Uighurs express concern following Tiananmen Square vehicle crash

BEIJING, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- China's minority Uighur Muslims expressed concern regarding the crash of a vehicle in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, which has been labeled a terrorist attack.

12 die in Xinjiang region clashes in China

BEIJING, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- Chinese's northwestern region of Xinjiang has seen a series of deadly clashes between Uighur, ethnic Han Chinese and police, officials said.

Uighur activist's Taiwan plans opposed

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Taiwanese Interior Minister Jiang Yi-huah said Friday Uighur activist Rebiya Kadeer should not be allowed to visit Taiwan.

No decision on Kadeer film screening

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- A city official in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, says the local government has not decided whether to allow the screening of a movie about exiled activist Rebiya Kadeer.

Australia and China on a 'bumpy road'

CANBERRA, Australia, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Australia will stand firm to defend freedom of speech even if it upsets China, Foreign Minister Stephen Smith has said.

Protest mars screening of Kadeer film

MELBOURNE, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- A festival screening in Australia of a documentary about exiled Uighur leader Rebiya Kadeer reportedly was the target of a protest by pro-Uighur demonstrators.

China envoy warns about Kadeer visit

BEIJING, July 28 (UPI) -- China has indicated the visit to Tokyo by the leader of a Uighur group could undermine Sino-Japan relations.

WUC leader accused of organizing riots

URUMQI, China, July 9 (UPI) -- The Chinese government presented a long list of what it said was evidence to support its charge a separatist group's leader was behind the Urumqi riots.
Hu returns home as Urumqi tensions resume

Hu returns home as Urumqi tensions resume

URUMQI, China, July 8 (UPI) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao returned home Wednesday cutting short his visit to Italy for the G8 summit as China's ethnic unrest in Urumqi resumed.

China detains children of Muslim activist

URUMQI, China, May 31 (UPI) -- Chinese Muslim activist Rebiya Kadeer, freed from prison and sent to the United States last year, said her three children have been arrested in China.

China blasts U.S. for letting Muslim speak

BEIJING, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- China has called on the United States not to provide a platform for separatists, after a Chinese Muslim leader reported abuses at a Congressional hearing.

China releases dissident Rebiya Kadeer

BEIJING, March 17 (UPI) -- The Chinese government announced the early release Thursday of jailed dissident Rebiya Kadeer for medical treatment in the United States, the BBC reported.
Rebiya Kadeer
U.S. President George W. Bush (3rd R) poses for a photo with Chinese Human Rights Activists after their meeting outside the South Portico of the White House in Washington on July 29, 2008. With Bush, from left, are Ciping Huang, Wei Jingsheng, Sasha Gong, interpreter Alim Seytoff, Rebiya Kadeer, Harry Wu and Bob Fu. (UPI Photo/Eric Draper/White House Press Office)

Rebiya Kadeer (born 15 July 1948) is a prominent Uyghur businesswoman and political activist from the northwest region of Xinjiang Autonomus Region of the People's Republic of China (PRC)). She has been the president of the World Uyghur Congress since November 2006.

Kadeer has been active in defending the rights of the largely Muslim Uyghur minority, who she says has been subject to systematic oppression by the Chinese government. Kadeer is currently living in exile in the United States.

Rebiya Kadeer was born into poverty in the city of Altay, East Turkestan (present-day Xinjiang). She married in 1965 and moved to the city of Aksu, Xinjiang. During the Cultural Revolution, she was purged as a class enemy after a clothing business which she ran with her husband was branded as "speculation", resulting in her divorce.

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