AP: Human rights in Asia get `trampled’

From AP, via Taipei Times:

From Afghanistan to East Timor, human rights were trampled with impunity in Asia last year by governments and armed rebel groups, Amnesty International said yesterday

In China, authorities used the threat of terrorism to justify a crackdown on minority Muslim Uighurs, closing many unofficial mosques, arresting imams and restricting the use of the Uighur language. Freedom of expression and religion was severely restricted in Tibet. Political crackdowns continued on specific groups, including the Falun Gong spiritual movement. Thousands of people were sentenced to death or executed, many after unfair trials.

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