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Apr 1, 2008

Tibetans and friends of Tibetans are marching today in Washington, with a rally starting in the park across the street from the White House, calling on President Bush to skip the opening ceremony for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing this summer.

Apr 1, 2008

Several hundred ethnic Uyghurs have staged protests in China’s remote and restive Xinjiang region following the death in custody of a prominent Uyghur businessman and philanthropist.

Mar 31, 2008

There was a time, long, long ago, when athletes from around the ancient world would gather, without clothes and without making political pronouncements, to let it all hang out - their enthusiasm for the spirit of competition, that is - and get on with games in which victories would bring resounding honor to the kingdoms, regions and powerful city-states they represented.

Mar 28, 2008

China on Friday allowed the first foreign diplomats to visit Tibet following deadly riots, as European nations appeared split on the idea of boycotting the Beijing Olympics opening.

Mar 28, 2008

The Dalai Lama Friday rejected a series of allegations from the Chinese government, saying he does not seek the separation of Tibet and has no desire to "sabotage" the Olympic games.

Mar 28, 2008

U.S. President George W. Bush on Friday urged China to exercise restraint in dealing with protests in Tibet and to talk with representatives of Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama.

Mar 28, 2008

The recent troubles in Tibet are a replay of events that happened two decades ago. On Oct. 1, 1987, Buddhist monks were demonstrating peacefully at the Barkor -- the famous market street around the central cathedral in Lhasa -- when police began beating and arresting them.

Mar 28, 2008

The stories of the Uyghurs in Guantánamo -- Muslims from the oppressed Xinjiang province of China, formerly known as East Turkistan -- have long demonstrated chronic injustice on the part of the US authorities to those who know of them, although they have only sporadically registered on the media's radar.

Mar 28, 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist Seema Saifee, a litigator at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP in New York representing several Uighurs detained at the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, says the US government continues to damage its own image by holding the men - all cleared for release - in complete isolation in the supermax-style facility known as "Camp VI" ...

Mar 28, 2008

Human rights activists and family of Huseyin Celil are calling on Ottawa to put more pressure on China to reveal where the 38-year-old Canadian citizen is being imprisoned.

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