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Jun 27, 2008

On 25 June 2008 about 150 Uyghurs from various EU countries led by their charismatic leader Rebiya Kadeer gathered with other supporters for a demonstration organized by the Munich-based World Uyghur Congress (WUC) in the European district in Brussels.

Jun 25, 2008

That slogan is everywhere nowadays in the Chinese capital. But as the Games draw near, the eight-tooth smile that Olympic hostesses have been taught is beginning to look a little strained.

Jun 25, 2008

The 17-day games were supposed to generate a buzz throughout the summer, leading to a tourism windfall with fully booked hotels, flush customers and a jubilant atmosphere.

Jun 25, 2008

Obsessed with the prospect of a terrorist attack during the Olympics, China has deployed a battery of surface to air missiles near the Bird's Nest, the official stadium for the Beijing Games.

Jun 25, 2008

China's financial hub of Shanghai has sent notices to dissidents, petitioners and other "controlled" people banning them leaving the city during the Olympics to ensure security, a rights group said on Tuesday.

Jun 25, 2008

“I personally invite you to participate in the demonstration the World Uighur Congress is organizing in the European district of Brussels. I will be very happy to meet you there.”

Jun 24, 2008

A court in China's far-western region of Xinjiang has sentenced five Muslim clerics to seven years in prison for illegally organizing haj pilgrimages to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, the World Uighur Congress said on Tuesday.

Jun 24, 2008

Reporters Without Borders today accused China of breaking its promises to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) by preventing foreign journalists from freely covering the journey of the Olympic flame through Xinjiang and Tibet.

Jun 24, 2008

The Olympic torch is in China's far West and security is tight. Still, there are some who came out to celebrate the event -- 200 invited guests and a handful of well-trained Uighar schoolchildren. Journalists were watched closely.

Jun 24, 2008

In the first ruling of its kind, a US court has overturned the designation of an inmate at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp as an "enemy combatant".

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