China’s Urumqi bans Islamic veil, sparking rights concerns

December 12, 2014 3:37 PM

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China’s Urumqi bans Islamic veil, sparking rights concerns

(Ethnic Uighurs and Han Chinese Muslims pray together during Friday prayers at Yang Hang mosque in the city of Urumqi in China’s Xinjiang Autonomous Region July 17, 2009. SREUTERS/David Gray)

The capital of China’s far western Xinjiang has banned the wearing of Islamic veils in public, the regional government said on Thursday, in a move experts worry could spark more unrest in the troubled region.

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