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Feb 5, 2009

Obama has announced plans to shut down Guantanamo. But what will happen to the men inside? Joshua Kurlantzick on the plight of 22 Uighur detainees trapped in a legal limbo.

Feb 4, 2009

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom is calling on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to instruct U.S. representatives to ask tough and incisive questions of key countries in the United Nations upcoming in-depth examination of 14 countries' human rights compliance known as the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) being held February 2-13 in Geneva.

Feb 4, 2009

In recent years, China has drawn an immense amount of media attention because of its rapid economic growth, Communist government, and widespread pollution. Yet not a lot of attention has been focused on its subcultures.

Feb 4, 2009

China failed to meet its pledge to allow freedom of reporting during the year of the Beijing Olympics, although it did ease some restrictions, a journalists’ group said.

Feb 4, 2009

Three Chinese detainees cleared for release from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay have applied for political asylum in Canada, lawyers for the men and a group sponsoring them said Tuesday.

Feb 4, 2009

Canada is close to accepting three Uyghur men who have been held at Guantanamo Bay for seven years despite being cleared of any wrongdoing by the United States, The Globe and Mail has learned.

Feb 4, 2009

The European Parliament has urged EU member states to help the US shut down the Guantanamo Bay prison camp by accepting some detainees.

Feb 4, 2009

Chairman of the Subcommittee on International Organization, Human Rights and Oversight Bill Delahunt has sent a letter to President Obama, urging his Administration to consider resettling the 17 Uyghur detainees at Guantanamo in the U.S. Chairman Delahunt states in his letter, "Taking the Uighur detainees would demonstrate that a new era has indeed arrived."

Feb 4, 2009

The Co-Chair of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission James P. McGovern along with other ranking members have sent a letter to President Obama, highlighting the importance of the U.S. involvement at the UN Human Rights Council, especially in the upcoming Universal Periodic Review of China, which will take place on February 09.

Feb 3, 2009

Campaigners in the United States are pushing for the release of 17 Chinese Uighurs who are being held in Guantanamo Bay.

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