Canadian citizen facing execution in China

  • Wed, 06/28/2006 - 12:00

A Canadian citizen faces execution after being extradited from Uzbekistan to China.

EDITORIAL: Uighur terrorism in Pakistan

  • Wed, 06/28/2006 - 12:00

The Chinese embassy in Islamabad has reportedly complained that members of the Eastern Turkistan Islamic Movement (ETIM) are planning to kidnap senior Chinese diplomats and consular officers in the country.

Imam now in China's hands

  • Tue, 06/27/2006 - 12:00

A Burlington man, who faces a death sentence in China for his human rights work, now finds himself back in that country after being extradicted from Uzbekistan.

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.