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Jul 5, 2006

After 100 days since Huseyincan Celil was taken into foreign custody, questions still swirl around his disappearance, his whereabouts and the Canadian government's response.

Jul 3, 2006

The family of a Canadian Muslim religious leader extradited from Uzbekistan to China is demanding his release. Imam Huseyincan Celil, an ethnic Uyghur activist, is reportedly facing possible execution. Family lawyer Chris MacLeod told RFE/RL from Toronto that the Canadian government must make the strongest possible representations to Beijing to get him released.

Jul 3, 2006

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is being called on to send a special envoy to China to secure the release of an imprisoned Canadian facing a death sentence.

Jun 30, 2006

The Chinese diplomatic mission in Pakistan has said that members of the Eastern Turkistan Islamic Movement (ETIM) are planning to kidnap senior Chinese diplomats and consular officers in the country.

Jun 29, 2006

Canada is pressing China to reveal what it has done with a Canadian citizen who is also a member of the Muslim Uighur minority, Canada's foreign ministry said on Wednesday.

Jun 29, 2006


Yusuf Kadir Tohti and Abdukadir Sidik, who are originally from China’s Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR), are being held in incommunicado detention in China after being forcibly returned from Kazakhstan on 10 May.

Jun 28, 2006

Uzbekistan has extradited a Canadian citizen to China, where he faces a death sentence.

Jun 28, 2006

A Canadian citizen faces execution after being extradited from Uzbekistan to China.

Jun 28, 2006

The Chinese embassy in Islamabad has reportedly complained that members of the Eastern Turkistan Islamic Movement (ETIM) are planning to kidnap senior Chinese diplomats and consular officers in the country.

Jun 27, 2006

A Burlington man, who faces a death sentence in China for his human rights work, now finds himself back in that country after being extradicted from Uzbekistan.

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