OPEN LETTER FROM NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS IN SUPPORT OF A TARGETED, GLOBAL EU HUMAN RIGHTS SANCTIONS REGIME

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We, the 90 undersigned organizations dedicated to the promotion of universal human rights and/or the fight against corruption, write to voice our strong support for the Foreign Affairs Council to initiate a process aimed at establishing an EU-wide program for the imposition of targeted sanctions on individuals and entities deemed (read more…)

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Justice & Accountability for Persecuted Lawyers in “709” Crackdown

Justice & Accountability for Persecuted Lawyers in “709” Crackdown

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On this third anniversary of the “709” Crackdown, CHRD calls for perpetrators to be held to account for the Chinese government’s persecution of lawyers.

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China: Free Liu Xia, Justice for Tiananmen Victims

China: Free Liu Xia, Justice for Tiananmen Victims

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On the 29th anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre, CHRD urges China to free Liu Xia. This act would be one way to both end the suppression of truth about the violent crackdown on the 1989 pro-democracy protests and bring about a measure of justice for victims, including her deceased husband, (read more…)

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Small Step Toward Accountability: US Sanctions Chinese Official Over Death of Cao Shunli

Small Step Toward Accountability: US Sanctions Chinese Official Over Death of Cao Shunli

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The US Government has designated Gao Yan (高岩) for sanctions under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act for his role in the death of Chinese activist Cao Shunli in March 2014, while he was the chief of the Chaoyang District Public Security Bureau Branch in Beijing.

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Shan Lihua 单利华

Shan Lihua 单利华

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Shan Lihua 单利华 (Released) *Previously under medical watch Crime: Picking quarrels and provoking trouble Length of Punishment: 27 months Court: Nantong City Gangzha District People’s Court, Jiangsu Province Trial Date: June 28, 2016 Sentencing Date: September 29, 2016 Dates of Detention/Arrest: November 20, 2015 (criminally detained); December 1, 2015 (formally (read more…)

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Wang Jing 王晶

Wang Jing 王晶

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Wang Jing 王晶 *Under medical watch Crime: Picking quarrels and provoking trouble Length of Punishment: 4 years and 10 months Court: Jilin City Chuanying District People’s Court, Jilin Province Trial Date: April 20, 2016 Sentencing Date: April 20, 2016 Dates of Detention/Arrest: March 9, 2014 (criminally detained); April 4, 2014 (read more…)

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Li Yuhan (李昱函)

Li Yuhan (李昱函)

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Li Yuhan (李昱函) *Under medical watch Criminal charge: Picking quarrels and provoking trouble Length of Punishment:  Court:  Trial Date:  Sentencing Date:  Dates of Detention/Arrest: October 9, 2017 (detained); November 15, 2017 (formally arrested) Date of Birth: October 9, 1957 Medical conditions: Atrial fibrillation arrhythmia, coronary heart disease, unstable angina, hyperthyroidism, acute erosive (read more…)

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Li Xiaoling (李小玲)

Li Xiaoling (李小玲)

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Li Xiaoling 李小玲 (released on suspended sentence) *Previously under medical watch Crime: Picking quarrels and provoking trouble Length of Punishment: 3 years, suspended for 5 years Court: Zhuhai City Xiangzhou District Court Trial Date: November 14, 2018 Sentencing Date: November 27, 2018 Dates of Detention/Arrest: June 4, 2017 (detained); August 8, (read more…)

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Justice for Cao Shunli: Sanctions Sought to Hold Chinese Officials Accountable for Torture

Justice for Cao Shunli: Sanctions Sought to Hold Chinese Officials Accountable for Torture

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On the fourth anniversary of Cao Shunli’s, CHRD again calls for justice for her, urging the US government to use the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act to hold accountable those responsible for her torture and death.

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CHRD Demands Accountability & Justice for Victims of Torture

CHRD Demands Accountability & Justice for Victims of Torture

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For International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, CHRD demands that China live up to its obligations contained in the UN Convention against Torture, including to investigate allegations of torture by state agents and provide compensation, rehabilitation, and redress to victims.

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Free 1989 Pro-Democracy Figures Incarcerated Today for Keeping Up Fight for Justice

Free 1989 Pro-Democracy Figures Incarcerated Today for Keeping Up Fight for Justice

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CHRD calls for freedom for participants in the 1989 protests who are currently in detention or prison for continuing their advocacy for human rights, rule of law, and democratic reforms.

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Hada (哈达)

Hada (哈达)

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Hada (哈达) (released) *Previously under medical watch Crime: Separatism & espionage Length of Punishment: 15 years Court: Hohhot Intermediate People’s Court, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Trial Date: November 11, 1996 Sentencing Date: November 11, 1996 Dates of Detention/Arrest: December 10, 1995 (detained); March 9, 1996 (arrested); December 9, 2014 (released)   Date (read more…)

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