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Jul 12, 2006

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) has learned that two sons of Uyghur human rights activist and former prisoner of conscience Rebiya Kadeer, have been formally arraigned by the Chinese state prosecution. Kahar Abdureyim, 42, and Alim Abdureyim, 31, were arraigned on Monday, July 10.

Jul 6, 2006

Sources close to the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) have reported that Alim Abdureyim, the youngest son of the human rights activist and former prisoner of conscience Rebiya Kadeer, ‘confessed’ on or around July 1 to criminal and political charges against him as a direct consequence of being tortured.

Jul 5, 2006

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) is deeply concerned about a recent spate of Uyghurs reportedly being returned to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) from central and southern Asian states.

Jul 3, 2006


Sources close to the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) have reported to the organization that a young Uyghur man was shot and wounded by police in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou on June 19, and then beaten to death by police as he lay wounded.

Jun 26, 2006

Huseyin CelilThe Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been informed by officials in Uzbekistan that Huseyin Celil, a Uyghur and naturalized Canadian citizen who fled China several years ago, has been sent back to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) by the Uzbek authorities.

Jun 23, 2006

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) has learned that Alim Abdureyim, one of Rebiya Kadeer’s sons arrested by Chinese police, has been tortured in detention. UHRP is not aware of the extent or nature of any injuries Mr Abdureyim may have sustained, but the organization is extremely concerned that he may be in need of urgent medical attention, and is at risk of further abuse.

Jun 14, 2006


The Uyghur American Association (UAA) condemns the unlawful arrest of Ms. Rebiya Kadeer’s three adult children by the Chinese government in strongest terms and demands their immediate release.

Jun 5, 2006

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) has learned from a credible source details of a Uyghur man currently being tortured in a detention center in YiliPrefecture, and who has so far been denied food for three days.

Jun 1, 2006


The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) has learned that two adult children of Rebiya Kadeer were severely beaten by police officers outside the regional capital of Urumchi on June 1. The beating was witnessed by four of Ms Kadeer’s grandchildren. Her son Ablikim Abdiriyim who suffers from a heart condition, lost consciousness and was taken to hospital where it is thought he remains.

May 30, 2006

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) has learned that three adult children of the Uyghur human rights activist and former prisoner of conscience Rebiya Kadeer, have been detained by police and are being refused permission to contact other family members or lawyers.

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