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Jan 15, 2009

THE 17 Guantanamo Bay inmates Washington wants to send Australia as it closes down its controversial camp for suspected terrorists are high on China's most-wanted list. They are Uyghurs, members of the nine-million-strong group of Turkic Muslims - some of them sandy-haired and blue-eyed - who live in the arid northwest Chinese region of Xinjiang, which is about the size of Queensland.

Jan 14, 2009

President-elect Barack Obama's planned review of Guantanamo Bay prisoners, a prelude to closing the detention center, must weigh the threats posed by an extraordinarily diverse group, from die-hard jihadists to innocent men swept up in war.

Jan 14, 2009

People in China's Xinjiang Ugyur autonomous region should take the fight against terrorism, separatism and religious extremism resolutely because it is going to be a long-term battle, a top regional official said on Jan 7.

Jan 12, 2009

In the month since Charter 08 was first issued on December 9, 2008, the Chinese authorities, in addition to detaining one of its signers, independent intellectual Liu Xiaobo (劉曉波), have mobilized police forces across the country to summon, threaten, harass and monitor other signers.

Jan 12, 2009

The Tibet Bureau of His Holiness the Dalai Lama based in Geneva has compiled a document containing all the recommendations and procedures passed by the United Nations for China to improve human rights situation in Tibet.

Jan 12, 2009

A federal appeals court said Friday it would not review the "enemy combatant" designation of detainees at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.

Jan 11, 2009

The Australian Federation of Islamic Councils is urging the Federal Government to grant asylum to some former Guantanamo Bay inmates.

Jan 11, 2009

On Sunday 11 January, just nine days before the administration of George W. Bush hands over the reins of power to Barack Obama, the “War on Terror” prison at Guantánamo — perhaps the most bleakly iconic symbol of the outgoing administration’s hubris — marks its seventh anniversary.

Jan 9, 2009

The Rudd Government denied a request from the Bush administration to resettle 17 Chinese locked up in Guantanamo Bay military prison after a number of warnings from Beijing not to take the former terror suspects.

Jan 9, 2009

Leaders of the Australian Uyghur community yesterday called on Canberra to grant asylum to their 17 kinsmen detained in Guantanamo Bay, many of whom have families already settled here.

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