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CHINA: CRACKDOWN ON INDEPENDENCE MOVEMENT:

}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 muslim province of Xinjiang. a)C4N: (RADO,GABY) DIRECT TV **** DIRECT TV = C4 HAS UK RIGHTS ONLY. TEL: 01865 437878. MIX/FX CF = B0260158 or B0271623 19.55.40 to 20.05.35 PAB = B0234180 b)C4...

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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, ...

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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