August 2011

Malaysia/China: Prevent Forced Return of Uighurs

  • Tue, 08/23/2011 - 12:00

The Malaysian government should immediately ensure that five Chinese citizens of Uighur ethnicity among at least 16 arrested in raids on August 6, 2011, are not forcibly returned to China, Human Rights Watch said today. The Chinese government should account for the whereabouts of at least 11 who already have been removed from Malaysia, Human Rights Watch said.

China, Libya's fair-weather friend

  • Tue, 08/23/2011 - 12:00

When the going gets rough, China gets going. After six months of attempted neutrality between Moammar Gadhafi loyalists and rebel forces, Beijing now appears to have chosen sides. This, as the end-game seemingly nears for Libya’s leader of 42 years, whose hold on power wanes by the day.

Why China may regret its support for Gadhafi

  • Tue, 08/23/2011 - 12:00

As the civil war in Libya accelerates to a seemingly inevitable end, Chinese officials may well be worrying they have placed their bets with the wrong side.

Malaysia condemned for deporting Uighurs to China

  • Tue, 08/23/2011 - 12:00

A human rights group criticised Malaysia on Tuesday for sending a group of ethnic Uighurs back to China and urged an end to such deportations over fears of mistreatment and even torture.

5 Uighur Chinese held in Malaysia risk deportation

  • Tue, 08/23/2011 - 12:00

The U.N. refugee agency sought access to five ethnic Uighur Chinese arrested in Malaysia amid criticism by rights activists Tuesday over the country's deportation of 11 others to China.

Rights group urges Malaysia to prevent forced return of Uighurs

  • Tue, 08/23/2011 - 12:00

Malaysia should immediately ensure that five Chinese citizens of Uighur ethnicity among at least 16 arrested in raids earlier this month are not forcibly returned to China, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday.

Rights Groups Denounce Malaysia for Deporting 11 Chinese Uighurs

  • Tue, 08/23/2011 - 12:00

Leading human rights groups are denouncing Malaysia's decision to hand over a group of ethnic Uighurs to China rather than permitting them to appeal for asylum to a U.N. agency.

China blacklists US scholars over their book on Xinjiang

  • Tue, 08/23/2011 - 12:00

China’s much exhorted call on the West to come and see the real China before you say or write about it does not apply to a group of 13 US scholars because Beijing has blacklisted them for having written on the Xinjiang issue, seven years ago, without submitting to its censorship, according to a washingtonpost.com report Aug 21.

China's summer of discontent

  • Mon, 08/22/2011 - 12:00

The temperature isn’t the only thing that has been rising in China this summer – public outrage is also apparently boiling in the sweltering Middle Kingdom.

Uighur deportation casts doubt on Malaysian deal

  • Mon, 08/22/2011 - 12:00

Amnesty International Australia says it has grave concerns that Malaysia has deported a group of refugees registered with the United Nations in Kuala Lumpur.

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