November 2006

R.Kadeer's Uyghur Human Rights Foundation Launches Website

Thu, 11/30/2006 - 11:00

The new website of the International Uyghur Human Rights and Democracy Foundation, IUHRDF, has been launched.  Founded by Rebiya Kadeer in 2005, the year of her release from Chinese prison, the organization is dedicated to promoting human rights and freedom for the Uyghur people.  The website will be a forum to share information about the activities of the organization and to highlight Ms. Kadeer’s work.

Straight-Talk Approach to China Easy, But Risky

Thu, 11/30/2006 - 11:00

Human rights groups support Harper's tough stance on China, but one expert worries the Chinese government will push back to save face
Falun Gong activists aren't alone in their support for the Canadian government's recent straight-talk on human rights with China, as several human rights groups have expressed their support.

Follow the Yellow Silk Road - Savory Uyghur cuisine comes of age in Rego Park

Thu, 11/30/2006 - 03:00

It\'s been nearly a decade since Silk Road cooking first appeared in Queens, at places like Registan—whose name hilariously recast Rego Park as a Central Asian republic—and Uzbekistan Tandoori Bread.

Uygur Muslims - Swamped by Han Influx

Wed, 11/29/2006 - 11:00

The evening light dances on the glazed pink tiles of the shapely buildings around the ancient Idkah mosque and in the enfolding dusk the site evokes tales from the 'One thousand and one nights'. But the illusion is fleeting -- none of the buildings in this spot, except for the revered mosque, is more than a few years old.

Touching Off Our China Crisis

Wed, 11/29/2006 - 11:00

On a warm Friday last March, after a hearty breakfast of fish cakes and salad, Huseyin Celil climbed into a car for a ride across the pockmarked streets of Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan.

The World Uyghur Congress Successfully Concludes Its Second Assembly

Tue, 11/28/2006 - 11:00

The World Uyghur Congress has successfully held its Second Assembly from November 24 to 27 in Munich, Germany. Prominent Uyghur political leader and human rights activist Ms. Rebiya Kadeer was unanimously elected as the new President of World Uyghur Congress.

Muslim activist's son sentenced to 7 years in China prison for tax evasion; another fined

Tue, 11/28/2006 - 03:00

The son of a U.S.-based Muslim activist has been sentenced to seven years in a Chinese prison on tax evasion charges, while his brother was fined for the same charges, a rights group said Tuesday.

Rebiya Kadeer's son sentenced to seven years; another fined; another feared tortured

Mon, 11/27/2006 - 11:00

The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) has learned that Alim Abdureyim, the youngest son of Uyghur human rights defender and former prisoner of conscience Rebiya Kadeer, was sentenced on Monday November 27 to seven years in prison on charges of tax evasion, and fined RMB 500,000 (USD 62,500).

China jails Uighur activist's son

Mon, 11/27/2006 - 11:00

Alim AbdurehimThe son of a well-known campaigner for the rights of China's Uighur minority has been jailed for tax evasion in the country's north-west Xinjiang province.

Canada pushes Beijing on rights

Sun, 11/26/2006 - 11:00

Under the former Liberal government of Paul Martin, Canada was for a long time out of step with the rest of the Anglosphere on international affairs and the war on terrorism. The election of conservative Stephen Harper as Prime Minister in February changed that - with one large exception: China.