Uyghur Related

All eyes on Nobel Peace Prize possibles

  • Thu, 10/12/2006 - 12:00

The annual Nobel Peace Prize guessing-game has been gathering pace, ahead of an announcement on Friday by the secretive Norwegian committee.

China: Uyghur Activist In Nobel Spotlight

  • Thu, 10/12/2006 - 12:00

Uyghur activist Rebiya Kadeer is regarded among the favorites for the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, which will be announced by the Norwegian Nobel Committee in Oslo on October 13.

The Long Arm of China's Secret Police Reaches Into the U.S.

  • Wed, 10/11/2006 - 12:00

The white van gunned into a busy Fairfax County, Va., intersection last January, turned right and sped at the line of cars across the yellow line, seeming to aim at the Hyundai Elantra waiting for the light to change.

Editorial: Defending a dissident's right to speak out

  • Wed, 10/11/2006 - 12:00

Right here in Northern Virginia, foreign agents seek to intimidate a Chinese dissident nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. But 58-year-old Rebiya Kadeer, a former national parliament member and one of China’s most prominent human rights advocates, refuses to back down.

China's Iron Grip - Beijing Harasses Dissidents -- Even in America

  • Mon, 10/09/2006 - 12:00

It's no secret that China in recent years has stepped up its repression of political, religious and journalistic freedoms, to only the mousiest of objections from the outside world.

Chinese government uses terrorism charge to eliminate Uighur people

  • Mon, 10/09/2006 - 12:00

Thus claims Rebiya Kadeer, Nobel Peace Prize candidate for her defence of Uighur rights and of women’s rights in China. She described the accusations of terrorism levelled by Beijing as unfounded and said she hoped for more international attention for her people’s plight.

China bars tourists from shrinking glaciers

  • Sun, 10/08/2006 - 12:00

CHINA has closed melting glaciers in its northwestern Xinjiang region to tourists who littered, polluted and even drove across the ice that provides water to millions, the official Xinhua agency said today.

Nobel Highlights Uighur Muslim Plight

  • Sun, 10/08/2006 - 12:00

Nomination for the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize is a recognition of the plight of the Uighur Muslim minority in China, said the exiled leader of the Uighur Muslim minority.

Freedom eludes exiled Chinese Uighur Muslim leader

  • Sun, 10/08/2006 - 12:00

Twenty months after stepping out of prison, freedom remains elusive for Rebiya Kadeer, the exiled leader of China's Uighur Muslim minority and a top Asian nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Media outlet could join Nobel peace laureates

  • Fri, 10/06/2006 - 12:00

Forget the Pulitzer prize. Drop the Royal Television Society awards. Journalists could be in line for the ultimate international accolade: the Nobel peace prize. But not, it seems, if they work for the BBC.