August 2005

Chinese Police Form Special Unit for Exile Uyghur Dissident's Family

  • Tue, 08/30/2005 - 12:00

Police in Urumqi, capital of China's Muslim-majority Uyghur region, have formed a special unit to deal with the relatives and business interests of exiled Uyghur dissident Rebiya Kadeer, according to one of Kadeer's sons and a local police officer.

Human rights concerns cloud Chinese leader's US visit

  • Sun, 08/28/2005 - 12:00

Chinese President Hu Jintao will be bombarded by charges and protests over alleged human rights abuses when he makes his first US visit since taking over the helm two years ago, rights groups said.

Former American businessman lobbies for China's political prisoners

  • Sun, 08/28/2005 - 12:00

If China frees any political prisoners before its president's first official visit to the United States next week, chances are John Kamm will have played a role in this goodwill gesture.

Dissident rejects terror plot claims

  • Sun, 08/28/2005 - 12:00

A PROMINENT Muslim Uighur dissident has dismissed China's claim that she was plotting with "terrorist groups" to disrupt the anniversary of Beijing's takeover of the Xinjiang region.

Former Military Officer Reveals Situation in Xinjiang

  • Sat, 08/27/2005 - 12:00

Executive member of the Chinese National Liberation Union and former military officer Li Qike describes the history of the Xinjiang corps and explains some of the reasons behind the unit's discontentment.

China May be Preparing Another Crackdown on Ethnic Muslims in Xinjiang

  • Sat, 08/27/2005 - 12:00

Exile groups and human rights advocates say China may be preparing to crack down on ethnic Muslim Uighurs in the region of Xinjiang. Communist officials have repeated their warnings against what they say are terrorist groups operating in Xinjiang.

Uighur detainees moved but not freed

  • Sat, 08/27/2005 - 12:00

Officials at the United States detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have moved five ethnic Uighurs into a less restrictive area of the prison while Washington tries to find a way to free the Chinese separatists in a third country.

UN rights chief to visit China

  • Sat, 08/27/2005 - 12:00

The U.N.'s top human rights official on Monday starts her first trip to China, a country widely criticised for keeping a tight grip on the media, and for using harsh methods to control Tibet and its restive western region of Xinjiang.