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Sep 18, 2009

The US official who arranged for the Uighurs to come to Bermuda from Guantánamo Bay has revealed that it led to him being "admonished by the British Government in very clear terms".

Sep 17, 2009

The Chinese government is flooding Beijing with armed police and up to one million security "volunteers" to head off any unrest over October's sensitive anniversary of 60 years of Communist Party rule.

Sep 17, 2009

Four Uighur men were sentenced to between eight and 15 years in prison for stabbing a Han Chinese woman in the neck with a syringe in the capital of the ethnically divided Xinjiang region in China's northwest.

Sep 17, 2009

South Korean immigration authorities stopped an exiled Uighur activist accused by China of terrorist activities from entering the country. Dolkun Isa, 42, has remained since his arrival Tuesday at Incheon International Airport outside Seoul, an immigration official said Thursday without giving any further information.

Sep 17, 2009

China has told tour groups to call off planned trips to a south Taiwan city following a controversial visit there by the Dalai Lama, local media said Thursday.

Sep 17, 2009

I take the liberty to write to you, to bring to your attention the case of a dear friend and colleague of mine, Mr. Dolkun Isa. Mr. Isa is a German citizen of Uyghur origins who, on his way to attend the World Forum for Democracy in Seoul, was denied access to Korea for reasons that remain still unclear to him.

Sep 17, 2009

South Korean immigration authorities stopped a prominent Uighur activist, Dolkun Isa of Germany, from entering the country for a conference on democracy, the government confirmed Thursday.

Sep 17, 2009

Two killed and 12 injured near Tiananmen Square, reports say, as security is tightened for 60th anniversary of Communist rule

Sep 16, 2009

China criticized a meeting between aides of President Barack Obama and the Dalai Lama, saying Tuesday it opposed any such engagements with the Tibetan spiritual leader, but stopping short of threatening a response.

Sep 16, 2009

Police have detained 75 suspects accused of joining in an wave of needle-stabbing attacks that authorities say have spread across ethnically-tense Xinjiang region in China's northwest, state radio reported on Tuesday.

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