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Feb 7, 2007

Huseyin CelilA Canadian imprisoned in China told a courtroom he was tortured last year by Chinese secret police, including being starved, constantly questioned and threatened with being buried alive and "disappeared," relatives of Huseyin Celil say.

Feb 6, 2007

Dozens of exiled Uighur Muslims have protested outside China’s embassy in Washington DC on the 10th anniversary of a massacre that some say was on a similar scale to events in Tiananmen Square in 1989.

Feb 6, 2007

The trial of a Canadian imam detained in China and accused of terrorist activities has finally begun, his family says.

Feb 6, 2007

Last week China's leader, Hu Jintao, provided Sudan with an interest-free loan to build a presidential palace. With that gesture, Hu demonstrated his contempt for the Western understanding of the world -- and for Western policy toward his own country.

Feb 6, 2007

Angered by what he believes is lack of attention to a serious human-rights case, Prime Minister Stephen Harper is demanding an explanation for why no Canadian diplomat was present at the recent court appearance of a Canadian man accused of terrorist activities.

Feb 6, 2007

An angry Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has ordered his diplomats to follow the trial in China of an ethnic Uighur Canadian citizen Beijing has arrested on terrorism charges, according to a media report.

Feb 5, 2007

On Saturday 3 February, about 50-60 Uighurs organized a demonstration in front of the Chinese embassy in Brussels to remind the Chinese authorities of the massacre that was perpetrated on 5-6 February 1997 against their community in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonamous Region of China.

Feb 5, 2007




Uyghur Americans have held a peaceful protest in front of the Chinese Embassy in Washington, DC on February 5, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Ghulja Massacre. More than a 100 Uyghurs and friends of Uyghurs attended this demonstration to protest the killing of hundreds of and imprisonment of thousands of Uyghurs by the Chinese security forces on February 5, 1997.

Feb 4, 2007

A senior Chinese government official issued a rare public rebuke of President Bush on Thursday, accusing him of waging a “unilateral battle against terrorists that had worsened global tensions.

Feb 4, 2007

Abdul Helil Mamut's good behavior earned him a spot in a medium-security compound at the Guantanamo Bay prison, where he slept in a barracks, shared leisurely meals with other prisoners and could spend more than half the day in an outdoor recreation area.

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