February 2009

For 20 at Guantánamo, Court Victories Fall Short

Thu, 02/26/2009 - 11:00

Since the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in June giving Guantánamo detainees a constitutional right to have federal judges review their imprisonment, 23 of the men have been declared in court not to be enemies of the United States.

China fire protesters were Uighurs

Thu, 02/26/2009 - 11:00

Three family members who set themselves on fire in a car in Beijing Wednesday were Uighurs, an ethnic group from China's far-western frontier, who had come to the capital to petition lawmakers, a source told Reuters.

3 in China pulled from burning car near Tiananmen Square

Thu, 02/26/2009 - 11:00

Beijing downplays the idea that they were staging a political protest. Citizens quickly snap cellphone photos and speculate that the three may be Uighurs.

Beijing: police covering up news about three people setting themselves on fire

Thu, 02/26/2009 - 11:00

The identity of the three people is being withheld to avoid suggestions about possible motives, like an extreme attempt to protest against rights violations.

China Says U.S. Report on Rights Distorts Facts

Thu, 02/26/2009 - 11:00

Chinese authorities reacted caustically on Thursday to the release of an annual State Department report on global human rights that called China’s respect for rights not just “poor,” but worsening in its persecution of ethnic minorities and dissidents.

State Department 2008 Human Rights Report reveals widespread human rights abuses in East Turkestan

Thu, 02/26/2009 - 11:00

The US State Department 2008 Human Rights Report, released on February 25, documents a decline in the human rights situation for the Uyghur people of East Turkestan, in the People’s Republic of China.

James Millward: On "Free the Uighurs"

Wed, 02/25/2009 - 11:00

I never thought I’d see “Free the Uighurs” on the editorial pages of major U.S. newspapers, but there it was last Thursday in the Washington Post and Monday in the Los Angeles Times.

Free the Uighurs

Wed, 02/25/2009 - 11:00

It's time to untie the legal knot keeping 17 Chinese Muslim dissidents at Guantanamo.

Balancing human rights and national interests

Wed, 02/25/2009 - 11:00

Many chickens returned to roost over the past week at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, fowl born of promises and high-flown rhetoric during the campaign season that always looked unlikely to survive first contact with the enemy — that is, reality.

Xinjiang: China's mountain of gold deposits

Wed, 02/25/2009 - 11:00

Recently, you read that China will soon overtake India in gold consumption as the surge in gold buying continuted in the dragon country in 2009.

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