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“Too Risky to Call Ourselves Defenders”: Annual Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China (2015)

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In 2015, Chinese authorities’ persecution of human rights defenders followed a trajectory of increasing severity that has become a hallmark of President Xi Jinping’s leadership, says CHRD in its annual report, “Too Risky to Call Ourselves Defenders”: 2015 Annual Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China. Government (read more…)

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In the Name of “Stability”: 2012 Annual Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China

In the Name of “Stability”: 2012 Annual Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China

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With a major change of the guard at the top echelon of China’s one-party power, 2012 was marked by authorities’ intensified attempts to thwart human rights activism but also impressive civil society campaigns that fought for rights protections. As illustrated by CHRD’s newest report, human rights defenders (HRDs) expanded their (read more…)

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China Human Rights Briefing August 10-16, 2012

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China Human Rights Briefing   August 10-16, 2012  To download this week’s CHRB as a .pdf file, please click here   Contents   Arbitrary Detention Activist Zhu Chengzhi Arrested for “Inciting Subversion,” Had Questioned Circumstances of Li Wangyang’s Death Activist Detained, Tortured for Seeking Information on China’s Human Rights Action Plan (read more…)

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China Human Rights Briefing February 21-27, 2012

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China Human Rights Briefing February 21-27, 2012  To download this week’s CHRB as a .pdf file, please click here. Top News Dissident Li Tie Transferred to Prison, May Face Hard Labor: Hubei dissident Li Tie, sentenced to 10 years in January for “subversion of state power,” was recently sent to (read more…)

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China Human Rights Briefing January 17-23, 2012

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China Human Rights Briefing January 17-23, 2012 To download this week’s CHRB as a .pdf file, please click here. Highlights Trial Looms for Veteran Dissident Zhu Yufu: Detained since March of last year, the Hangzhou dissident Zhu Yufu is expected to be tried soon on charges of “inciting subversion.” Authorities (read more…)

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Chinese Democracy Activist Li Tie Jailed for Ten Years for “Subversion”

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On the heels of recent harsh sentences of democracy and human rights activists, Chinese authorities have sent another dissident, Li Tie (李铁), to prison for 10 years for “subversion of state power.”

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China Human Rights Briefing March 9-30, 2011

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China Human Rights Briefing Weekly March 9-30, 2011 To download this week’s CHRB as a .pdf file, please click here Highlights Harsh 10-Year Sentence Handed Down to Sichuan Activist Liu Xianbin: On March 25, the Suining City Intermediate Court in Sichuan Province convicted activist Liu Xianbin (刘贤斌) of “inciting subversion (read more…)

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“I don’t have control over my own body”

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The year 2010 marked the 30th anniversary of China’s family planning policy. In recent years, the government has introduced many exceptions to the “one-child” aspect of the policy, leading to widespread speculation about its status and its future: Are people still bound by the policy, or can they pay their (read more…)

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China Must End Political Repression, Release Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo

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The International Community Must Reject the Chinese Government’s Open Challenge to Universal Values, Demand Release of All Chinese Prisoners of Conscience (Chinese Human Rights Defenders, December 9, 2010) – On December 10, Human Rights Day, the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony will celebrate the dedication and personal sacrifices of 2010 laureate (read more…)

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China Human Rights Briefing November 16-23, 2010

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To download this week’s CHRB as a .pdf file, please click here China Human Rights Briefing Weekly November 16-23, 2010 Highlights Little-Known Wuhan Activist Charged with “Subversion of State Power:” CHRD learned this week that Li Tie (李铁), a Wuhan City, Hubei Province-based democracy activist and online freelance writer, has (read more…)

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Subversion Charge against Little-Known Activist Indicates Heightened Crackdown on Dissent in China

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(Chinese Human Rights Defenders, November 22, 2010) CHRD learned last week that Li Tie (李铁), a Wuhan City, Hubei Province-based democracy activist and online freelance writer, has been arrested on charges of “subversion of state power.” The Chinese government has in recent years primarily pursued the charge of “subversion” against (read more…)

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China Human Rights Briefing January 1-15, 2009

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China Human Rights Briefing Reporting human rights development from the grassroots January 1-15, 2009 Please click here for the full China Human Rights Briefing in PDF HIGHLIGHTS As Charter 08 continues to spread across the internet and its signatories and supporters refuse to back down under pressure, Chinese authorities continue (read more…)

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