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Jun 6, 2007

Jailed Canadian activist Huseyin Celil has finally been allowed to meet with his lawyer, more than a month after a Chinese court sentenced him to life in prison for terrorism-related offences.

Jun 6, 2007

US President George W. Bush met the exiled leader of China's Uighur Muslims on Tuesday, US Uighurs said, as he accused Beijing of jailing her sons in retaliation against her human rights campaign.

Jun 5, 2007

China's human rights record should be properly addressed at this week's meeting of the Group of Eight leading industrial nations in Germany, an exile group said on Tuesday.

Jun 1, 2007

China's total failure to account for the massacre of June 4, 1989 casts a pall on its efforts to project a new image and continues to spawn more abuses, Human Rights Watch said today.

May 29, 2007

Recently, Chinese authorities sent out the following directive: Since early-April, the Chinese police have been secretly issuing "Notification on Strictly Carrying Out Background Investigations on Candidates for the Olympics and Performing a Pre-Selection Test" to each province, autonomous region, police stations and bureaus in municipalities directly under the Central Government.

May 22, 2007

The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) have today condemned China's decision to walk out of an EU-China experts' seminar on human rights, which had been scheduled to take place on 10-11 May in Berlin.

May 21, 2007

An ethnic Uyghur from northwest China has won an international tightrope competition in South Korea, highlighting the importance of the ancient practice in his homeland.

May 19, 2007




Ms. Rebiya Kadeer, leader of the Uyghur democratic movement, has spoken on the Chinese government's egregious human rights violations of the Uyghur people at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the evening of May 15th.

May 18, 2007

From 7 to 11 May, the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) and the UNPO organized a capacity-building seminar in The Hague (Netherlands) for Uyghurs from around the free world.

May 16, 2007

China has arrested relatives of exiled Uighur activist Rebiya Kadeer not because of their connection to her but because they broke the law, a senior official said on Wednesday.

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