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Apr 25, 2007

ARTICLE 19 strongly protests the conviction yesterday of Uighur activist Ablikim Abdiriyim, allegedly for separatist acts resulting from his peaceful exercise of the right to freedom of expression through the Internet. Abdiriyim was sentenced to nine years imprisonment and three years deprivation of political rights on the basis that he was “instigating and engaging in secessionist activities , turning the public against the Chinese government and distorting China’s human rights and ethnic policies.

Apr 24, 2007

Canada has condemned the authorities in China for sentencing a Canadian Uighur rights activist to life imprisonment.

Apr 23, 2007

China's massive economic development strategy, touted to benefit rural ethnic groups in its western regions, in practice excludes, marginalizes, and masks the increased repression of ethnic minority groups such as Mongols, Tibetans, and Uyghurs, according to a new report by Minority Rights Group International (MRG) and Human Rights in China (HRIC).

Apr 23, 2007

Husein Dzhelil, a Canadian citizen, was sentenced today to life imprisonment by the Urumqi Intermediate People's Court for "plotting to split the country" and to 10 years in prison for joining a terrorist organization.

Apr 19, 2007

A Canadian human rights campaigner jailed in China after allegations that he was linked to terrorism was sentenced to life in prison Thursday, the official Xinhua press agency said, in a ruling that could ratchet up political tensions between the countries.

Apr 19, 2007

Ablikim Abdiriyim, third son of Uighur activist Rebiya  Kadeer, was sentenced on 17 April to nine years'  imprisonment on charges of ''instigation and engaging in  secessionist activities''.

Apr 19, 2007

Human Rights in China (HRIC) condemns the harsh sentencing of Ablikim Abdureyim, the son of prominent Uyghur human rights defender Rebiya Kadeer.

Apr 18, 2007

On 17 April 2007 Ablikim Abdureyim, son of prominent Uyghur Human Rights activist and twice Nobel Prize nominee Ms. Rebiya Kadeer, was sentenced to nine years imprisonment for “instigating and engaging in secessionist activities by the People’s Court of Urumchi in north-west China.

Apr 17, 2007

The son of a prominent U.S.-based Chinese Muslim activist was sentenced Tuesday to nine years in prison on subversion charges, a state news agency said. Ablikim Abdureyim was sentenced in Urumqi, capital of the Muslim Xinjiang region in China's far west, the Xinhua News Agency reported. The government says it is fighting an Islamic separatist movement in the region.

Apr 11, 2007

The death, destruction and human misery in Sudan's western region of Darfur may now be worse than at any time since the conflict started four years ago - if that's possible.  As the world struggles to end the bloodshed in Darfur, one of the biggest stumbling blocks is China's support of Sudanese President Omar al Bashir's Islamist government.

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