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Aug 30, 2005

Police in Urumqi, capital of China's Muslim-majority Uyghur region, have formed a special unit to deal with the relatives and business interests of exiled Uyghur dissident Rebiya Kadeer, according to one of Kadeer's sons and a local police officer.

Aug 28, 2005

A PROMINENT Muslim Uighur dissident has dismissed China's claim that she was plotting with "terrorist groups" to disrupt the anniversary of Beijing's takeover of the Xinjiang region.

Aug 28, 2005

If China frees any political prisoners before its president's first official visit to the United States next week, chances are John Kamm will have played a role in this goodwill gesture.

Aug 28, 2005

Chinese President Hu Jintao will be bombarded by charges and protests over alleged human rights abuses when he makes his first US visit since taking over the helm two years ago, rights groups said.

Aug 27, 2005

The U.N.'s top human rights official on Monday starts her first trip to China, a country widely criticised for keeping a tight grip on the media, and for using harsh methods to control Tibet and its restive western region of Xinjiang.

Aug 27, 2005

Officials at the United States detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have moved five ethnic Uighurs into a less restrictive area of the prison while Washington tries to find a way to free the Chinese separatists in a third country.

Aug 27, 2005

Exile groups and human rights advocates say China may be preparing to crack down on ethnic Muslim Uighurs in the region of Xinjiang. Communist officials have repeated their warnings against what they say are terrorist groups operating in Xinjiang.

Aug 27, 2005

Executive member of the Chinese National Liberation Union and former military officer Li Qike describes the history of the Xinjiang corps and explains some of the reasons behind the unit's discontentment.

May 16, 2005

The Congressional-Executive Commission on China held another in its series of staff-led Issues Roundtables, entitled "China's Changing Strategic Concerns: The Impact on Human Rights in Xinjiang" on Wednesday.

Apr 21, 2005

The resurgence of people power in the sequence of "colored revolutions" in the post-Soviet states has brought unprecedented hope to the more than 10 million strong Uighur population of East Turkistan.

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