Top Chinese official from Muslim minority group under investigation

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Source: The Washington Post

September 21

 One of the most senior Uighur officials in the Chinese government is being investigated for corruption, the Communist Party’s anti-graft agency said Friday.

Nur Bekri, who was the head of the National Energy Administration, was being investigated for suspected “serious violations” of Communist Party disciplinary rules and laws, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection announced Friday.

The 57-year-old Bekri is a member of China’s ethnic Uighur minority, a mostly Muslim group concentrated in the country’s west. International human rights groups have been highly critical of China’s treatment of the group.

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