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Police have evidence of World Uyghur Congress masterminding Xinjiang riot

2009-07-06 16:17:58 GMT2009-07-07 00:17:58 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

URUMQI, July 6 (Xinhua) -- Police in northwest China's Xinjiang region said Monday they have evidence that the separatist World Uyghur Congress led by Rebiya Kadeer masterminded the Sunday riot that left 140 people dead.

A spokesperson of the Xinjiang regional department of public security said some people used "a number of telephones outside the country" to direct mobs in Xinjiang to stage the violence. Police have obtained recordings of calls between overseas Eastern Turkestan groups and their accomplices in the country.

In the recorded calls, Rebiya Kadeer said, "Something will happen in Urumqi." She also called her younger brother in Urumqi, saying, "We know a lot of things have happened," referring to the June 26 brawl involving workers from Xinjiang in a toy factory in Guangdong Province.

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