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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Still no respect for human rights

"Still no respect for human rights

While persecution of Christians in Chinese cities has apparently decreased, persecution of a Turkish people in northwestern China is still terrible, as this Wall Street Journal column attests: 'Uighur women are sterilized or forced to have abortions because the Chinese government says they are too poor to afford to have families.... Uighur mosques are closed, their imams jailed, while parents are forbidden from teaching religion to their children. Human-rights groups estimate that there are thousands of Uighur political prisoners, and Xinjiang has the dubious distinction of being the only place in China where executions still take place for political crimes.'"

Still no respect for human rights