model/fitness instructor and activist.]

I am an American woman who was born in the midst of America's "Heartland." I grew up, just like any other girl, being fixated with the glamour of life in "the big city." Eventually, I moved to Florida and on to South Beach of Miami, a hot spot for those seeking the "glamorous life." Naturally, I did what most average
Western girls do.
I focused on my appearance and appeal,
basing my self-worth on how much attention
I got from others...!!!
I worked out religiously and became a personal trainer, acquired an upscale waterfront residence, became a regular "exhibiting" beach-goer and
was able to attain a "living-in-style" kind of life.
Years went by, only to realize that my scale of self-fulfillment and happiness slid down the more I progressed in my "feminine appeal."
I was a slave to fashion.
I was a hostage to my looks.
As the gap continued to progressively widen between my self-fulfillment and lifestyle, I sought refuge in escapes from alcohol and parties to meditation, activism, and alternative religions, only to have the little gap widen to what seemed like a valley. I eventually realized it all was merely a pain killer rather than an effective remedy.
By now it was September 11, 2001. As I witnessed the ensuing barrage on Islam, Islamic values and culture, and the infamous declaration of the "new crusade," I started to notice something called Islam. Up until that point, all I had associated with Islam was women covered in "tents," wife beaters, harems, and a world of terrorism.
As a feminist libertarian, and an activist who was pursuing a better world for all, my path crossed with that of another activist who was already at the lead of indiscriminately furthering causes of reform and justice for all. I joined in the ongoing campaigns of my new mentor which included, at the time, election reform and civil rights, among others.
Now my new activism was fundamentally different. Instead of "selectively" advocating justice only to some, I learned that ideals such as justice, freedom, and respect are meant to be and are essentially universal, and that own good and common good are not in conflict.
For the first time, I knew what "all people are created equal" really means.
But most importantly, I learned that it only takes faith to see the world as one and to see the unity in creation.
One day I came across a book that is negatively stereotyped in the West---
The Holy Qur'an.
I was first attracted by the style and approach of the Qur'an, and then intrigued by its outlook on existence, life, creation, and the relationship between Creator and creation.
I found the Qur'an to be a very insightful address to heart and soul without the need for an interpreter or pastor.
Eventually I hit a moment of truth: my new-found self-fulfilling activism was nothing more than merely embracing a faith called Islam where I could live in peace as a "functional" Muslim.
I bought a beautiful long gown and head cover resembling the Muslim woman's dress code and I walked down the same streets and neighborhoods where only days earlier I had walked in my shorts, bikini, or "elegant" western business attire. Although the people, the faces, and the shops were all the same, one thing was remarkably distinct--I was not--nor was the peace at being a woman I experienced for the very first time.
I felt as if the chains had been broken and I was finally free...!!!
I was delighted with the new looks of wonder on people's faces in place of the looks of a hunter watching his prey I had once sought. Suddenly a weight had been lifted off my shoulders.
I no longer spent all my time consumed with shopping, makeup, getting my hair done, and working out. Finally, I was free.
Of all places, I found my Islam at the heart of what some call "the most scandalous place on earth," which makes it all the more dear and special.
While content with Hijab I became curious about Niqab, seeing an increasing number of Muslim women in it. I asked my Muslim husband,
whom I married after I reverted to Islam,
whether I should wear Niqab or just settle for the Hijab I was already wearing.
My husband simply advised me that he believes Hijab is mandatory in Islam while Niqab is not.
At the time, my Hijab consisted of head scarf that covered all my hair except for my face, and a loose long black gown called "Abaya" that covered all my body from neck to toe.
A year-and-a-half passed, and I told my husband I wanted to wear Niqab. My reason, this time, was that I felt it would be more pleasing to Allah, the Creator, increasing my feeling of peace at being more modest. He supported my decision and took me to buy an "Isdaal," a loose black gown that covers from head to toe, and Niqab, which covers all my head and face except for my eyes.
Soon enough, news started breaking about politicians, Vatican clergymen, libertarians, and so-called human rights and freedom activists condemning Hijab at times, and Niqab at others as being oppressive to women, an obstacle to social integration, and more recently, as an Egyptian official called it--"a sign of backwardness."
I find it to be a blatant hypocrisy when Western governments and so-called human rights groups rush to defend woman's rights when some governments impose a certain dress code on women, yet such "freedom fighters" look the other way when women are being deprived of their rights, work, and education just because they choose to exercise their right to wear Niqab or Hijab.
Today, women in Hijab or Niqab are being increasingly barred from work and education not only under totalitarian regimes such as in Tunisia, Morocco, and Egypt, but also in Western democracies such as France, Holland, and Britain.
Today I am still a feminist, but a Muslim feminist ~!
who calls on Muslim women to assume their responsibilities in providing all the support they can for their husbands to be good Muslims.
To raise their children as upright Muslims so they may be beacons of light for all humanity once again.
To enjoin good--any good--
and to forbid evil--any evil.
To speak righteousness and to speak up against all ills.
To fight for our right to wear Niqab or Hijab and to please our Creator whichever way we chose. But just as importantly to carry our experience with Niqab or Hijab to fellow women who may never have had the chance to understand what wearing Niqab or Hijab means to us and why do we, so dearly, embrace it.
Most of the women I know wearing Niqab are Western reverts, some of whom are not even married. Others wear Niqab without full support of either family or surroundings.
What we all have in common is that it is the personal choice of each and every one of us, which none of us is willing to surrender.
Willingly or unwillingly, women are bombarded with styles of "dressing-in-little-to-nothing" virtually in every means of communication everywhere in the world.
As an ex non-Muslim, I insist on women's right to equally know about Hijab, its virtues, and the peace and happiness it brings to a woman's life as it did to mine.
Yesterday, the bikini was the symbol of my liberty, when in actuality it only liberated me from my spirituality and true value as a respectable human being.
I couldn't be happier to shed my bikini in South Beach and the "glamorous" Western lifestyle to live in peace with my Creator and enjoy living among fellow humans as a worthy person. It is why I choose to wear 'Niqab', and why I will die defending my inalienable right to wear it.
Today, 'Niqab' is the new symbol of woman's liberation.
To women who surrender to the ugly stereotype against the Islamic modesty of Hijab...
I say...
You don't know what you are missing'.
[Sara Bokker is a former actress/model/fitness instructor and activist.]
~'Salaams' to all
~ Y a s m i n ~
Say, 'Indeed, my Prayer, my Rites of Sacrifice, my Living and my Dying are for ALLAH, Lord of the Worlds'.
{'Quran'~Surat Al-'An'am -# 6-

