Thursday, September 3, 2009

Syringe Attacks (Urumqi, China)

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5j794twyjYyjeOIdsKWwzCUhsgvUAD9AFTK6O0

The Associated Press
3 September 2009

Syringe attacks spark new protest in Chinese city

By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN (AP)

BEIJING — Hundreds of Chinese protested deteriorating public safety Thursday after a series of mysterious syringe attacks further unnerved residents in the western Chinese city of Urumqi where ethnic rioting in July killed nearly 200 people. [...]

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-09/03/content_11991116.htm

Xinhua [China]
3 September 2009

Tens of thousands of protesters demand security guarantees in Urumqi after hypodermic syringe attacks

URUMQI, Sept.3 (Xinhua) -- Crowds gathered at a number of sites in downtown Urumqi Thursday to protest against hypodermic syringe attacks in the capital city of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and demanded security guarantees from authorities. [...]

Police said that attacks with syringes against innocent people have been carried out in Urumqi since Aug. 17. The regional health department said 476 people have sought treatment for stabbing, of whom 89 were showing obvious signs of needle sites. At Sept. 2, there had been no deaths reported and no symptoms have been found of infectious disease viruses or toxic chemicals. [...]

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-09/04/content_11996180.htm

Xinhua [China]
4 September 2009

Urumqi protesters confront police over syringe attacks

URUMQI, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- Urumqi residents confronted armed police Friday during protests against further hypodermic needle attacks as uncertainty stalked the streets of the city. [...]

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5j794twyjYyjeOIdsKWwzCUhsgvUAD9AGM3LG0
Associated Press
5 September 2009
China blames Muslim separatists for needle attacks

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-09/05/content_12001771.htm
Xinhua [China]
5 September 2009
4 prosecuted for endangering public security in Urumqi syringe attacks

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-09/05/content_11998630.htm
Xinhua [China]
5 September 2009
Police chief stresses stability as situation in Urumqi comes under control

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-09/05/content_12001983.htm

Xinhua [China]
5 September 2009

Chinese medical experts examine Urumqi syringe attacks victims

URUMQI, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- Chinese military medical experts on Saturday said that it was too early to say victims in recent syringe attacks in Urumqi City had contracted diseases related to radioactive substance, anthrax and toxic chemical as rumors had it. [...]

http://www.reuters.com/article/americasCrisis/idUSPEK351541
Reuters
6 September 2009
China's Urumqi still edgy after officials sacked

http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSTRE5821PT20090907?pageNumber=2&virtualBrandChannel=0
Reuters
7 September 2009
China threatens punishment for rumors in Urumqi
By Royston Chan

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2009-09/09/content_8669084.htm

China Daily
9 September 2009

Syringe attacks persist in Urumqi

URUMQI: Police said they received 77 reports of syringe attacks between 5 pm Sunday and 5 pm Monday in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, despite authorities warning attackers they might face the death penalty. [...]

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2009-09/11/content_8678972.htm
China Daily
11 September 2009
Syringe suspects seized in Xinjiang
By Cui Jia and Cai Ke (China Daily)

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5j794twyjYyjeOIdsKWwzCUhsgvUAD9AL3BE80
The Associated Press
11 September 2009
New needle attacks reported in Chinese cities
By TINI TRAN (AP)

http://www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSSP440905
Reuters
11 September 2009
Needle attacks and rumours spread in China's Xinjiang
By Lucy Hornby

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-09/11/content_12036148.htm
Xinhua [China]
11 September 2009
Xinjiang hospital offers psychological counselling for needle attack victims

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article6830250.ece
The Times [London]
11 September 2009
Panic over syringe stabbings spreads to Beijing
Jane Macartney, China Correspondent

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-09/12/content_12040517.htm
Xinhua [China]
12 September 2009
Suspects sentenced over needle attacks in Urumqi

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-09/13/content_12046231.htm
Xinhua [China]
13 September 2009
Tests find no infections in Xinjiang needle attack victims

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-09/15/content_12057712.htm
Xinhua [China]

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-09/17/content_12070266.htm
Xinhua [China]
17 September 2009
Four sentenced over syringe attack in Urumqi