[Briefing] NGO Staffers and Xi Jinping Critic Put on Trial While Publisher Detained

[Briefing] NGO Staffers and Xi Jinping Critic Put on Trial While Publisher Detained

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Secret trial of Changsha Funeng NGO workers held on unknown date; police detain publisher Geng Xiaonan and her husband Qin Zhen for “illegal business activity”; outspoken businessman Ren Zhiqiang tried but no verdict pronounced

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全球联盟敦促联合国解决中国人权侵犯

全球联盟敦促联合国解决中国人权侵犯

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全球321个公民社会团体组成的联盟今天发表公开信表示,联合国应紧急建立一个独立的国际机制来解决中国政府的侵犯人权行为。

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Global Coalition Urges UN to Address China’s Human Rights Abuses

Global Coalition Urges UN to Address China’s Human Rights Abuses

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The United Nations should urgently create an independent international mechanism to address the Chinese government’s human rights violations, a global coalition of 321 civil society groups said today in an open letter.

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[Briefing] Crackdown on Free Expression: Blogger, Poet, Activist & Citizen Journalist in Custody

[Briefing] Crackdown on Free Expression: Blogger, Poet, Activist & Citizen Journalist in Custody

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Court Rejects Blogger’s Appeal Against 4-Year Sentence; Missing Poet and his Wife Confirmed to be Under Arrest; Labor Activist Secretly Tried and Sentenced; Citizen Journalist Awaits Appeal Against 9-Year Sentence

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CHRD joins 16 other organizations to call on governments to take concrete measures on China’s National Security Law for Hong Kong

CHRD joins 16 other organizations to call on governments to take concrete measures on China’s National Security Law for Hong Kong

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Together with 16 other organizations, CHRD releases a joint open letter to foreign ministers of over 40 governments, calling for condemnation of the National Security Law in Hong Kong imposed by China’s National People’s Congress.

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[Briefing] Reports of Torture; Teachers Fired for Political Views; Graduate Student Expelled for Online Comments Written Overseas

[Briefing] Reports of Torture; Teachers Fired for Political Views; Graduate Student Expelled for Online Comments Written Overseas

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etails of torture in Chinese detention facilities in 2 HRD cases; mainland teacher fired for comments on Korean War, Hong Kong teachers face retaliation; graduate student expelled for online comments about Nanjing Massacre written while in US.

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[Briefing] NGO Staff Indicted for “Subversion”; Lawyer Detained for Online Speech; Netizen Imprisoned for Using VPN

[Briefing] NGO Staff Indicted for “Subversion”; Lawyer Detained for Online Speech; Netizen Imprisoned for Using VPN

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Changsha prosecutors indicted 3 staff from NGO Changsha Funeng; Ningxia police criminally detained lawyer Ma Wanjun; another activist forcibly disappeared into COVID-19 quarantine; activist to be tried for campaigning for better food safety standards in schools; constitutional law professor Xu Zhangrun dismissed by Tsinghua University

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China: Free Arbitrarily Imprisoned Rights Lawyer Yu Wensheng

China: Free Arbitrarily Imprisoned Rights Lawyer Yu Wensheng

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A Chinese court secretly handed down a four-year prison sentence to lawyer Yu Wensheng for “inciting subversion of state power.” The persecution of Yu Wensheng in reprisal for exercising and defending human rights and the grave injustices involved in this case demand his immediate and unconditional release.

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COVID-19 and Human Rights in China

COVID-19 and Human Rights in China

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Database of Cases CHRD has documented 897 cases involving Chinese Internet users penalized by police for their online speech or information sharing about coronavirus between January 1 and March 26, 2020. The full bilingual Chinese and English list can be found here. Reports/Statements China Must End Discrimination against Hubei Residents (read more…)

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Enforcing Amnesia, China Detained and Intimidated Activists Around 31st Anniversary of Tiananmen Massacre

Enforcing Amnesia, China Detained and Intimidated Activists Around 31st Anniversary of Tiananmen Massacre

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Police in cities across China disappeared, detained, and harassed activists during the period around the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre.

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1989 Student Protester Chen Yunfei Secretly Detained Ahead of Tiananmen Anniversary

1989 Student Protester Chen Yunfei Secretly Detained Ahead of Tiananmen Anniversary

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Chengdu police reportedly took away activist Chen Yunfei from his home in the Wenjiang District on May 31, 2020.

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Poet Wang Zang Detained by Yunnan Police for “Inciting Subversion”

Poet Wang Zang Detained by Yunnan Police for “Inciting Subversion”

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Yunnan police seized poet Wang Zang on May 30, 2020. They accused him of “inciting subversion of state power” and raided his home.

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