The Chinese foreign ministry said on Tuesday that the deadliest riots in Xinjiang region were caused by a large group of people motivated by the World Uighur Congress (WUC), which operates from Germany and the United States.

The government called on foreign governments on Tuesday to do nothing to support WUC leaders including Rebiya Kadeer who are described as a criminal instigating violence in Urumqi.

The WUC has issued a statement today asking world governments to protect Uighurs from brutal massacre at the hands of the Chinese armed forces and police as well as from Chinese civilians which meant the majority Han Chinese.

It also rejected China’s accusation that the peaceful protest was “masterminded by the World Uyghur Congress led by Rebiya Kadeer.”

The WUC said in the statement that Mrs. Rebiya Kadeer, the WUC and Uyghur democratic leader had no part in this protest.

It is a common practice of the Chinese government to accuse me for any unrest in East Turkestan and His Holiness the Dalai Lama for any unrest in Tibet, Kadeer said in the statement.

The authorities should also acknowledge that their failure to take any meaningful action to punish the Chinese mob for the brutal murder of Uighurs is the real cause of this protest, she said.

The businesswoman, a 62-year-old mother of 11 children, has been in exile in the United States since 2005, after years in jail, and accused of separatist activities.