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Nov 6, 2007

On 23 October 2007, UNPO sent a letter to President Hu Jintao to request that fundamental religious rights be guaranteed in China, in accordance with its international commitments.

Nov 6, 2007

While human rights organizations often focus on Beijing's repression of Tibetans and rights advocates throughout China, one group of people, the Uyghurs, has not received the attention a plight of their magnitude should warrant.

Oct 31, 2007

China's government is forcibly moving young women of the ethnic Uighur minority from their homes in Xinjiang to factories in eastern China, a Uighur activist told the U.S. Congress on Wednesday.

Oct 30, 2007

Rebiya Kadeer, China’s most well-known dissident, made a brief visit to the UK earlier this month to highlight the plight of Uighur Muslims. “My visit is to raise awareness of the suffering of Uighur people amongst the British people and British politicians,” Kadeer, who is the President of World Uighur Congress, told The Muslim News.

Oct 29, 2007

Even before we were introduced I saw a warm smile that was just for me. She was about to give an interview that deserved her full attention, but for the moment what occupied her the most was a friendly smile towards me, coming from a deceptively young face. That was my first meeting with Rebiya Kadeer, President of the World Uighur Congress, in Hamburg.

Oct 29, 2007

The Chinese government blasted formal meetings yesterday between the Dalai Lama and Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Governor General Michaëlle Jean, warning they will "gravely undermine" the relationship between Canada and China.

Oct 29, 2007

"In Turkey, many Turks have a keen interest in Korea, seeing our bilateral relationship as one between blood brothers. On the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, I hope that this 'one-sided love' of Turks for Koreans will develop into a warm relationship of mutual love."

Oct 29, 2007

Fighting militancy and boosting energy cooperation between China, Russia and Central Asia will top the agenda at a summit in Uzbekistan later this week, a senior Chinese official said on Monday.

Oct 28, 2007

 An American military lawyer and veteran of dozens of secret Guantanamo tribunals has made a devastating attack on the legal process for determining whether Guantanamo prisoners are "enemy combatants".

Oct 27, 2007

Culturally speaking, they are known for tightroping and performing on instruments that date back centuries. Religiously, they are Muslim, though many don't actively practice their faith.

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