January 2010

Guantanamo Uighurs start new life in Palau

  • Fri, 01/15/2010 - 11:00

At 0300 on 1 November 2009, the roar of a C17 US military transport plane shattered the silence at an airport in Palau, its landing lights off, invisible against the night sky.

Harsh sentences for riot crimes will lessen terror threat in China's far west, official says

  • Fri, 01/15/2010 - 11:00

Handing down harsh sentences for suspects in last year's ethnic riots in China's far west will help root out terrorism, extremism and separatism in the predominantly Muslim region, a local court official said Thursday.

Clifford Coonan: It's amazing to see how access can be limited

  • Fri, 01/15/2010 - 11:00

The highly public way in which Google threatened to quit China over the constant intervention of the net nannies who run the Great Firewall of China has been welcomed by China's webizens, but it has also highlighted just how difficult it can be to use the internet in China.

China appoints former soldier as new governor in restive Tibet

  • Fri, 01/15/2010 - 11:00

China has appointed a former soldier as the new governor of restive Tibet, reasserting hardline policies toward the Himalayan region which two years ago witnessed the largest uprising against Chinese rule in decades.

Increased security budget fails to address root causes of instability in East Turkestan

  • Thu, 01/14/2010 - 11:00

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) fears that the near doubling of the security budget for East Turkestan, announced on January 13 in Chinese state media, will broaden the scope of the ongoing official repression of Uyghurs and exacerbate ethnic tensions in the region.

2009 - The Uyghur Human Rights Year in Review

  • Thu, 01/14/2010 - 11:00

2009 will be remembered as a watershed year for the Uyghur people of East Turkestan. The event that defined not only the year, but also the foreseeable future for millions of Uyghurs was the serious unrest in the regional capital of Urumchi.

Increased security budget fails to address root causes of instability in East Turkestan

  • Thu, 01/14/2010 - 11:00

The Uyghur American Association (UAA) fears that the near doubling of the security budget for East Turkestan, announced on July 13 in Chinese state media, will broaden the scope of the ongoing official repression of Uyghurs and exacerbate ethnic tensions in the region.

Bern to consult Jura before Uighur decision

  • Thu, 01/14/2010 - 11:00

The Swiss government says it won’t make a final decision on whether to take in two Uighur brothers who’ve been held at Guantanamo Bay until it’s heard from the canton of Jura, where the two men would ultimately be heading.

Ignoring Christian Oppression in China

  • Thu, 01/14/2010 - 11:00

Just like President Obama’s first state visit to the People’s Republic of China, the mid-November 2009 visit of a delegation of international church leaders to the state-approved church in China began in Shanghai and ended in Beijing.

Big Brother's snit

  • Thu, 01/14/2010 - 11:00

As the impact of Google's decision to remove China's tether sinks in, Beijing responds in Orwellian style – limiting mention of dispute, leaving netizens lamenting web's future

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