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Feb 9, 2007

When he was marched in handcuffs into a courtroom in this remote Chinese city last week, Huseyin Celil was like a man returning from the grave. His family had been convinced that he was probably dead. For months, they had been hounding the prisons of Urumqi, begging for any news of him. They searched computer records and spoke to prison staff, desperate for any sign that the Canadian religious leader was still alive.

Feb 9, 2007

Huseyin Celil's wife is begging the Conservative government to do more to free her husband from a Chinese jail. "They can do more," Kamila Telendibaeva told the Toronto Star yesterday from the Burlington home she shares with her four young children, who are desperate to see their father after almost a year's separation.

Feb 9, 2007

Prime Minister Stephen Harper says he won't let Huseyin Celil languish in a foreign jail as the former Liberal government did with Maher Arar.

Feb 8, 2007

China said on Thursday Canadian diplomats had no right to be present at a court hearing for a Chinese Uighur Muslim accused of terrorism who was awarded joint Canandian citizenship two years ago.

Feb 8, 2007

The case of a Canadian activist jailed for alleged terrorist links will be handled according to Chinese law and is not subject to consular agreements, a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said Thursday.

Feb 8, 2007

The Canadian government came under fire Thursday for its handling of a diplomatic row with China, after the family of a Chinese-Canadian held on terrorism charges said he had been abandoned by Canadian diplomats.

Feb 8, 2007

China insists that the case of Huseyin Celil, a Canadian activist jailed in China last spring, is not subject to consular agreements. But Canada disagrees.

Feb 7, 2007

Huseyin CelilA Canadian imprisoned in China told a courtroom he was tortured last year by Chinese secret police, including being starved, constantly questioned and threatened with being buried alive and "disappeared," relatives of Huseyin Celil say.

Feb 6, 2007

Dozens of exiled Uighur Muslims have protested outside China’s embassy in Washington DC on the 10th anniversary of a massacre that some say was on a similar scale to events in Tiananmen Square in 1989.

Feb 6, 2007

The trial of a Canadian imam detained in China and accused of terrorist activities has finally begun, his family says.

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