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Apr 18, 2007

On 17 April 2007 Ablikim Abdureyim, son of prominent Uyghur Human Rights activist and twice Nobel Prize nominee Ms. Rebiya Kadeer, was sentenced to nine years imprisonment for “instigating and engaging in secessionist activities by the People’s Court of Urumchi in north-west China.

Apr 17, 2007

The son of a prominent U.S.-based Chinese Muslim activist was sentenced Tuesday to nine years in prison on subversion charges, a state news agency said. Ablikim Abdureyim was sentenced in Urumqi, capital of the Muslim Xinjiang region in China's far west, the Xinhua News Agency reported. The government says it is fighting an Islamic separatist movement in the region.

Apr 11, 2007

The death, destruction and human misery in Sudan's western region of Darfur may now be worse than at any time since the conflict started four years ago - if that's possible.  As the world struggles to end the bloodshed in Darfur, one of the biggest stumbling blocks is China's support of Sudanese President Omar al Bashir's Islamist government.

Apr 6, 2007

A Uyghur acrobat who has already crossed one of China's rugged Yangtze river gorges by tightrope has now set his sights set on a stretch of water between the toe of Italy's boot and the island of Sicily.

Apr 4, 2007

The Chinese embassy in Ottawa campaigned aggressively to keep a television network that is critical of the Chinese regime off Canadian airwaves, a document obtained by The Epoch Times shows.

Apr 3, 2007

Human rights group Amnesty International raised concerns in a rare meeting Friday with the Chinese government about the detained child chosen successor to Tibet's spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.

Apr 2, 2007

\"\"Standing in the chilly rain, Kamila Telendibaeva vows through chattering teeth that she'll fight to free her husband from a Chinese prison until he is returned to her and their four children in Burlington.

Apr 2, 2007

A large archeological camp in the Tere-Khol district of Tuva is getting ready to host over 1000 people this summer. Preparation works are under way. The camp will be based on the former fish-storage place 8 km away from the Kungurtuk village, administrative center of the Tere-Khol district.

Mar 31, 2007

Chinese authorities in the northwestern Xinjiang region are forcing tens of thousands of ethnic Uyghurs into producing almonds for the county government without pay, local residents and one official say.

Mar 31, 2007

A plan announced yesterday will fund the economic development of ethnic minorities, often among the nations poorest peoples. But there will also be a system of social control of minorities to prevent protests. Particular attention is paid to the Uyghurs of Xinjiang and Tibet.

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