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Oct 12, 2006

A human rights activist once imprisoned by Chinese authorities on charges of leaking state secrets is a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize to be announced Friday.

Oct 12, 2006

Illegal arrests, forced labor camps, brainwashing centers, organ harvesting, torture, murder, no freedom of press, Internet blockades, widespread corruption, and nepotism.

Oct 12, 2006

 An activist who has campaigned for an ethnic Turkish-speaking minority in China as well as an incumbent and former president who helped end a long-running conflict in Indonesia were among favourites to win the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize.

Oct 12, 2006

Women candidates might have slightly better chances than men to win the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday from a secretive committee with a female majority aware that just 12 women have won since 1901.

Oct 12, 2006

The annual Nobel Peace Prize guessing-game has been gathering pace, ahead of an announcement on Friday by the secretive Norwegian committee.

Oct 12, 2006

Uyghur activist Rebiya Kadeer is regarded among the favorites for the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, which will be announced by the Norwegian Nobel Committee in Oslo on October 13.

Oct 11, 2006

The white van gunned into a busy Fairfax County, Va., intersection last January, turned right and sped at the line of cars across the yellow line, seeming to aim at the Hyundai Elantra waiting for the light to change.

Oct 11, 2006

Right here in Northern Virginia, foreign agents seek to intimidate a Chinese dissident nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. But 58-year-old Rebiya Kadeer, a former national parliament member and one of China’s most prominent human rights advocates, refuses to back down.

Oct 9, 2006

It's no secret that China in recent years has stepped up its repression of political, religious and journalistic freedoms, to only the mousiest of objections from the outside world.

Oct 9, 2006

Thus claims Rebiya Kadeer, Nobel Peace Prize candidate for her defence of Uighur rights and of women’s rights in China. She described the accusations of terrorism levelled by Beijing as unfounded and said she hoped for more international attention for her people’s plight.

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