Joint Statement on Criminal Detention of Chen Guangcheng

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For immediate release, June 16, 2006 Joint Statement on Criminal Detention of Chen Guangcheng On June 11, Yuan Weijing, wife of human rights defender Chen Guangcheng, was notified by the Linyi City Yinan County Public Security Bureau that her husband had been charged with “deliberate destruction of property” and “gathering (read more…)

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Nanhai farmers abducted by plainclothes officials, trumped up charges likely to follow

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The Network of Chinese Human Rights Defenders For immediate release June 12, 2006 Nanhai farmers abducted by plainclothes officials, trumped up charges likely to follow CRD condemns the abduction of six villagers by men in plainclothes presumed to be security personnel in Sanshan Township, Nanhai, Guangdong Province, on June 8-9, (read more…)

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Revenge on Dongzhou Villagers: Convictions Based on Travesty of Justice

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Joint statement by CRD & Citizens’ Rights Defense Net (gongmin weiquanwang) May 26, 2006 Revenge on Dongzhou Villagers: Convictions Based on Travesty of Justice We condemn the blatantly unfair trials of 19 Dongzhou villagers. The convictions can only be described as retribution by local authorities for the villagers’ long-standing campaign (read more…)

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As Annan arrives in China, families of detained activists ask him to hold China to its commitments to human rights

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CRD Release May 20, 2006 As Annan arrives in China, families of detained activists ask him to hold China to its commitments to human rights On the eve of the arrival of UN Secretary General Kofi Annan in China, the families of three men who are in custody due to (read more…)

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CRD deplores criminalizing free expression, demands release of journalist

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CRD Release, May 16, 2006 CRD deplores criminalizing free expression, demands release of journalist Li Yuanlong CRD has confirmed reports that Li Yuanlong, a journalist at Bijie Daily in Guizhou Province, was tried for “subversion of state power” at the Bijie Intermediate People’s Court on May 11. CRD views the (read more…)

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Vote for the Human Rights Council: Is China Qualified?

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CRD Press Release, May 8, 2006 Vote for the Human Rights Council: Is China Qualified? On May 9, the UN General Assembly will decide in a secret ballot of all member states if China, among other candidates for membership, is qualified to join the new UN Human Rights Council. CRD (read more…)

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Justice Aborted: Violations of Court Procedure in Trial of Internet Writer

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CRD Press Release April 16, 2006 Justice Aborted: Violations of Court Procedure in Trial of Internet Writer The trial of Internet writer Li Jianping constitutes justice aborted. CRD calls on the judiciary to hold a retrial. The Zibo Municipal Intermediate People’s Court put the Internet writer Li Jianping on trial (read more…)

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CRD Urges Fair Trial of Farmer Seeking Redress for Land Loss

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Trial Set to Open on March 20 on Fujian Farmer Detained for Protesting Land Appropriation The trial of farmer Huang Weizhong on “suspicion of gathering crowds to disturb social order” is set to open at the Chengxiang District Court in Putian City, Fujian Procince, on March 20, 2006. The Putian (read more…)

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Police Detain Jilin AIDS Activist for Criminal Investigation, Harassing Others

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People’s Congress in Fear of the People: Police Detain Jilin AIDS Activist for Criminal Investigation, Harassing Others At a time when national affairs are under the spotlight with the annual session of the National People’s Congress (NPC), CRD deplores the harassment and detention of activists involved in seeking redress for (read more…)

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Support PRC Citizens’ Action Challenging Constitutionality of Internet Censorship

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Released on Nov. 13, 2005 (For Chinese, please visit: Article_Show.asp?ArticleID=487) Support PRC Citizens’ Action Challenging Constitutionality of Internet Censorship On November 9, 2005, on the eve of the Information Society World Summit (Geneva, November 10-12 and Tunis, November 16-18, http://www.itu.int/wsis/), a public campaign was kicked off (https://216.55.186.184/web/index.asp) by concerned Chinese (read more…)

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Statement on the Bloodshed at Dongzhou in Shanwei City, Guangdong

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Dear friends and colleagues: Please sign the following open statement and forward it through your mailing lists or list-servers to friends and colleagues, showing your support to this effort to bring to justice those responsible for the Dongzhou killings. Thank you, and happy holidays! CRD Coordinator December 20, 2005 Statement (read more…)

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Villager Tortured and Put on Trial for Protesting Air Pollution

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CRD has learned that, on November 25, 2005, Zhejiang villager Wang Liangping was put on trial for “gathering crowds to harm [others], destroy [property] and rob” in the Nanxi Municipal People’s Court for his role in the April 10, 2005, protest against air pollution produced by a chemical factory in (read more…)

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