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http://www.hrw.org/news/2014/03/27/merkel-should-speak-frankly-china-rights

Merkel Should Speak Frankly to China on Rights

  • Fri, 03/28/2014 - 19:34

Chancellor Angela Merkel is going to use the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to address the human rights situation in China in both private and public talks.

Children, part of a group of asylum seekers, sit in a truck as Thai Immigration officials escort them to a court in Songkhla province on March 15. Photo: Tuwaedaniya Meringing / AFP

Branded terrorists by China, 'Uighur' refugees face torture if returned, rights groups warn

  • Thu, 03/27/2014 - 19:14

Depending on who is speaking, about 300 refugees being detained in Thailand are either committed terrorists or terrified families.

SUSPECTED UIGHURS FROM CHINA’S TROUBLED FAR-WESTERN REGION OF XINJIANG REST INSIDE A TEMPORARY SHELTER AFTER THEY WERE DETAINED AT THE IMMIGRATION REGIONAL HEADQUARTERS NEAR THE THAILAND-MALAYSIA BORDER IN HAT YAI, SONGKLA. TWO POLICE RAIDS IN JANUARY FREED A TOTAL OF 636 PEOPLE.(PHOTO: REUTERS)

HRW says Uighurs detained, expelled

  • Thu, 03/27/2014 - 18:40

A group of 15 ethnic minority Uighurs fleeing China who were arrested in the Thai border province of Sa Kaeo on Sunday morning had been detained by authorities in Cambodia hours earlier, Human Rights Watch said yesterday.

Criminals Run Thailand's Trafficking Gangs, Says Campaigning Commander

  • Thu, 03/27/2014 - 18:35

Organised crime was a part of Thailand's human trafficking problem, Thailand's Immigration Division 6 Commander, Police Major General Thatchai Pitaneelaboot, said yesterday.

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China ramps up army of “opinion monitors”

  • Wed, 03/26/2014 - 19:16

Internet monitoring in China is an intensive process.

A knife attack by Uighurs at Kunming railway station left 29 people dead (picture: AFP Photo/Mark Ralston)

China takes the hardest of hard lines on minorities

  • Wed, 03/26/2014 - 19:13

Beijing's treatment of the Uighur minority is causing bloodshed

 Suspected Uighurs from China's troubled far-western region of Xinjiang, sit inside a temporary shelter after they were detained at the immigration regional headquarters near the Thailand-Malaysia border in Hat Yai, Songkla March 14, 2014.  Credit: Reuters/Athit Perawongmetha

Cops hunt Songkhla traffickers

  • Wed, 03/26/2014 - 19:10

Police have issued arrest warrants for two men who were allegedly involved in bringing 218 suspected Muslim Uighurs into Songkhla province.

A family member (C) of Uyghur painter Memetjan Abdullah leaves with relatives of Chinese passengers from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 after a meeting with the Malaysian ambassador at the Metro Park Lido Hotel in Beijing, March 12, 2014.

Family of Uyghur Artist on Ill-Fated Malaysian Plane Kept in the Dark?

  • Wed, 03/26/2014 - 19:00

A source claims the family is unable to follow briefings conducted in Mandarin.

Memetjan Abdullah's ainting "Outlook," part of the National Art Museum of China's collection.

Portrait of an artist: The Uyghur painter on Flight 370

  • Tue, 03/25/2014 - 00:00

In many ways -- more than just distance, at least -- it is a long way from the remote city of Kashgar in the restive northwest Chinese province of Xinjiang to Kuala Lumpur, the bustling, teeming capital of Malaysia.

 Some of the alleged 'terrorists' in southern Thailand this month Photo by phuketwan.com

Terrorists or Terrified: Unproven Claims About Mystery Families Alarm Rights Group

  • Mon, 03/24/2014 - 19:08

Claims that mysterious families of travellers who recently arrived in Thailand are ''terrorists'' were being challenged today by the New York-based NGO, Human Rights Watch.

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