April 2011

VOA TV Interviews Alim Seytoff, WUC Spokesperson & UAA President

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 12:00

Voice of America Chinese Service Satellite TV has interviewed Mr. Alim Seytoff, Spokesperson of the World Uyghur Congress and President of the Uyghur American Association on Wednesday April 27 in its "Issues and Opinions" program. The program was broadcast live to China at the time of interview. Many interested Chinese callers called the show and asked Mr. Seytoff all kinds of questions regarding the Uyghur people and history.

U.S. Commission Reports Global Violations of Religious Freedom

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 12:00

The  release of the 2011 annual report by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) shows that freedom of religion continues to be under attack in many countries, said Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-04), a leader on human rights issues in Congress.  

China wants to change the conversation. Let's not.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 12:00

No one expected there would be good news. The United States and China have just concluded two days of talks on human rights, and unsurprisingly, it yielded very little beyond the talk itself. In the past two months, China has begun one of its most significant crackdowns in years.

China Releases Human Rights Activist

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 12:00

 Chinese authorities released a leading human rights activist and lawyer from confinement on Friday, one day after American officials raised public concerns about his detention at the conclusion of a two-day human-rights dialogue with Chinese representatives.

U.S. rights message falls on deaf ears in China

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 12:00

As predicted by CPJ and many other commentators, results of the U.S.-China human rights dialogue this week are less than satisfactory. The U.S. side was more critical than it has been, but China remained defiantly deaf to foreign pressure. 

Ambassador Jon Huntsman Returns from China to Possible 2012 White House Bid

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 12:00

U.S. Ambassador Jon Huntsman officially leaves his post Saturday as the country's top diplomat in China -- a move that clears the way for a likely bid to unseat his former boss, President Obama, during the presidential election in 2012.

Trying to Stir Up a Popular Protest in China, From a Bedroom in Manhattan

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 12:00

From a pair of computer screens in a lime green bedroom in Upper Manhattan, a 27-year-old man from China is working to bring about a popular uprising.

WUC Announcement: International Conference on the Future of Uyghurs Second UPDATE

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 12:00

From May 2-8, 2011 the international conference The Future of Uyghur People in East Turkestan co-sponsored by Freedom House, World Uyghur Congress (WUC), Uyghur American Association (UAA) and the International Uyghur Human Rights and Democracy Foundation (IUHRDF), will take place in Washington, D.C.

Opening Remarks 2011 USCIRF Annual Report Rollout Chairman Leonard Leo

Thu, 04/28/2011 - 12:00

I'd like to acknowledge that the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom -- also known as USCIRF -- has been visited electronically by foreign authorities who'd really like to know what we're saying about their government. They're trying awfully hard to read our private e-mails.

U.S. Envoy Sees 'Backsliding' Of Human Rights in China

Thu, 04/28/2011 - 12:00

The chief United States representative to human rights discussions with China offered a cheerless portrait of those talks after their conclusion on Thursday, saying the United States was worried by "a serious backsliding" of freedoms in China and at loggerheads with Beijing officials over many aspects of the issue.

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