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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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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