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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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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