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Feb 2, 2009

President Obama's recent order to bring Guantánamo into full compliance with international law requires US officials to make a fundamental judgment about the difference between mere detention and punishment.

Jan 30, 2009

Separate strategies for democracy promotion and human rights are needed to enhance prospects for political reform in China, a new report argues.

Jan 30, 2009

Uyghur prisoners at Guantanamo have long been determined to be not guilty of terrorism. But seventeen of these ethnic Muslim Chinese are still imprisoned at Guantanamo after almost eight years. Five were forcibly resettled in Albania, isolated and away from their families. We speak with their lawyer, Sabin Willett, and PBS FRONTLINE reporter Alexandra Poolos, who has followed their story for a new report.

Jan 30, 2009

A Uyghur farmer talks about his struggle against forced crop production in China’s northwestern Xinjiang Autonomous Region.

Jan 29, 2009

A long time ago, a small group of people from the province of neighboring Tuva migrated to  modern-day Mongolia.

Jan 29, 2009

Most Capitol staffers are kept more than busy enough by their day jobs. But last year, while serving as legislative director for Assemblyman Guy Houston, Keith Ochwat moonlighted managing a documentary project being filmed in China.

Jan 29, 2009

 The premiers of Russia and China slammed the U.S. economic system in speeches Wednesday, holding it responsible for the global economic crisis.

Jan 29, 2009

Rights Manifesto Slowly Gains Ground Despite Government Efforts to Quash It

Jan 29, 2009

On the eve of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) which the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is to undergo in the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) in early February 2009, representatives of UNPO and the World Uyghur Congress (WUC) seek diplomatic support in Geneva, Switzerland to highlight their case during the 3 hour state examination of the human rights record of PRC which is scheduled to take place on Friday 9 February 2009.

Jan 28, 2009



The story of how two dozen Uyghurs ended up in the Guantanamo Bay after 9/11 through the life of five Uyghur detainees released in to Albania.

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