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Democrats face hard time over Guantanamo

Thu, 05/07/2009 - 12:00

Obama's decision to close the detention facility puts lawmakers on the hot seat as word spreads that some detainees could be relocated to the U.S.

Constitution Project Files Brief Urging Supreme Court to Hear Uighur Detention Case

Thu, 05/07/2009 - 12:00

Today, the Constitution Project, along with other non-governmental organizations, filed a friend of the court brief in the U.S. Supreme Court urging the Court to accept review of a case in which 17 Chinese Muslims, known as Uighurs, seek release from Guantanamo now that they have been recognized not to be enemy combatants.

Freedom House Condemns Pakistan, China for Uighur Extraditions

Thu, 05/07/2009 - 12:00

Freedom House condemns Pakistan's recent decision to violate international law by handing over a group of Uighur exiles to the Chinese authorities.

Uyghur Group Denies Links

Thu, 05/07/2009 - 12:00

Uyghur exiles assail Pakistan's decision to send a group of ethnic Uyghurs back to China, while a militant group says it has no ties with the men.

China to stage 50,000-troop military drill: report

Wed, 05/06/2009 - 12:00

China's People's Liberation Army will hold a big training drill later this year to hone the modernizing force's skills in complex, high-tech warfare, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Tuesday.

China rejects US criticism over military strength

Wed, 05/06/2009 - 12:00

China blamed the United States on Wednesday for the latest naval confrontation between the countries, after rejecting criticism by Washington that Beijing's rising military strength is focused on countering U.S power.

China reject latest US report on religious freedom

Wed, 05/06/2009 - 12:00

Beijing on Tuesday said a U.S. report criticizing the state of China's religious freedom was biased and groundless.

German politicians split on Guantanamo detainee request

Wed, 05/06/2009 - 12:00

Now that the US request for Germany to accept as many as 17 Uighur detainees from Guantanamo Bay is official, reaction from across the political spetrum has been mixed.

Agencies attempting to block activists: dissident

Wed, 05/06/2009 - 12:00

ORDER 'FROM ABOVE' : Ji Xiaofeng said the government is making a blacklist so that it can reject activists' visa applications ahead of the World Games and Deaflympics

Germany cannot refuse Guantánamo inmates

Wed, 05/06/2009 - 12:00

The United States has asked Berlin to accept Guantánamo Bay inmates. Some politicians are reluctant to do so, but Germany must help close this dark chapter for the West, argues Ludwig Greven from Zeit Online.

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