Shouting Koranic verses, hundreds of Chinese Muslims protested in front of the Saudi embassy in Pakistan on Monday, seeking visas so that they can join the annual Haj pilgrimage to Islam’s holy city of Mecca.
The 2006 Nobel prize season kicks off on Monday with the announcement of the Medicine Prize, with the coveted Peace Prize seen going to former Finnish president Martti Ahtisaari and Amos Oz and Philip Roth tipped for the Literature Prize.
Former Finnish president Martti Ahtisaari is tipped to win this year's Nobel Peace Prize for brokering a peace accord in Aceh, though he faces stiff competition from Chinese exile Rebiya Kadeer and Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.
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.