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China court sentences 12 to death for Xinjiang attacks

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 20:00

A court in the unruly far western Chinese region of Xinjiang sentenced 12 people to death and handed out dozens of other heavy sentences on Monday for attacks in July in which almost 100 people died.

China sentences 12 to death for south Xinjiang attacks

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 19:57
China has stepped up security in Xinjiang following a string of public attacks

A court in China's restive Xinjiang region has sentenced 12 people to death for attacks that left nearly 100 people dead in July.

Widows Claim Police Turned their Guns on Uyghur Officials in Xinjiang Riots

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 20:34

The widows of two ethnic minority Uyghur officials killed during a riot in northwestern China’s Xinjiang region accused security forces of turning their guns on their husbands, disputing claims by authorities that the men were executed by “terrorists” in the violence.

Chairman Brown and Cochairman Smith Statement on 2014 Annual Report

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 20:02
Sherrod Brown (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Chairs announce bipartisan Hong Kong legislation & in letter to President and Congressional leaders, identify an action agenda for the next year.

US report: China's human rights record worsening

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 19:55

A U.S. report released Thursday says China's human rights record has worsened in key areas over the past year and that limits on free speech and assembly are growing.

Film chronicles the fate of the Uyghurs in Guantánamo

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 19:28
Patricio Henriquez, director an co-producer of Uyghurs: Prisoners of the Absurd, and Rushan Abbas, an American of Uyghur origin who is one of the main characters in the feature documentary film. Photograph by: John Kenney, Montreal Gazette

Indignation over injustice in this unjust world of ours isn’t enough to make a powerful documentary. You also need a good story.

Far from Hong Kong, ethnic minority regions in China are a tinderbox of tension

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 19:33
A young Tibetan monk is seen in the smoke as monks burn trees during their morning ritual in the Dzamthang Jonang monastery, where Kalkyi set herself on fire in protest against Chinese rule, in Barma township May 16, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

As the Hong Kong demonstrations continue, foreign observers question whether the democracy movement might embolden minority groups seeking greater autonomy in Tibet or Xinjiang, also known as East Turkistan.

Malaysia And China Working Together On Combating Militancy

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 21:38

Malaysia and China are working together on combating militancy in all its forms, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said today.

UN concerned about arrest of 155 undocumented Uighurs in Malaysia

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 21:36
Thai police detain 220 Uighur migrants on Malaysian border - © Phuchiss Pirunla-Ong, EPA

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Wednesday said it would seek more information about 155 undocumented Chinese ethnic minority Uighurs arrested in Kuala Lumpur last week.

Rights Groups Say Malaysia Should Not Deport Undocumented Uyghurs

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 23:07
Several countries have extradited Uyghurs to China in recent years.

They believe the ethnic minority group could face torture if returned to China.

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