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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Su Changlan Named 2017 Recipient of Cao Shunli Memorial Award for Human Rights Defenders

Su Changlan Named 2017 Recipient of Cao Shunli Memorial Award for Human Rights Defenders

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Activist Su Changlan, detained in Guangdong since October 2014, has been named the third recipient of the Cao Shunli Memorial Award.

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“人权小额资助”2017年度启事

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“人权小额资助”项目旨在为遭受人权侵犯的受害者(尤其是人权捍卫者)提供寻求司法救济的法律援助; 为受到迫害的人权捍卫者提供人道援助; 并支持倡导人权的民间社团行动,培植和推广公民社会理念与实践,推进政府透明和有责必追。本项目同时致力于推动中国政府落实包括《世界人权宣言》和中国政府已经加入的各项国际人权公约,并促使国内法的制订和实施符合国际人权标准,以实现所有人在政治、经济、社会、文化等方面的基本人权得到保障。

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China: Investigate Torture Allegations of Detained Lawyer Xie Yang, Hold Torturers Accountable

China: Investigate Torture Allegations of Detained Lawyer Xie Yang, Hold Torturers Accountable

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CHRD calls on the Chinese government to promptly and impartially investigate torture allegations made by detained human rights lawyer Xie Yang (谢阳), and reiterates our persistent demand for the unconditional and immediate release of all incarcerated rights lawyers.

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China: Release Activist Chen Yunfei, End Persecution of Free Expression

China: Release Activist Chen Yunfei, End Persecution of Free Expression

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China must immediately and unconditionally release human rights defender Chen Yunfei (陈云飞) instead of putting Chen on trial, which is scheduled for December 26 at the Wuhou District Court in Chengdu. The court notified his lawyer, Liu Zhengqing (刘正清), that Chen will stand trial on the charge of “picking quarrels (read more…)

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China: Free Rights Lawyer Jiang Tianyong, Investigate His Enforced Disappearance and Torture

China: Free Rights Lawyer Jiang Tianyong, Investigate His Enforced Disappearance and Torture

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After forcibly disappearing the human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong for 25 days, Chinese authorities finally confirmed that he is in police custody under “compulsory criminal measures.” CHRD asks the Chinese government to immediately release Jiang Tianyong, on the grounds that his detention is clearly arbitrary.

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China Must Release Jiang Tianyong, Liu Feiyue & Huang Qi, Honor Commitment Made at UN to Protect Rights

China Must Release Jiang Tianyong, Liu Feiyue & Huang Qi, Honor Commitment Made at UN to Protect Rights

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CHRD urges the Chinese government to release three prominent civil society leaders whose cases of deprived liberty further signal the escalation of President Xi Jinping’s crackdown on human rights activism.

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A Mid-term Assessment of China’s Implementation of 2013 UPR Recommendations

A Mid-term Assessment of China’s Implementation of 2013 UPR Recommendations

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Three years after the October 2013 UPR review of China, Chinese NGOs have released a report assessing China’s implementation of the recommendations put forward by UN Member States. The report finds large discrepancies between the government’s promises and its actions. Human rights conditions and safeguards in China have slightly improved (read more…)

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UN Member States: Vote “No” and End China’s Membership on UN Human Rights Council

UN Member States: Vote “No” and End China’s Membership on UN Human Rights Council

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CHRD urges UN Member States to vote against China’s re-election to the Human Rights Council on October 28 at the UN headquarters in New York. States should vote according to international human rights standards, and take into consideration China’s rapidly deteriorating human rights situation.

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China: Overturn Unjust Verdict & Release Lawyer Xia Lin

China: Overturn Unjust Verdict & Release Lawyer Xia Lin

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CHRD denounces the Chinese government’s politically-motivated punishment of human rights lawyer Xia Lin, who was sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment on trumped-up charges on September 22.  

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