June 2010

China Moves Uyghur Christian Prisoner, Allows Family Visit

  • Wed, 06/23/2010 - 12:00

Authorities in Xinjiang Province recently moved Uyghur Christian Alimjan Yimit from a prison in Kashgar to a prison in the provincial capital Urumqi and allowed the first visit from family members since his arrest in January 2008, sources told Compass.

Post July 2009, asylum for Uighurs is a tricky business

  • Wed, 06/23/2010 - 12:00

The rippling consequences of last July's unrest in Xinjiang continues. Along with rampant arrests, and quite a few executions of those held responsible, it's an understatement to say that this year was hard on Xinjiang. Exasperated by last summer's syringe attacks, the crackdown on Uighurs "terrorists" goes on.

China seeks to attend OIC meetings

  • Wed, 06/23/2010 - 12:00

Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, meets with journalists in Beijing, Tuesday.

The Chinese government's human rights violations against Uyghur people substantially discussed during the 14th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva

  • Tue, 06/22/2010 - 12:00

The World Uyghur Congress, the International Uyghur Human Rights and Democracy Foundation and the Uyghur American Association convey their deepest gratitude to the country and intergovernmental delegations, the United Nations mandate holders/Special Procedures, and the non-governmental organizations in consultative status to the UN that raised and discussed the Uyghurs’ plight at the HRC session.

China says has broken up terrorist group

  • Tue, 06/22/2010 - 12:00

Chinese security forces have broken up a terrorist group and will give details later this week, the Ministry of Public Security said on Tuesday.

China blames media for OIC chief's Xinjiang remarks

  • Tue, 06/22/2010 - 12:00

OIC chief Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu's remarks asking China to address "other concerns" of the restive Xinjiang's Uyghur Muslim population, along with economic growth, drew a sharp reaction from the government which accused the media of distorting his remarks.

'Mental Torture' Alleged

  • Mon, 06/21/2010 - 12:00

China's prison system commonly subjects detainees to mental torment rather than physical abuse, according to a United Nations special rapporteur, although reforms are under way.

As China Aids Labor, Unrest Is Still Rising

  • Mon, 06/21/2010 - 12:00

On a hot morning in late May, while some 2,000 workers at a Honda parts factory were striking in China's south, 100 irate employees at a hotel in the heart of the capital staged their own protest.

China Faces Growing Labor Unrest Amid Wave of Strikes

  • Mon, 06/21/2010 - 12:00

It is the epitome of all ironies. A supposedly workers Marxist/Communist political entity, the People's Republic of China, is in reality capitalism's ultimate creation: an authoritarian workshop for multinational corporations that keeps wages at the lowest possible levels, while making strikes and plant shutdowns by workers strictly illegal.

Chinese Order Stops Printing of Memoirs by Ex-Premier

  • Mon, 06/21/2010 - 12:00

A Hong Kong publisher said Sunday that he was forced to halt the publication of memoirs ostensibly written by Li Peng, the former Chinese prime minister who was instrumental in bringing a violent end to student-led protests in Tiananmen Square 21 years ago.

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