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}T28109716 CHINA: CRACKDOWN ON INDEPENDENCE MOVEMENT: C4N has obtained

28.10.97 exclusive evidence of what Beijing itself calls a 'pitiless

TX crackdown' on a nascent independence movement in the mainly

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a)C4N: (Rado,Gaby)
DIRECT TV - C4 has UK rights only.
CHINA: Eastern Turkestan: Xinjiang:
Two camels standing grazing

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a)C4N: (Rado,Gaby)
DIRECT TV - C4 has UK rights only.
CHINA: Eastern Turkestan: Xinjiang:
Two camels standing grazing

TRACK FORWARDS past tents

People to & fro in market

LA MS Mosque

MS Young woman sitting with child on her lap

Rider on horseback along
(shots = 29 secs)

TLS Police standing by minibus outside building

LMS Soldier on duty in traffic

Group of men talking soldier

Man in silhouette intvwd (subtitles)
- 'The situation is more and more heavy. In Kashgar itself
many young men and women have been imprisoned. Never mind
about free speech, four people can't even gather together ...
they're just too afraid.'

Man in silhouette intvwd (subtitles)
- 'We believe in liberating our country. As we are Muslims,
we strive to do this in a Muslim way.'

SECRET FILMING
Demonstration along shouting (15 secs)
ENDS

LOGO ON SCREEN
Group of soldiers jogging along

Soldiers into trucks

Row of soldiers standing with guns cocked

Dead bodies lying on road

TGV Soldiers & demonstrators standing facing each other
END OF LOGO

Lorry towards (with snow covered mountains in b/g)

Range of hillls
(hills = 10 secs)

Various shots of oil refinery

Seyit Taranci (Eastern Turkestan National Center) intvwd
- 'The Chinese government is taking 95-96% of the natural
resources of Eastern Turkestan without any recompense.'

Train towards as pulls into station

People towards & down steps as carrying bags

People getting off of train

Family walking across square as carrying bags

Group of people sitting on belongings in square
(Station shots = 21 secs)

LA LMS Mosque

LA LMS People in mosque

TGV City

Shoe-shine man polishing shoes on street

Old man watching

Man in silhouette intvwd (subtitles)
- 'In my country, the students graduate from university and
it's difficult for them to find a job. Compared with that,
Chinese who've merely graduated from the technical schools
can straightaway get a job in the regional government
offices.'

Workers towards as leaving factory buildings (24 secs)

Man on pony directing sheep along (12 secs)

Man intvwd (in silhouette) subtitles
'For the last four years people have been forced to grow
cotton & wheat. If from 5 'mu' of land you can't produce one
tonne of wheat, the order comes from above, and that person's
sheep, cows, carpets or any other valuables will be grabbed
by armed police in order to make up the quota. Many people
are starving.'

Range of hills PAN (11 secs)

GRAPHIC Map

Range of hills as various stills of people born with physical
defects shown over the top

Man intvwd (in silhouette) subtitles
'In my motherland, especially in the south, some new-born
babies are born with a very big head and a thin neck or one
hand bigger than the other. From my own experience, my
sister's baby was still-born. Its forehead was enlarged, it
had a huge nose. The eye sockets were set deep back.'

SECRET FILMING / DATE & TIME ON SCREEN
Demo as demonstrators pick up rocks & sticks & start throwing
them

Demonstrators banging at door of building
ENDS

FADE OUT TO

Letter

FADE OUT TO

Mosque

Religious school building TILT DOWN

Sign on building 'The Islamic Religion School of Kashgar'

Man intvwd (in silhouette) subtitles
'In my country, the young people who are educated and
understand religion have been put in prison by the
government. Out of any 100 who have studied, 95 of them have
been arrested.'

LOGO ON SCREEN
Soldiers directing & pushing prisoners along FREEZE FRAME

STILLS Frostbite injuries to those tortured with cold water
ENDS

SECRET FILMING
Soliders holding prisoners during trial (in stadium)

Officer reading out charges SOT

Various shots of prisoners being held by two soldiers each

TRACK along row of prisoners being held by soldiers
ENDS

Exiled muslim intvwd (subtitles)
- 'They all had their heads bowed and were tied up in the
truck. People told me these nine were already half dead
because they had been beaten up in prison and suffered a
lot.'

SECRET FILMING
Soldiers standing behind kneeling blindfolded prisoners with
guns pointed at their heads

BLANK SCREEN

Soldiers standing behind row of dead prisoenrs
END OF SECRET FILMING

TGV Traffic to & fro on street

SECRET FILING / LOGO ON SCREEN
Various shots of rioting

Rioters standing in tear gas

Riot police standing watching
ENDS

Seyit Taranci (Eastern Turkestan National Center) intvwd
(subtitles)
- 'We don't have any problems with the Chinese people. Today
if my people are hungry, if they can't go to school, if after
one week's imprisonment they come out crazy, this is the
responsibility of the Chinese government.'

???:
Man playing mandolin

Two women walking down street

Market

Women sitting around

Men sitting on horse & cart
(Market scenes = 23 secs)

Night: Soldiers on truck

TX 28.10.97/C4N

b)C4N: (Snow,Jon)
LIVE
USA: Washington DC:
Mike Jendrzejczyk (Human Rights Watch) intvwd
- have recently published report on human rights abuses in
China that concentrate on religious & ethnic minorities
- administration has failed to get leading dissidents
released

Republican Congressman Don Manzullo (International Relations
Committee) intvwd
- thinks we should continue to engage with China but should
also pursue recommendations as laid out in the Human Rights
report
- can put pressure on Chinese trade delegations to improve
human rights
- the more two countries engage, the more transparent the
relationship becomes & the better for human rights

TX 28.10.97/C4N

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