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U.S. Plans To Accept Uighurs In First Release Of Detainees Into America

Los Angeles Times | Julian E. Barnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Reporting from Washington -- The Obama administration is preparing to admit into the United States as many as seven Chinese Muslims who have been impr...

China Executes Two Uighurs For Pre-Olympics Police Killings

Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

China executed two men from a Muslim minority group today for killing 17 police officers in an attack in the country's far west that the government po...

A Letter to Barack Obama from a Guantanamo Uighur

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

Mr. President, seventeen of my brothers remain in Guantánamo today. It is three years since I left the prison, and still they are there. Please end their suffering soon.

How Cooking For The Taliban Gets You Life In Guantanamo

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

Those of us who prefer justice to arbitrary and unaccountable detention without charge or trial were delighted when, last week, Barack Obama fulfilled...

Obama's Decisive Break with Bush's "War on Terror" Policies

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

Obama's new Orders are a bold start, but more detail is required, dangerous loopholes must be shut off permanently, and other parts of the Bush administration's dark legacy need to be swiftly addressed.

Freed Bosnian Calls Guantanamo "The Worst Place In The World"

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

It remains an appalling indictment of the Bush administration's detention policies that it took nearly seven years for the case of three Bosnian Algerian Guantanamo inmates to be reviewed.

How Guantanamo Can Be Closed: More Advice for Barack Obama

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Several prominent human rights and legal organizations launched a campaign in Berlin on November 10, aimed at persuading European countries to accept cleared prisoners from Guant�namo.

Guantanamo Uyghurs' resettlement prospects skewered by Justice Department lies

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Guantánamo is full of bleak stories. How could it fail to be, when it is a vast failed experiment, a "terror prison" that contains few terrorists, a ...

From Guantanamo to the United States? Meet the Uighurs

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

On Tuesday, in an extraordinary and unprecedented ruling in a US District Court, Judge Ricardo Urbina ruled that 17 wrongly imprisoned Chinese Muslims...

China's Olympic Insecurity

Jamie Metzl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamie Metzl

The Chinese deserve their moment in the sun. If, however, the Tibetans, Falun Gong, or Uighurs in China cause a nationalist backlash, the ugly face of Chinese nationalism will be exposed.

Green Edge 5: Farm Aid in Islamic China

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Tepper Marlin

The 8/4 Kashgar attack was not a total surprise: The two attackers were linked to the East Turkistan Islamic Movement (ETIM), three members of which were executed in a nearby town last month.

Olympic Terror: Chinese Separatist Group Threatens Games

Times Online | Michael Sheridan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A MILITANT Islamic group has threatened to attack the Beijing Olympics with suicide bombers and biological weapons and has claimed responsibility for ...

Guantanamo as Alice in Wonderland

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

The US administration's basis for holding prisoners without charge or trial in the "War on Terror" belongs in a fantasy world. At the heart of this fantasy world are the Combatant Status Review Tribunals.

Six Years Late, Court Throws Out Guantanamo Case

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Parhat v. Gates is another significant challenge to executive overreach. Parhat is one of 18 Uighur detainees who fled persecution in China and was arrested in Pakistan with no evidence against him.