Sham Trial of Activist Wu Gan Targets Free Expression

Sham Trial of Activist Wu Gan Targets Free Expression

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The Chinese government must release activist Wu Gan immediately and unconditionally. Its persecution of Wu, including his trial on August 14, punishes him for his exercise of free speech and peaceful assembly.

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Hold Xi Jinping Accountable for Liu Xiaobo’s Death in Custody, Free Liu Xia

Hold Xi Jinping Accountable for Liu Xiaobo’s Death in Custody, Free Liu Xia

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We mourn the death of Liu Xiaobo, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate, writer, and prisoner of conscience. Liu passed away from multiple organ failure today under police custody. CHRD urges the international community to do everything possible to free Liu Xia, Liu Xiaobo’s wife and the love of his life.

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End 2-Year Crackdown on Lawyers, Hold Chinese Government Accountable

End 2-Year Crackdown on Lawyers, Hold Chinese Government Accountable

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The ongoing persecution of Chinese human rights lawyers, seen most explicitly in the “709 Crackdown,” testifies to the government’s defiance of international human rights standards and its disregard for its own Constitution and laws.

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Free Liu Xiaobo, Allow Him to Choose Doctors & Treatment

Free Liu Xiaobo, Allow Him to Choose Doctors & Treatment

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The Chinese government must free Liu Xiaobo, allow him to reunite with his family, and ensure he immediately receives medical treatment by doctors—and in the location—of his own choosing.

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CHRD Demands Accountability & Justice for Victims of Torture

CHRD Demands Accountability & Justice for Victims of Torture

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For International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, CHRD demands that China live up to its obligations contained in the UN Convention against Torture, including to investigate allegations of torture by state agents and provide compensation, rehabilitation, and redress to victims.

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Add Pressure on China to End Torture: Stand with Victims

Add Pressure on China to End Torture: Stand with Victims

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President Xi Jinping has completely ignored China’s domestic laws and international treaty obligations prohibiting torture. We have heard heartbreaking details about human rights lawyers being tortured by police. The apparent aim was to extract confessions and to punish them for defending human rights. Hundreds of Chinese citizens have signed a (read more…)

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呼吁中国政府释放那些为公义抗争、再次身系囹圄的八九民运人士

呼吁中国政府释放那些为公义抗争、再次身系囹圄的八九民运人士

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在中国当局血腥镇压“六四”民主运动的28年后,很多八九民运的参与者因为持续倡导人权、法治和民主改革,被剥夺人身自由。他(她)们当中有些人在当年起到了领头作用,有些则以年轻学生、教授、记者、作家或工人身份加入北京和全国各地的示威游行。有些人因为参与那场民主运动当时就被判刑监禁。获释后,他(她)仍然继续从事推动民主和人权的活动。这些八九民运参与者受到的刑罚通常比其他人严苛,因为中国当局认为这些人是有政治企图的累犯、有意图挑战其一党专制的合法性。

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Free 1989 Pro-Democracy Figures Incarcerated Today for Keeping Up Fight for Justice

Free 1989 Pro-Democracy Figures Incarcerated Today for Keeping Up Fight for Justice

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CHRD calls for freedom for participants in the 1989 protests who are currently in detention or prison for continuing their advocacy for human rights, rule of law, and democratic reforms.

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Draft Intelligence Law Portends Further Squeeze on China’s Civil Society

Draft Intelligence Law Portends Further Squeeze on China’s Civil Society

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Provisions in China’s new draft intelligence law, if adopted in their current form, would further tighten control over civil society organizations, both domestic and international, and which already are under assault as “hostile forces” that threaten “national security.”

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China Must Drop All Charges Against Lawyer Xie Yang

China Must Drop All Charges Against Lawyer Xie Yang

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CHRD calls on the Chinese government to drop all charges against human rights lawyer Xie Yang. He has reportedly been released on bail following a May 8 show trial. The rights violations against Xie, from his alleged torture in detention to interferences to his access to lawyers of his own (read more…)

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Earth Day: China Must Protect Human Rights To Effectively Protect the Environment

Earth Day: China Must Protect Human Rights To Effectively Protect the Environment

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The Chinese government must protect human rights to make meaningful progress in environmental protection. Basic rights like freedom of expression, assembly, association and press are fundamental to any genuine attempt to effectively respond to serious threats to the environment and public health, CHRD said today, to mark this year’s Earth (read more…)

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Alert: Trial & Verdict Announcements in 4 Cases at End of March

Alert: Trial & Verdict Announcements in 4 Cases at End of March

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Human rights defenders Su Changlan, Chen Qitang, Chen Yunfei, and Xia Lin face court hearings on March 30-31 as authorities continue the government’s political persecution of rights activists and lawyers.

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