China Human Rights Briefing March 21-29, 2006

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China Human Rights Briefing (March 21-29, 2006) March 29: Bulletin on Petitioners & Hunger Strikers – Forced Disappearances, Detention, and Arrests (In brackets are the date when the individual was first detained/disappeared and the location, where known) Forced disappearances: Qi Zhiyong (Feb. 16, Beijing), Ouyang Xiaorong (Feb. 16, Beijing). (Hu (read more…)

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China Human Rights Briefing March 13-20, 2006

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China Human Rights Briefing (March 13-20, 2006) March 20: Trial of Fujian Farmer who Protested Land Appropriation Opens The trial of farmer Huang Weizhong on “suspicion of gathering crowds to disturb social order” was scheduled to open at the Chengxiang District Court in Putian City, Fujian Province, today, March 20, (read more…)

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China Human Rights Briefing March 6-13, 2006

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China Human Rights Briefing (March 6-13, 2006) March 13: Bulletin on Petitioners and Hunger Strikers Missing, in Custody, or Detained (Date and location are bracketed in when the individual was first detained/disappeared) Still missing: Hu Jia (Feb. 16, Beijing), Qi Zhiyong (Feb. 16, Beijing), Ouyang Xiaorong (Feb. 16, Beijing). In (read more…)

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China Human Rights Briefing February 27 – March 5, 2006

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China Human Rights Briefing (February 27 – March 5, 2006) March 5: Rural Land Rights Activist Facing Trial Huang Weizhong, male, 46, a farmer from a village in Putian City, Fujian Province, who led hundreds of people in protests against low levels of compensation for expropriation of farm land, may (read more…)

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China Human Rights Briefing February 20 – 26, 2006

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China Human Rights Briefing (February 20 – 26, 2006) February 21: NPC Plans to Pass Illegal Behaviors Correction Law (Weifa xingwei jiuzheng fa) to Reform RETL System The NPC plans to pass this new law at its annual Congress in March to enact reforms to the controversial system of administrative (read more…)

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China Human Rights Briefing February 13-19, 2006

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China Human Rights Briefing (February 13-19, 2006) February 13-15: After Clash, Police Intimidation in East Shigu Village, Linyi Continues After the clash between local officials and villagers protesting against Chen Guangcheng’s prolonged house arrest under “residential surveillance” and the detention of villager Chen Hua, police continued intimidating and detaining villagers. (read more…)

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China Human Rights Briefing February 4-14, 2006

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China Human Rights Briefing (February 4-14, 2006) Feb. 4-13: Police Crackdown on Villagers Protesting Blind Activist’s Prolonged House Arrest On February 2, 2006, Chen Hua, a neighbor and relative of Chen Guangcheng, protested about the unlawful detention of Chen Guangcheng to the security guards in front of the latter’s house (read more…)

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China Human Rights Briefing January 31-February 4, 2006

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China Human Rights Briefing (January 31-February 4, 2006) January 31: Released Rights Activist Subjected to Close Surveillance, Publicizing Torture of Taishi Villager while in Detention The activist Yang Maodong (known as Guo Feixiong), who was released on December 27, 2005, after being detained for 106 days without charge, reported on (read more…)

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China Human Rights Briefing January 24 – 29, 2006

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China Human Rights Briefing (January 24 – 29, 2006) 1. After 35 Days’ Detention, Nanjing Writer Yang Tianshui Formally Arrested The sister of Yang Tianshui received notification from authorities on January 27, 2006, confirming that Yang was formally arrested on January 20. The notification was issued by Zhengjiang City Public (read more…)

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