» 10/09/2006, 00.00
Chinese government uses terrorism charge to eliminate Uighur people
Thus claims Rebiya Kadeer, Nobel Peace Prize candidate for her defence of Uighur rights and of women's rights in China. She described the accusations of terrorism levelled by Beijing as unfounded and said she hoped for more international attention for her people's plight.
Over 18 thousand Uygurs arrested in 2005: "A threat to security"
The official data is released just days after the Human Rights Watch report denouncing an increase in persecution in Xinjiang province. Uygur leaders critise the disinterest of other Nations, fearful of compromising trade.
Rebiya Kadeer: Chinese government real terrorist
The exiled Uyghur leader sees through Beijing’s charges of terrorism in Hotan clashes two days ago and demands China cease arbitrary arrests and torture. Meanwhile, Uyghur sources speak of at least 20 dead and 70 arrested.
Hong Kong journalists badly beaten outside Liu Xiaobo’s wife’s house
The activist Yang Kuang attempted to visit Liu Xia and two cameramen wanted to film the encounter. A group of unidentified men accosted them and savagely beat them, then took the activist away in a police car. The woman is under house arrest since her husband won the Nobel Peace Prize (2010).
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Uighur academic, Ilham Tohti, nominated Sakharov Prize
The European Parliament confirms that the professor, known for his criticism of Chinese policy in Xinjiang Province, is among the five finalists. In September 2014 he was sentenced to life in prison by Beijing for "terrorism" and "inciting subversion": his supporters believe the allegations are "completely false".
Falun Gong members commemorate 10 years of persecution in China
Public demonstrations in Asia and the world against the Chinese Communist Party. In 1999, the group had more than 70 million members in China, and conducted a protest demonstration. Since then, the group has been banned and its members punished with imprisonment and torture.
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