China jails seven students of Uighur scholar for separatism

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 19:08
Mutellip Imin

A Chinese court handed down sentences of up to eight years in prison to seven students of jailed Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti in China's western Xinjiang region, two rights lawyers said on Tuesday, in a case that has been criticized by the West.

China jails students of Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 19:00
The life sentence for academic Ilham Tohti sparked concern outside China

Seven students of imprisoned Uighur academic Ilham Tohti have been convicted of separatism and jailed, a lawyer for Tohti says.

Students’ Conviction Serves to Further Punish Jailed Professor Ilham Tohti

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 18:57

China Will Stop at Nothing to Silence Dissent

The twilight world of China's wild west

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 18:46

Carrie Gracie
BBC China editor
6 December 2014 Last updated at 19:17 ET

China death penalties for Xinjiang market attackers

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 18:44
Chinese social media users caught the aftermath of the Urumqi market attack

Six people have been sentenced to death for an attack on a market in China's western Xinjiang province that killed 39 people in May.


Mon, 12/08/2014 - 18:41

Protect the rights of Huseyin Celil

China: eight sentenced to death over Xinjiang attacks

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 18:36
Emergency services outside Urumqi South railway station after the attack in April. Photograph: AP

Explosions at Urumqi train station in April and at city’s crowded market in May killed 46 people

Tiny republic urges Canada stand up to China, resettle former Guantanamo inmate

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 20:10
Palau Community College President Patrick Tellei, shown in October 2014, is among prominent members of the tiny republic urging Canada to offer permanent residency to a Uighur man wrongly locked in Guantanamo Bay for eight years. Davut Abdureham is the only man among six given refuge five years ago who remains stateless. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tamsyn Burgmann

Thirteen years ago, a small, bearded man was tossed into the notorious Guantanamo Bay prison on suspicions of terrorism.

Rebiya Kadeer Says Hong Kong Protests Inspire Hope in China

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 22:47

UNPO welcomed Rebiya Kadeer to the European Parliament to speak about current minority persecution and prospects for democracy in China in light of the recent protests in Hong Kong.

House panel investigates 'Confucius institutes'

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 22:44
Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., chairs the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations.(Photo: Stephen J. Boitano, Gannett)

Lawmakers are investigating whether academic freedom is being threatened at universities building campuses in China and partnering with the Chinese on "Confucius institutes" in the U.S.


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