The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom is calling on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to instruct U.S. representatives to ask tough and incisive questions of key countries in the United Nations upcoming in-depth examination of 14 countries' human rights compliance known as the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) being held February 2-13 in Geneva.
In recent years, China has drawn an immense amount of media attention because of its rapid economic growth, Communist government, and widespread pollution. Yet not a lot of attention has been focused on its subcultures.
Chairman of the Subcommittee on International Organization, Human Rights and Oversight Bill Delahunt has sent a letter to President Obama, urging his Administration to consider resettling the 17 Uyghur detainees at Guantanamo in the U.S. Chairman Delahunt states in his letter, "Taking the Uighur detainees would demonstrate that a new era has indeed arrived."
The Co-Chair of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission James P. McGovern along with other ranking members have sent a letter to President Obama, highlighting the importance of the U.S. involvement at the UN Human Rights Council, especially in the upcoming Universal Periodic Review of China, which will take place on February 09.
The Xinjiang autonomous region will train a further 16,000 bilingual teachers for elementary schools over the next six years, the Xinjiang Education Bureau announced.Zhao De Zhong, an official with the bureau, said the central government set up the national Uygur-Mandarin teaching plan in 2003.
A new report from the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP), To Strike The Strongest Blow: Questions Remain Over Crackdown On 2009 Unrest In Urumchi, details widespread human rights violations committed by the People’s Republic of China in the wake of unrest in Urumchi on July 5, 2009.