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.

China builds pipeline through restive Uighurstan

  • Thu, 12/08/2005 - 11:00

The current (Dec. 1) issue of The Economist includes a profile of "China's far west"—a region variously known as Xinjiang (to the Chinese), or East Turkestan or Uighurstan to its indigenous inhabitants, the Turkic and Muslim Uighurs.

Twin sword hangs over HIV-infected

  • Mon, 12/05/2005 - 11:00

GULI, a young woman in Yining, on China's far western border with Central Asia, is part of an HIV/AIDS problem that is intensely embarrassing for China.

China needs major reform to curb torture: UN

  • Fri, 12/02/2005 - 11:00

The use of torture is widespread in China and the country needs major structural reform to its legal system for the situation to improve, a top U.N. envoy said on Friday.

Special apporteur on torture highlights challenges at end of visit to china

  • Fri, 12/02/2005 - 11:00

The Special Rapporteur of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment concluded a two-week visit to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) today.