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Providing Uyghur Leaders with the Means to Protect & Promote their Human Rights

  • Fri, 05/04/2007 - 12:00

Institutional reform is often central to plans to ensure the international community does more to protect and promote human rights across the world. True engagement with those in most need of international assistance requires however also attention to the obstacles that prevent grass-roots activists from accessing these institutions - obstacles as basic as a lack of information about these international bodies and the complex means in which they work and interact.

Huseyin Celil's Case: Canadians Want Assertive Condemnation of China

  • Thu, 05/03/2007 - 12:00

Many adults in Canada believe their federal administration should do more to assist Huseyin Celil, according to a poll by Angus Reid Strategies. 46 per cent of respondents think the Canadian government should protest Celil’s sentence in China through regular diplomatic channels, and 27 per cent want Ottawa to publicly condemn China’s actions, even if it risks possible

Identifying Chinese Agents

  • Thu, 05/03/2007 - 12:00

German intelligence agencies seized the occasion of the second World Uighur Congress (WUC) in Munich in late November to identify Guoanbu agents.

Canada 'harping on human rights'

  • Wed, 05/02/2007 - 12:00

 In a new sign of tense relations, China has accused the Canadian government of "harping on human rights" and "aggressively lobbying" for the release of an alleged terrorist.

Canadian minister banned from meeting jailed Canadian

  • Wed, 05/02/2007 - 12:00

Sino-Canadian relations go sour over treatment of a Uighur-Canadian jailed for life and intellectual property laws. China wants to focus on trade, but Canada insists on protecting rights and complains about Chinese spying on its territory.

The Future of Political, Economic and Security Relations with China

  • Wed, 05/02/2007 - 12:00

John D. Negroponte, Deputy Secretary of State; Testimony Before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs; Washington, DC

Canadian FM demands access to citizen jailed in China

  • Mon, 04/30/2007 - 12:00

Canada's Foreign Minister Peter MacKay demanded consular access to a jailed Canadian citizen in China on Monday during a meeting with his newly appointed counterpart Yang Jiechi.

82 Inmates Cleared but Still Held at Guantanamo

  • Mon, 04/30/2007 - 12:00

More than a fifth of the approximately 385 prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been cleared for release but may have to wait months or years for their freedom because U.S. officials are finding it increasingly difficult to line up places to send them, according to Bush administration officials and defense lawyers.

International Olympic Committee sidesteps human rights issues in China

  • Fri, 04/27/2007 - 12:00

The IOC will not pressure China on human rights or other political issues ahead of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. "We are not in a position that we can give instructions to governments as to how they ought to behave," Hein Verbruggen, chief of the IOC's coordination commission for the Beijing Games, said Wednesday.

Inherited Persecution - China imprisons the son of a human rights activist

  • Thu, 04/26/2007 - 12:00

Last week China sentenced Ablikim Abdureyim to nine years in prison. His crime? Having a human rights activist for a mother. His mother, Rebiya Kadeer, a Nobel Peace Prize nominee, had been warned. When she was released from her imprisonment in 2005 to the United States, she was told to keep quiet about China's treatment of Uighurs, a Turkic-language Muslim minority.

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