The Price of Speaking Out

  • Mon, 06/26/2006 - 12:00

It was the most agonizing moment in my life: worse even than being jailed for six years in China on trumped up charges. Earlier this month, I listened helplessly, as my daughter screamed down a cell phone from the side of a road in northwestern China that one of my sons was being beaten half to death by thugs in uniform.

Kyrgyz Supreme Court Upholds Death Sentence

  • Sun, 06/25/2006 - 12:00

23 June, 2006 -- A lawyer in Kyrgyzstan says the country's Supreme Court has upheld a death-sentence verdict given her Uzbek client over the killing of an Uyghur business leader in 2001.

U.S. sends 14 detainees home

  • Sun, 06/25/2006 - 12:00

All were Saudis, one was no longer considered an 'enemy combatant'


Week in Review - Uighur refugees

  • Sun, 06/25/2006 - 12:00

   Two decades after the death of the repressive Enver Hoxha, Albania is making steady progress toward a more open and democratic society. But as freelance correspondent Bruce Konviser discovered on a recent visit to Tirana, it is not there yet.

VOA has interviewed Alim Seytoff, general secretary of UAA

  • Fri, 06/23/2006 - 12:00

Voice of America Satellite Television (VOA/STV) has interviewed Alim Seytoff, general secretary of the Uyghur American Association (UAA), on Tuesday on a range of topics including the recent arrest of Ms. Rebiya Kadeer's children.

Exiled Uyghur Dissident Says Family Detained in Retaliation

  • Fri, 06/23/2006 - 12:00

U.S.-based Uyghur activist Rebiya Kadeer has said the arrest of her three adult sons by authorities in China amounts to retaliation by officials angered by her criticism of Chinese rule in the region.

Exile Asks U.N. To Probe China Rights Abuses

  • Thu, 06/22/2006 - 12:00

The new U.N. Human Rights Council should probe the record of one of its members, China, which continues to lock up and harass dissidents and minorities, an exiled Uighur activist said on Thursday.

China, Afghan ink landmark agreement to cement bilateral ties

  • Tue, 06/20/2006 - 12:00

China and Afghanistan have signed a landmark treaty to boost cooperation on security matters, including anti-terrorism.

No Word For Wife On Jailed Uyghur Writer's Fate

  • Tue, 06/20/2006 - 12:00

The wife of a minority Muslim Uyghur writer, jailed by a Chinese court in 1999 for "stealing state secrets," says authorities have never officially told her of her husband's fate or whereabouts in more than seven years.

The Uighurs' Ordeal...

  • Fri, 06/16/2006 - 12:00

The US military prison camp at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba still dominates world agenda.