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Aug 22, 2008

 A group of six Americans who were taken into custody on Tuesday as they tried to protest China’s rule in Tibet have been given 10-day detentions, the Chinese police confirmed on Friday.

Aug 22, 2008

The tendency of China's authoritarian rulers to self-parody must be disconcerting to the country's satirists, who would be hard-pressed to make up stuff that is as ridiculous as real life.

Aug 22, 2008

Amnesty International called on Switzerland yesterday to grant asylum to three foreign detainees held by U.S. authorities in Guantanamo for more than six years, but free to go if they find a safe haven.

Aug 22, 2008

Reporters Without Borders condemns Chinese government cynicism and IOC inability to ensure respect for charter

Aug 22, 2008

Not only have the Olympics failed to act as a catalyst for political liberalization in China, but the regime's pre-Olympics security buildup looks set to enable the government to crack down as hard as ever on dissent after the Games are over.

Aug 21, 2008

Three detainees at the US Guantanamo Bay prison camp in Cuba have applied for political asylum in Switzerland, reports said Thursday.

Aug 21, 2008

The International Olympic Committee's thuggishness is marring the Beijing Olympics beyond already low expectations.

Aug 21, 2008

Silamu Hanati goes into Friday's Olympic welterweight semi-finals determined to bring more glory to his troubled Muslim homeland in China's northwest after already ensuring himself an historic medal.

Aug 21, 2008

An exiled group of China's Uighur Muslims said Thursday that police have arrested more than 100 people following the August 4 attack in Kashgar city which killed 16 paramilitary officers.

Aug 20, 2008

Five days out from end of the Beijing Olympics, the international media are increasingly frustrated by answers they are getting from organisers about broken promises on human rights and press freedom.

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