November 2008

Judging detainees on the facts

Sun, 11/30/2008 - 11:00

Earlier this month, US District Judge Richard Leon ruled in the case of six Bosnians held at Guantanamo Bay.

China's Guantánamo Problem

Sat, 11/29/2008 - 11:00

when Vijay Padmanabhan worked as the lead State Department attorney on detainee issues, the answers he got from foreign capitals about the 17 Chinese Muslims in Guantánamo was almost always the same.

China calls Tibet youth group 'worse than bin Laden'

Sat, 11/29/2008 - 11:00

A rundown two-story building in this Himalayan hill station might hardly seem to be the command center of a subversive group jangling the nerves of neighboring China. Monkeys clamber over the rooftop, and any stranger may walk through its front door.

Closing Guantanamo

Wed, 11/26/2008 - 11:00

President-elect Obama has said he'll close the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay. Diane Rehm show panel discusses the series of tough choices awaiting him on how to prosecute suspected terrorists and how to handle those who won't face trial.

Kafka and Uighurs at Guantánamo

Wed, 11/26/2008 - 11:00

"There is no right to due process for an alien who is not here," insisted the 44th Solicitor General of the United States, Gregory G. Garre, proudly representing the President of the United States. Garre is a teacher of the law, you see, and was attempting to show a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit why one of their colleagues had overreached.

Dusty relics of Yalta

Tue, 11/25/2008 - 11:00

Oppressed Uighurs in East Turkestan (China's Xinjiang Province) are neglected relics of the "big power" politics that informed the 1945 Yalta Conference's cynical division of Europe and Asia. As President George W. Bush declared in Riga, Latvia on May 6, 2005, "[T]he Yalta Conference was a huge mistake in history."

Lawyers urge release of Gitmo Uyghurs

Tue, 11/25/2008 - 11:00

Lawyers for 17 Chinese Muslims held without charge at Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba, have renewed an appeal for their release into the US.

China says huge coalfield found

Tue, 11/25/2008 - 11:00

Chinese officials announced the discovery of an underground coalfield in western Xinjiang Uighur region near Tibet with reserves of 23 billion tons.

China to build second rail line

Tue, 11/25/2008 - 11:00

CHINA will spend more than US$17 billion (S$25.8 billion) building a second rail line into its Muslim-populated and resource-rich far northwest Xinjiang region, state press reported on Tuesday.

5 regional airports to be built in Xinjiang

Tue, 11/25/2008 - 11:00

Five regional airports will be built or rebuilt in five cities in Xinjiang: Yining, Turpan, Kuche, Shihezi and Bole.