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Sep 20, 2006

Hashim Iqbal, research scholar in CCAS Kashmir University comments on the regimes of China and East Turkestan (Xinjiang) and explains how religious freedom is denied to a class of people

Sep 17, 2006

I HAVE been greatly saddened to hear that the Congress of the United States, a country I deeply admire, is considering new laws that would deny prisoners at Guantánamo Bay the right to challenge their detentions in federal court.

Sep 17, 2006

China's respect for religious freedom remains "poor," with people being thrown in jail and reportedly facing death due to torture for practising their faiths, an annual US report on international religious freedom said on Friday.

Sep 17, 2006

Chinese government officials tried to block a reception in the Scottish parliament which drew attention to the plight of one of the communist regime’s oppressed minorities.

Sep 17, 2006

In our second extract from Shadow of the Silk Road, Colin Thubron reaches Khotan, once the capital of an ancient and powerful kingdom, now a town being swallowed by the desert

Sep 17, 2006

Recent huge leaps in China's economic and industrial growth have made China the world's second leading oil importing country after Japan and the second largest oil consumer in the world.

Sep 14, 2006

The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) welcomes the nomination of prominent Uyghur leader Rebiya Kadeer for the Nobel Prize, made by Swedish parliamentarian Annelie Enochson.

Sep 13, 2006

China's leaders are defending a new regulation restricting press freedom of foreign news agencies in the country amid harsh criticism overseas.

Sep 13, 2006

The World Uyghur Congress called Tuesday on German Chancellor Angela Merkel ahead of this week's visit by Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao to Germany to lobby for the rights of the Muslim minority in China.

Sep 13, 2006

Word out of China is that Canadian citizen Huseyin Celil, 37, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for alleged terrorist activities.

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