February 2008

11 Minors Detained in Xinjiang Province for Attending Bible Study

Fri, 02/29/2008 - 11:00

CAA has learned that 11 minors and 2 adults have been detained by Xinjiang PSB officials while attending a House Church Bible Study in Huocheng County, Qingshuihe township. At 9:00pm on February 28, 2008

Tortured Abroad? Forgotten At Home?

Fri, 02/29/2008 - 11:00

In three different corners of the world – China, Egypt and Ethiopia – three Canadian citizens languish in prison. Each has very likely been tortured. Each is at very real risk of being tortured again. None faces any prospect of gaining their freedom soon. All seem to have been forgotten. Each deserves more from their government.

Plight of China's Uighur Minority Brought to Australia

Fri, 02/29/2008 - 11:00

The Chinese dissident Rebiya Kadeer is in Australia to raise awareness about the plight of China's Uighur people. She joins the Dalai Lama and Steven Spielberg in trying to use the Beijing Olympics to turn global attention to China's human rights record. Kadeer spoke briefly to Phil Mercer, who sends this report from Sydney.

China: USCIRF Calls on President Bush to Request Meeting with Prisoners During Beijing Olympics, Attend House Church Service

Fri, 02/29/2008 - 11:00

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom commends President George W. Bush for pledging Thursday that while attending the Summer Olympic Games in China, he will raise concerns about freedom of religion in China with President Hu Jintao.

Nomination tally for 2008 Nobel Peace Prize hits a high

Thu, 02/28/2008 - 11:00

In all 197, nominations have been made for the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize, the second highest to date, the Norwegian Nobel Institute said Wednesday.

Factfile: China's one-child policy

Thu, 02/28/2008 - 11:00

China's population went out of control after Mao Zedong's instruction to the nation in the 1950s and 1960s to go and have as many children as possible in order to bury the United States in a human wave.

The Real China and the Olympics

Wed, 02/27/2008 - 11:00

The following is a translation released today by Human Rights Watch of the full text of Chinese dissident Hu Jia's letter, written on September 10 2007 while Jia was under house arrest with civil rights lawyer Teng Biao

Opinion: Trampling on the Olympics' Wounded Ideals

Sun, 02/24/2008 - 11:00

The ideals on which the modern Olympics were built have been betrayed, says DW's Nick Amies. Turning a blind eye to China's human rights abuses ahead of the Beijing Games is just adding insult to injury.

Fighting for her peoples' rights: Rebiya Kadeer visits Australia

Fri, 02/22/2008 - 11:00

Celebrated Uighur human rights activist, Nobel Peace Prize nominee and former prisoner of conscience Rebiya Kadeer has arrived in Australia on her first visit to the country.

Tracing human diversity through the ages

Fri, 02/22/2008 - 11:00

A coalition of Stanford scientists has released the most detailed road map yet of human diversity, offering insight into the emergence and restless migration of the world's populations.