Hadith of the Week

Love without Guidance is not the way to Allah.

From Sahih Muslim
It is narrated on the authority of Abu Huraira, r.a. that the Messenger of Allah said to his uncle at the time of his death: Make a profession of it that there is no god but Allah and I will bear testimony (of your being a Muslim) on the Day of judgment. But he refused to do so. Then Allah revealed this verse: " Verily thou canst not guide to the right path whom thou Lovest. And it is Allah Who guideth whom He will and He knoweth best who are the guided" (28 56).
(Book #001, Hadith #0037)
 Sis Kristi

 Islamic Thought

From Imam Badi Ali.
April 9 & 10

As-slamu alaikum,
Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) said:
لَا يَجْتَمِ™ُ الشُّحُّ وَالْإِي¥َانُ فِي قَلْبِ عَبْدٍ أَبَدًا

"Greed and faith are never combined in the heart of a servant."
(Sunan al-Nasā'i, Sahih)

Greed is the inventor of injustice. It makes man blind and foolish, and makes him an easy prey for evil.

O Allah, make us among the generous and guide us to spend in Your cause. Ameen.

As-slamu alaikum,
Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah said:
"This dunya (world) is like a shadow.
If you try to catch it, you will never be able to do so.
If you turn your back towards it, it has no choice but to follow you."
A main cause of our worries is being disappointed by people, events, and our own expectations.
But as long as you focus on the Hereafter, your worldly affairs will be sorted out In-shaa-Allah!
So focus on the Hereafter and remember the actions you take now determines what happens in the Hereafter.
O Allah, admit us into Jannah.
O Allah, admit us into Jannah.
O Allah, admit us into Jannah.

 Web Statistics

New Trend's web site.
Quite Impressive!

Our site received more than a million hits in the year 2020, in fact about a million and a half.
To be exact:
1,455, 211 hits.

This year might be better, inshaAllah:
In March 2021 we received 65,399 hits.

Thanks Br. Rich for maintaining this site almost for free.

The site also has three translations of the Qur'an with the Arabic text.
[ quran.htm ]
Alsio it has Sahih Bukhari.
[ bukhari.htm ]

Our links support some political prisoners as well as some news channels.
[ links.htm ]

The Boycott list is worth checking.
[ boycott.htm ]

Fiinally there is Ken Meyercord's
interview with Kaukab Siddique in which he challenged Dr. Siddique to answer the most outrageous attacks of western media on Islamic "extremism.".
[ pictures.htm ]

[This listing does not include Muslims reached through facebook and direct emailing.]

Political Prisoners :

Civil Discord Show


April 6.
Hamas is getting Ready.
Some Iranian help is getting through but mostly it is self-help.
Egypt is working with Israel.
[Courtesy Al-Monitor]

Rami Abu Zubaydah, a military expert who writes for Al Jazeera, told Al-Monitor, "Hamas is constantly working to obtain military and armament supplies, and is using every opportunity to ensure an ongoing flow of weapons to [Gaza] by sea and land. That is although it had begun in the past years to rely heavily on itself. The majority of its weapons, equipment and rockets are self-made weaponry, based on a deliberate strategy to build and develop its military strength, in light of the poor supply from abroad."

He noted, "Hamas continues to rely on Iran's capabilities and expertise, as the movement sends its experts and soldiers to receive training in Iran, although the Iranian smuggling operations are exposable and subject to Israeli attacks."

A report by Israel's Walla news site said March 20 that al-Qassam Brigades has turned from unorganized divisions and battalions to a quasi-regular army with a clear hierarchy. It also highlighted Iran's financial aid and operational military development, including the smuggling of massive weapons into Gaza, and Hamas' efforts to manufacture new weapons — be they drones or longer range missiles. That would make the next military confrontation in the air, at sea and on the ground different from the past ones and puzzling, the report added.

