China: End Enforced Disappearances & Provide Redress to Victims

China: End Enforced Disappearances & Provide Redress to Victims

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Since President Xi Jinping took power, Chinese authorities have stepped up the practice of forcibly disappearing human rights lawyers and other rights defenders. On the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearance, CHRD urges the government to end the use of enforced disappearance to persecute those they want to (read more…)

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G20 Heads of State Must Not Ignore China’s Worsening Human Rights

G20 Heads of State Must Not Ignore China’s Worsening Human Rights

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Foreign heads of state at the G20 Summit in Hangzhou in September can advance a goal of building economic cooperation by raising human rights concerns with Chinese leaders, just as China’s government is perpetuating the worst human rights crackdown in the country since 1989.

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China: End Show Trials, Free Human Rights Lawyers & Other Defenders

China: End Show Trials, Free Human Rights Lawyers & Other Defenders

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Last week’s televised “confessions” and swift convictions of human rights lawyers and activists for “subversion” have dashed any hope for rule of law reforms under Xi Jinping’s reign. Chinese authorities’ handling of the lawyers and activists rounded up since last July have broken numerous Chinese legal provisions and international human (read more…)

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Secrecy Shrouding “709” Detainees Pre-empts “Fairness” of Trial

Secrecy Shrouding “709” Detainees Pre-empts “Fairness” of Trial

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Four rights defenders held incommunicado for over one year may face imminent trials at the Tianjin No. 2 Intermediate People’s Court on charges of “subversion of state power.” The trials may begin as soon as Monday, August 1, according to unconfirmed information CHRD received. Chinese authorities have failed to notify (read more…)

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敦促中国政府:释放人权律师,尊重法治

敦促中国政府:释放人权律师,尊重法治

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在史无前例的对中国人权律师大抓捕一周年之际,“人权捍卫者”呼吁中国政府释放19名仍然在押的人士。同时,中国政府愈加严厉地压制依法行使基本人权,违犯中国自己的法律和宪法以及国际人权准则,我们呼吁当局立即停止这种打压。

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China: Free Rights Lawyers, Respect Rule of Law

China: Free Rights Lawyers, Respect Rule of Law

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Marking the anniversary of an unprecedented crackdown on rights lawyers in China, CHRD calls for the release of the 19 individuals still detained and an end to the government’s escalating persecution of legitimate exercise of fundamental human rights, in violation of Chinese laws, its constitution, and international human rights standards.

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China: End Impunity for Torture & Provide Justice for Victims

China: End Impunity for Torture & Provide Justice for Victims

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To mark the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, CHRD reiterates calls for the Chinese government to end impunity for torturers and injustice for victims of torture. China has failed to live up to its obligations as outlined in the international Convention against Torture, including Article 14, under (read more…)

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China Should Protect Socio-Economic Rights Defenders’ Civil & Political Rights

China Should Protect Socio-Economic Rights Defenders’ Civil & Political Rights

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As the US-China Strategic & Economic Dialogue opens in Beijing on June 6, the US should use this opportunity to push for the Chinese government to end its persecution of human rights defenders who promote social and economic rights. These HRDs should be allowed to play an essential role in (read more…)

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Keeping June 4th Memories Alive: Q&A With Members of China’s “Post-1990s” Generation

Keeping June 4th Memories Alive: Q&A With Members of China’s “Post-1990s” Generation

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Since 1989, the Chinese Communist Party has enforced a policy of denial about the 1989 Tiananmen protests and their violent suppression. Authorities have suppressed demands by victims’ families for justice and any efforts to commemorate those who died when government troops opened fire on peaceful protesters. The government has scrubbed (read more…)

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China: Investigate Alleged Torture of Detained Rights Defender Yin Xu’an

China: Investigate Alleged Torture of Detained Rights Defender Yin Xu’an

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CHRD calls for an independent investigation into the alleged torture of human rights defender Yin Xu’an (尹旭安), who has been detained in retaliation for his rights advocacy work since July 2015. Authorities only allowed Yin his first lawyer visit this week, after holding him incommunicado for over nine months. During (read more…)

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Alert: Two Activists Sentenced to Prison for Peaceful Rallies

Alert: Two Activists Sentenced to Prison for Peaceful Rallies

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Two Chinese activists have been convicted and sentenced to prison in Hubei Province on May 9, 2016. Yuan Bing received four years and Yuan Xiaohua received three years over peaceful rallies that they attended in 2013. The Chibi City People’s Court convicted them on charges of “picking quarrels and provoking (read more…)

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Political Prisoner Yang Maodong’s Health Deteriorating, Family Seek Urgent Action to Save His Life

Political Prisoner Yang Maodong’s Health Deteriorating, Family Seek Urgent Action to Save His Life

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The health of imprisoned activist Yang Maodong (杨茂东) has worsened to the point where his life may be in danger without prompt and proper medical treatment, according to his sister. Her alarming observations come less than a month after CHRD sent an update to UN human rights experts about Yang’s (read more…)

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