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USCIRF Urges United States to Speak Up At UN Human Rights Review

Wed, 02/04/2009 - 11:00

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.

CC Alum Looks at China's Underground

Wed, 02/04/2009 - 11:00

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.

China Failed to Meet Olympic-Year Reporting Pledge, Group Says

Wed, 02/04/2009 - 11:00

China failed to meet its pledge to allow freedom of reporting during the year of the Beijing Olympics, although it did ease some restrictions, a journalists’ group said.

3 Uighurs at Guantanamo ask Canada for asylum

Wed, 02/04/2009 - 11:00

Three Chinese detainees cleared for release from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay have applied for political asylum in Canada, lawyers for the men and a group sponsoring them said Tuesday.

Canada close to accepting three Gitmo detainees

Wed, 02/04/2009 - 11:00

Canada is close to accepting three Uyghur men who have been held at Guantanamo Bay for seven years despite being cleared of any wrongdoing by the United States, The Globe and Mail has learned.

MEPs urge EU Guantanamo promise

Wed, 02/04/2009 - 11:00

The European Parliament has urged EU member states to help the US shut down the Guantanamo Bay prison camp by accepting some detainees.

Chairman Bill Delahunt Urges President Obama to Consider Resettling Guantanamo Uyghurs in the U.S.

Wed, 02/04/2009 - 11:00

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 Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Urges President Obama to Tackle China's Human Rights at the UN

Wed, 02/04/2009 - 11:00

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.

US campaigners seek release of 17 Chinese Uighers in Guantanamo

Tue, 02/03/2009 - 11:00

Campaigners in the United States are pushing for the release of 17 Chinese Uighurs who are being held in Guantanamo Bay.

16,000 more bilingual teachers trained for elementary schools

Tue, 02/03/2009 - 11:00

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.

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