Youssef al-Sharqawi, a Palestinian military expert and military leader in the PLO, told Al-Monitor, "Iran's ongoing support for Hamas points at its interest in boosting military support for Gaza due to its proximity to Israel and ability to inflict harm [on Israel] in case the latter strikes Iran. Although the far distance separating Iran and Gaza prevents [the latter] from receiving the largest military supply, Israel and Egypt pursue any combat equipment entering Gaza by land and sea."

He added, "It is inaccurate to say that Hamas' continued access to Iranian military support would impact the ongoing Fatah-Hamas national dialogue. Fatah is going through an intrinsic crisis because it recognized Israel as legitimate in the 1993 Oslo Accord and no longer speaks of the armed resistance. Hence, a consensus between the two movements will only be achieved in case of a security coordination between Hamas and Israel. And that is far-fetched."

Hamas occasionally expresses gratitude for the military aid provided by Iran since such support has allowed the movement to survive the Israeli military operations in the past years. In parallel, Hamas built its own military capabilities and combat tools, without, however, allowing such a progress to affect the national dialogue with Fatah, which is less than happy about the Hamas-Iran relations.

Read more:


April 9
Reuters Report on Chinese Communist attacks on Uyghurs
Living Overseas.

Erkin Tursun, a former TV producer whom officials said is serving a 20-year sentence in Xinjiang, is seen speaking on a video shown at a news conference on Xinjiang-related issues, in Beijing, China April 9, 2021. Reuters TV/via REUTERS

"I will try my best to change myself and receive the leniency of the party and the government," says the man, Erkin Tursun, a former TV producer who, the officials said, is serving a 20-year sentence in Xinjiang on charges of "inciting ethnic hatred, ethnic discrimination and covering up crimes".

Tursun, almost unrecognisable from photos shared online before his 2018 arrest, is addressing his son, who now lives abroad and has publicly advocated against Tursun's detention, which he says is arbitrary.

It was one of over half a dozen such segments showing Uighurs, a mostly Muslim ethnic minority in the western region, pleading with relatives abroad to come home and stop speaking out against China and the ruling Communist Party.

Such press conferences have become a staple of Beijing's widening campaign to defend its Xinjiang policies amid mounting Western criticism, including U.S. sanctions and accusations of genocide, as Beijing prepares to host the 2022 Winter Olympics in February.

China for months has increasingly pushed back against global criticism of its Xinjiang policies, including with explicit attacks on women who have made claims of abuse.

Last month the United States, the European Union, Britain and Canada imposed sanctions on Chinese officials over human rights abuses in Xinjiang. China retaliated with its own sanctions.

Some big Western brands like H&M, facing boycotts in China over their previous statements on Xinjiang, are struggling to strike a balance between consumers in the world's second-largest economy and public opinion at home.

Beijing's propaganda campaign, which has included 11 media briefings in the capital since December, has repeatedly included efforts to discredit overseas Uighurs who speak to media.

China has also conducted overseas press events, including one this week in Canberra, released state media documentaries and a musical movie, invited diplomats from friendly countries including Iran, Malaysia and Russia to visit Xinjiang, and promoted sympathetic foreign YouTubers and news sites.

It has also targeted individual overseas think tank analysts, journalists and academics with sanctions, amplifying critical social media comments and aggressive state media coverage.

Officials in China's Foreign Ministry and the Xinjiang government say the efforts are necessary to counter "lies and slander" released by a network of "anti-China forces" abroad.


Uighurs living overseas have said videos of relatives, often produced by Chinese state media outlets, are staged.

"The piece is basically pushing a narrative that it is us Uighurs overseas who suddenly abandoned our families, which is laughable," said Australia-based Mamutjan Abdurehim on Twitter in March after a Chinese state broadcaster released footage of his family in Kashgar.

On Friday, Chinese officials shared clips of Mamutjan's daughter, sitting beside her grandparents.

"Daddy, when will you come back? We all miss you," she said.

United Nations experts and researchers estimate over a million people, mostly Uighurs, have been detained in a vast network of camps throughout Xinjiang since 2017. China initially denied the camps existed but has since said they are vocational centres and that all the people who had been there have "graduated".

During Friday's event, officials took aim at databases set up by overseas activists who have documented the names and details of people caught up in China's camp system.

The officials said they had confirmed the identities of 10,708 people listed in the overseas databases but said over 1,300 people on the list were "completely made up," while over 6,000 are living "normal lives."

The officials said 3,244 people listed on one database were serving judicial sentences inside Xinjiang "for crimes of endangering public security in Xinjiang, terrorism and other crimes."

They said 238 had died of illnesses and other causes.

Overseas rights groups and some relatives of people detained in Xinjiang say they have not been given details of their relatives' whereabouts or sentences. Xinjiang courts do not make public the vast majority of rulings or case details.

Reporting by Cate Cadell; Editing by Tony Munroe and William Mallard

Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.

2021-04-11 Sun 20:02:41 ct