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.

China boom 'threatens minorities'

  • Thu, 04/26/2007 - 12:00

Some of China's biggest minority groups are failing to benefit from China's rapid economic development, a new report has found.

China again tells Canada not to meddle in Celil case

  • Thu, 04/26/2007 - 12:00

Canada has no right to interfere in the case of a Canadian Muslim activist sentenced this month to life in prison in China for alleged terror links, the Foreign Ministry said Thursday.

Leading Uighur Activist Imprisoned in China for Sedition

  • Wed, 04/25/2007 - 12:00

ARTICLE 19 strongly protests the conviction yesterday of Uighur activist Ablikim Abdiriyim, allegedly for separatist acts resulting from his peaceful exercise of the right to freedom of expression through the Internet. Abdiriyim was sentenced to nine years imprisonment and three years deprivation of political rights on the basis that he was “instigating and engaging in secessionist activities , turning the public against the Chinese government and distorting China’s human rights and ethnic policies.

Canada angry at Uighur sentence

  • Tue, 04/24/2007 - 12:00

Canada has condemned the authorities in China for sentencing a Canadian Uighur rights activist to life imprisonment.

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''.