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Assistant Secretary Sauerbrey Meets Uyghur Human Rights Activists

  • Thu, 12/07/2006 - 11:00



Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees and Migration Ellen  Sauerbrey met Uyghur human rights activists, Rebiya Kadeer, leader of  the Uyghur human rights movement, and Alim Seytoff, General Secretary  of the Uyghur American Association, in her office at the Department  of State.

Lawyers Demand Release of Chinese Muslims

  • Tue, 12/05/2006 - 11:00

Attorneys for a group of Chinese Muslims held for nearly five years in the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, filed suit yesterday, asking that the men be released immediately and alleging that they have been held as part of a political deal between the United States and China.

cbc Dispatches - Anthony Germain tour in East Turkistan

  • Tue, 12/05/2006 - 11:00

A journey to the far West of the far East -- to Xinjiang province home for the past 4,000 years to the Uyghurs of China.

UNHCR Reiterates Concerns Over Kazakhstan's Missing Chinese Uyghur

  • Sat, 12/02/2006 - 11:00

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) today reiterated concerns over an ethnic Uyghur asylum seeker from China who reportedly disappeared in Almaty in October.

People's Republic of China: AIDS activists at risk

  • Fri, 12/01/2006 - 11:00

On World AIDS Day today, Amnesty International is highlighting the plight of HIV/AIDS activists in China who continue to face serious obstacles in their work, including arbitrary detention, harassment and intimidation, and other human rights violations.

Straight-Talk Approach to China Easy, But Risky

  • Thu, 11/30/2006 - 11:00

Human rights groups support Harper's tough stance on China, but one expert worries the Chinese government will push back to save face
Falun Gong activists aren't alone in their support for the Canadian government's recent straight-talk on human rights with China, as several human rights groups have expressed their support.

R.Kadeer's Uyghur Human Rights Foundation Launches Website

  • Thu, 11/30/2006 - 11:00

The new website of the International Uyghur Human Rights and Democracy Foundation, IUHRDF, has been launched.  Founded by Rebiya Kadeer in 2005, the year of her release from Chinese prison, the organization is dedicated to promoting human rights and freedom for the Uyghur people.  The website will be a forum to share information about the activities of the organization and to highlight Ms. Kadeer’s work.

Uygur Muslims - Swamped by Han Influx

  • Wed, 11/29/2006 - 11:00

The evening light dances on the glazed pink tiles of the shapely buildings around the ancient Idkah mosque and in the enfolding dusk the site evokes tales from the 'One thousand and one nights'. But the illusion is fleeting -- none of the buildings in this spot, except for the revered mosque, is more than a few years old.

The World Uyghur Congress Successfully Concludes Its Second Assembly

  • Tue, 11/28/2006 - 11:00

The World Uyghur Congress has successfully held its Second Assembly from November 24 to 27 in Munich, Germany. Prominent Uyghur political leader and human rights activist Ms. Rebiya Kadeer was unanimously elected as the new President of World Uyghur Congress.

China jails Uighur activist's son

  • Mon, 11/27/2006 - 11:00

Alim AbdurehimThe son of a well-known campaigner for the rights of China's Uighur minority has been jailed for tax evasion in the country's north-west Xinjiang province.

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