#RememberJune4th: Former 1989 Participants Currently Detained/Jailed for Continued Rights Activism

#RememberJune4th: Former 1989 Participants Currently Detained/Jailed for Continued Rights Activism

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27 years after the Chinese government’s bloody suppression of the pro-democracy movement, a number of participants in the 1989 movement are currently detained or in prison for continuing their advocacy for human rights and democratic reforms. These individuals played leadership roles or joined the protests in 1989 as young students, (read more…)

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End Violence Against Human Rights Lawyers

End Violence Against Human Rights Lawyers

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Since President Xi Jinping came to power in March 2013, there has been a new surge in incidents of violent assaults against human rights lawyers in retaliation for their professional work defending clients in politically “sensitive” cases involving persecuted activists and religious or ethnic minorities. Physical violence by police or (read more…)

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Individuals Affected by July 9 Crackdown on Rights Lawyers

Individuals Affected by July 9 Crackdown on Rights Lawyers

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Massive police operations targeting human right lawyers and coordinated by the Ministry of Public Security began on July 9 across China. The following is a list of detentions, including “residential surveillance” in unknown locations, disappearances (police custody in unknown location for more than 24 hours), and those released after summons (read more…)

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Individuals Detained in Mainland China for Supporting Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Protests

Individuals Detained in Mainland China for Supporting Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Protests

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A number of Chinese citizens have faced reprisals for supporting the Hong Kong protests for universal suffrage, which began in September 2014. The occupation of several areas in the territory, including parts of its financial and political center, has inspired many Chinese on the mainland. To date, CHRD has documented (read more…)

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Watch List of Detainees and Prisoners of Conscience in Need of Medical Attention

Watch List of Detainees and Prisoners of Conscience in Need of Medical Attention

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CHRD launched the Medical Watch List on June 26 to mark the UN’s International Day of Support of Victims of Torture. There are 11 cases of currently detained or imprisoned individuals who suffer from deteriorating health and have been deprived of adequate medical treatment and denied release on medical grounds. (read more…)

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急需获释就医的良心犯(部分名单, 包括一名被软禁人士;将继续添加)

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剥夺身患疾病的在押良心犯的医疗健康权是危及他们生命的一种酷刑。拒绝为他们提供充足的治疗违犯了中国法律的有关规定和国际人权标准,比如,《禁止酷刑和其它残忍、有损人格或非人道待遇或惩罚公约》,《公民政治权利国际公约》,以及《囚犯待遇基本原则》。 联合国《经济社会文化权利国际公约》委员会在2014年5月审议中国后得出的“结论性意见”里,对他们所获悉的剥夺在押维权人士和律师医疗健康权的情况表示关注,这种剥夺成了当局报复这些人士的一种手段;委员会要求中国保障这些人士“在任何情况下能得到充分的康复治疗”。

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Individuals Affected by Government Crackdown Around 25th Anniversary of Tiananmen Massacre

Individuals Affected by Government Crackdown Around 25th Anniversary of Tiananmen Massacre

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Two months before the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre, authorities in China began detaining, disappearing, questioning, and intimidating Chinese dissidents, human rights lawyers and activists, journalists, and others. Many of the targeted individuals took part in the pro-democracy demonstrations in the spring of 1989. CHRD has documented 152 individuals (read more…)

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Individuals Detained in Crackdown on Peaceful Assembly, Association & Expression

Individuals Detained in Crackdown on Peaceful Assembly, Association & Expression

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Since March 2013, Chinese police have taken into custody dozens of citizens in a crackdown meant to suppress peaceful assembly, association and expression around the country. To date, 70 individuals in total were taken into police custody, with 37 tried and convicted, of whom 15 are still serving their prison (read more…)

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Chen Guangcheng: A Special Bulletin – Updates on Situation of Chen Guangcheng & His Family Members, Relatives & Supporters Since Chen’s Flight for Freedom

Chen Guangcheng: A Special Bulletin – Updates on Situation of Chen Guangcheng & His Family Members, Relatives & Supporters Since Chen’s Flight for Freedom

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Chen Guangcheng (陈光诚), a rural “barefoot lawyer” and activist from Linyi City, Shandong Province, escaped from illegal house arrest in Dongshigu Village on April 22, 2012. On an ongoing basis ever since, CHRD has confirmed retaliatory acts by authorities against Chen’s relatives and supporters.

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Individuals Affected by Crackdown on Civil Society Following Call for “Jasmine Revolution”

Individuals Affected by Crackdown on Civil Society Following Call for “Jasmine Revolution”

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CHRD has documented a total of 52 individuals who the Chinese government has criminally detained since mid-February of 2011 as part of the crackdown after anonymous calls for “Jasmine Revolution” rallies first appeared online in China.

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