Thus claims Rebiya Kadeer, Nobel Peace Prize candidate for her defence of Uighur rights and of women’s rights in China. She described the accusations of terrorism levelled by Beijing as unfounded and said she hoped for more international attention for her people’s plight.
CHINA has closed melting glaciers in its northwestern Xinjiang region to tourists who littered, polluted and even drove across the ice that provides water to millions, the official Xinhua agency said today.
Forget the Pulitzer prize. Drop the Royal Television Society awards. Journalists could be in line for the ultimate international accolade: the Nobel peace prize. But not, it seems, if they work for the BBC.
Ethnic Uighur activist Rebiya Kadeer expressed satisfaction on Friday that her nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize had focused global attention on her people's struggle against Chinese oppression and she denied any link to terrorism.
A new 37-page report by the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) examines the effects of the Xinjiang Work Forum, held in May 2010, which heralded an unprecedented state-led development push in East Turkestan.
A new 89-page report by the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) documents the Chinese state’s top-down destruction of Uyghur communities in Kashgar and throughout East Turkestan, in a targeted and highly politicized push that Chinese officials have accelerated in the wake of turbulent unrest in the region in 2009.