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May 12, 2009

A prominent Uyghur economist takes outspoken aim at the Chinese government's handling of his native Xinjiang region.

May 12, 2009

Rep. Frank R. Wolf on Monday reiterated his opposition to jailing and prosecuting Guantanamo Bay detainees in Alexandria, after a fellow Northern Virginia congressman said over the weekend he was open to the idea.

May 12, 2009

Workers at a Chinese shoe factory say they are underage, and that officials switched their identification papers to make them seem older.

May 12, 2009

The federal government has enlisted U.S. businessman turned activist John Kamm in efforts to secure the release of jailed Uyghur-Canadian Huseyin Celil and others in China, turning to more sophisticated approaches after years of fruitless efforts.

May 12, 2009

Berlin is being asked to take in nine Guantanamo inmates. So far the development is perceived as a first test of trans-Atlantic relations under President Barack Obama.

May 12, 2009

The US has cleared the Uighur prisoners at Gitmo of wrongdoing, but China calls them "terrorists." Seventeen Uighurs are seeking political asylum in Sweden, Canada, the US, and Germany.

May 11, 2009

It was a summer day in 1999 when Rebiya Kadeer headed for an appointment with US congressional researchers, who had come to the city of Urumqi to probe the plight of China's Uighur minority.

May 11, 2009

A U.S. government body cited increased harassment, imprisonment and torture of members of unregistered religious groups in China last year, which a Chinese official roundly denied.

May 8, 2009

Republicans on Thursday amped up opposition to President Barack Obama's plan to close the prison camps at Guantanamo Bay , even as Attorney General Eric Holder sought to reassure senators that the United States won't release anyone it considers a terrorist.

May 8, 2009

Lawyers for a detainee cleared for release from Guantanamo Bay but still there with no prospect of leaving have urged the Supreme Court to rule summarily — without written arguments or oral argument — that federal judges may order such detainees transferred to mainland U.S.

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