China's development strategy fails to benefit critical ethnic minorities and masks repression

  • Mon, 04/23/2007 - 12:00

China's massive economic development strategy, touted to benefit rural ethnic groups in its western regions, in practice excludes, marginalizes, and masks the increased repression of ethnic minority groups such as Mongols, Tibetans, and Uyghurs, according to a new report by Minority Rights Group International (MRG) and Human Rights in China (HRIC).

China: Canadian Uighur sentenced to life in prison

  • Mon, 04/23/2007 - 12:00

Husein Dzhelil, a Canadian citizen, was sentenced today to life imprisonment by the Urumqi Intermediate People's Court for "plotting to split the country" and to 10 years in prison for joining a terrorist organization.

Canadian activist given life sentence in China

  • Thu, 04/19/2007 - 12:00

A Canadian human rights campaigner jailed in China after allegations that he was linked to terrorism was sentenced to life in prison Thursday, the official Xinhua press agency said, in a ruling that could ratchet up political tensions between the countries.

Further Action Needed for Rebiya Kadeer's Family at Risk of Ill-Treatment and Unfair Trial in China

  • Thu, 04/19/2007 - 12:00

Ablikim Abdiriyim, third son of Uighur activist Rebiya  Kadeer, was sentenced on 17 April to nine years'  imprisonment on charges of ''instigation and engaging in  secessionist activities''.

HRIC Statement: HRIC Condemns Rights Violations and Harsh Sentence in Ablikim Abdureyim's Case

  • Thu, 04/19/2007 - 12:00

Human Rights in China (HRIC) condemns the harsh sentencing of Ablikim Abdureyim, the son of prominent Uyghur human rights defender Rebiya Kadeer.

Secret Trial - Nine Years Imprisonment: Son of Prominent Uyghur Human Rights Activist Ms. Rebiya Kadeer Sentenced

  • Wed, 04/18/2007 - 12:00

On 17 April 2007 Ablikim Abdureyim, son of prominent Uyghur Human Rights activist and twice Nobel Prize nominee Ms. Rebiya Kadeer, was sentenced to nine years imprisonment for “instigating and engaging in secessionist activities by the People’s Court of Urumchi in north-west China.

China Sentences Activist's Son

  • Tue, 04/17/2007 - 12:00

The son of a prominent U.S.-based Chinese Muslim activist was sentenced Tuesday to nine years in prison on subversion charges, a state news agency said. Ablikim Abdureyim was sentenced in Urumqi, capital of the Muslim Xinjiang region in China's far west, the Xinhua News Agency reported. The government says it is fighting an Islamic separatist movement in the region.


  • Wed, 04/11/2007 - 12:00

The death, destruction and human misery in Sudan's western region of Darfur may now be worse than at any time since the conflict started four years ago - if that's possible.  As the world struggles to end the bloodshed in Darfur, one of the biggest stumbling blocks is China's support of Sudanese President Omar al Bashir's Islamist government.

Uyghur 'Skywalker' Plans Two-Mile Sea Crossing

  • Fri, 04/06/2007 - 12:00

A Uyghur acrobat who has already crossed one of China's rugged Yangtze river gorges by tightrope has now set his sights set on a stretch of water between the toe of Italy's boot and the island of Sicily.

Chinese Embassy Tried to Silence TV Network in Canada, Leaked Document Shows

  • Wed, 04/04/2007 - 12:00

The Chinese embassy in Ottawa campaigned aggressively to keep a television network that is critical of the Chinese regime off Canadian airwaves, a document obtained by The Epoch Times shows.