UNPO and the East Turkestan Foundation (ETF) marked the eleventh anniversary of the Gulja massacre with a vigil in front of Amsterdam’s Royal Palace on Sunday 3 February. Amid moving speeches and energetic drumming, Uyghurs sought to raise awareness of the repression and state sponsored violence that is faced everyday in East Turkestan. As the figure of Death stalked victims of the Uyghur die-in, passers-by learned of the Uyghur plight from conversations with UNPO and ETF volunteers and the hundreds of flyers that were handed out.
When state security agents burst into his apartment last month, Hu Jia was chatting on Skype, the Internet-based telephone system. Mr. Hu’s computer was his most potent tool. He disseminated information about human rights cases, peasant protests and other politically touchy topics even though he often lived under de facto house arrest.
Britain's Prince Charles will not attend the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing -- and a group that campaigns against China's human rights record said Monday that the future monarch's decision was in solidarity with its aims.
Russia's arms industry is suffering a near collapse in exports to China, as military top brass agonise over which technology the neighbouring country should be allowed, defence industry sources told Nezavisimaya Gazeta newspaper.
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.