U.S.-Based Uyghur Lashes Out at Pressure To Spy for China

  • Thu, 01/05/2006 - 11:00

A U.S.-based member of the Muslim Uyghur ethnic group, which is deeply unhappy with Chinese rule in its territory, has hit out at Chinese officials who he says are holding his wife and children under house arrest to pressure him into spying for them.

Suicide underlines plight of Uyghur refugees

  • Fri, 12/30/2005 - 11:00

Burhan Zunun, a Uyghur from Ghulja in East Turkistan, died at mid-day on December 29 in hospital in Denmark, apparently as a result of injuries sustained during an attempted suicide in police detention on Christmas Day.

Oil boom changes Muslim region in China's wild West

  • Tue, 12/20/2005 - 11:00

The prop plane packed with businessmen swoops into this once-sleepy oasis town in far western China, flying low over the spectacular Tian Shan mountain range, now snowcapped.

One China, One Taiwan

  • Mon, 12/19/2005 - 11:00

During his recent trip to Japan, South Korea, China, and Mongolia, President Bush extolled the region's wave of democratization as "one of the greatest stories in human history" and lamented the holdouts who are "out of step with their neighbors and isolated from the world."

China blasts U.S. for letting Muslim speak

  • Thu, 12/15/2005 - 11:00

China has called on the United States not to provide a platform for separatists, after a Chinese Muslim leader reported abuses at a Congressional hearing.

Detainee Cleared for Release Is in Limbo at Guantanamo

  • Thu, 12/15/2005 - 11:00

When U.S. forces freed Saddiq Ahmad Turkistani from a Taliban prison in Kandahar, Afghanistan, in late 2001, the detainee met with reporters at a news conference and told U.S. officials that he had been wrongly imprisoned for allegedly plotting to kill Osama bin Laden.

Judge nears decision on fate of 15 Guantanamo detainees (Uyghurs)

  • Tue, 12/13/2005 - 11:00

Judge nears decision on fate of 15 Guantanamo detainees
Military tribunal ordered release of Chinese Muslims

Court May Hear Chinese (Uyghur) Detainees

  • Tue, 12/13/2005 - 11:00

A federal judge in Washington said yesterday that he will consider allowing two detainees in the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to appear before him in court to challenge their confinement, telling lawyers that the ethnic Uighurs who have been cleared for release have been held too long.

Han to mouth

  • Sun, 12/11/2005 - 11:00

With no fewer than 47 ethnic groups thronging the local markets, it's not surprising that China's vast Xinjiang province is the place for rare and unusual delicacies - and the best naan in the world. Fuchsia Dunlop reports

World Human Rights Day Remember Abduhelil Zunun

  • Fri, 12/09/2005 - 11:00

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) takes the opportunity of World Human Rights Day on December 10 to remind the world of the case of Abduhelil Zunun, a Uyghur sentenced to 20 years in prison in November 2001 for translating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) into the Uyghur language.