COVID-19 and Human Rights in China

COVID-19 and Human Rights in China

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Database of Cases CHRD has documented 897 cases involving Chinese Internet users penalized by police for their online speech or information sharing about coronavirus between January 1 and March 26, 2020. The full bilingual Chinese and English list can be found here. Reports/Statements China Must End Discrimination against Hubei Residents (read more…)

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Police Take Away Journalist Jiang Xue After Her Article Mourning Dr. Li Wenliang

Police Take Away Journalist Jiang Xue After Her Article Mourning Dr. Li Wenliang

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Xi’an Police seized prominent journalist Jiang Xue on May 18. Her whereabouts and the criminal charges against her are unknown.

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Police Detain Citizen Journalist Zhang Zhan, Who Reported on COVID-19 in Wuhan

Police Detain Citizen Journalist Zhang Zhan, Who Reported on COVID-19 in Wuhan

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Shanghai police criminally detained citizen journalist and activist Zhang Zhan on May 15, 2020, on suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble.” She had been reporting from Wuhan since February about the coronavirus pandemic.

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Grant a Dying Mother’s Wish

Grant a Dying Mother’s Wish

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By Frances Eve | The Chinese government has treated Huang Qi and Pu Wenqing with utter disregard for their human rights and human dignity. It should take a first step to right the wrong by granting this dying woman her wish and let her see her son.

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Veteran Activists Imprisoned and Detained for Online Speech

Veteran Activists Imprisoned and Detained for Online Speech

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Chinese police persecuted two HRDs for their online speech. Hunan activist Liu Yanli received a four-year prison sentence on April 22 and former prisoner of conscience Xie Wenfei was criminally detained on April 29.

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Chinese Authorities Threaten COVID-19 Victims & Families Seeking Compensation

Chinese Authorities Threaten COVID-19 Victims & Families Seeking Compensation

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Chinese police intimidated and harassed potential plaintiffs in litigation against Wuhan and Hubei governments for failure to release vital information about the novel coronavirus in a timely manner, which resulted in deaths and damages.

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Retired Professor Arrested for Calling COVID-19 “CCP Virus”

Retired Professor Arrested for Calling COVID-19 “CCP Virus”

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Beijing police formally arrested retired professor Chen Zhaozhi on April 14 for “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” over his online speech about the COVID-19 pandemic.

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China Detains Three Youths for Documenting Censored Information about COVID-19

China Detains Three Youths for Documenting Censored Information about COVID-19

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Three young volunteers of “Terminus2049” Github website documenting censored news and information about COVID-19, Chen Mei (陈玫), Cai Wei (蔡伟), and Cai’s girlfriend Xiao Tang (小唐) went missing on April 19, 2020 and later confirmed detained by Beijing police, according to their family, friends and employers.

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中国必须结束在抗疫期间对湖北居民和非洲移民的歧视

中国必须结束在抗疫期间对湖北居民和非洲移民的歧视

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中国政府必须采取有效措施,停止对湖北居民和非洲移民的歧视。这种歧视性的待遇已违反了中国法律和国际人权法。

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Reprisals against Human Rights & Democracy Activists During COVID-19, Mainland China, Hong Kong

Reprisals against Human Rights & Democracy Activists During COVID-19, Mainland China, Hong Kong

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Beijing Filmmaker Forcibly Disappeared on “Inciting Subversion” Likely for Making Documentary about Xu Zhiyong; Hubei Woman Arrested After Neighborhood Protest Against Price Hikes in Lockdown; Hong Kong Police Arrest 15 Democracy Leaders in Connection to 2019 Protests

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China Must End Discrimination against Hubei Residents and African Migrants in the Context of Containing Pandemic

China Must End Discrimination against Hubei Residents and African Migrants in the Context of Containing Pandemic

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The Chinese government must take effective steps to end discrimination against Hubei residents and African migrants. Discriminatory mistreatment violates Chinese law and international human rights law.

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“一个健康的社会不应该只有一个声音” – 中国政府必须结束针对网络疫情言论的打压 

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(人权捍卫者网络CHRD — 2020年4月1日)中国政府必须释放被羁押的公民记者和直言不讳的批评者,并结束自新冠肺炎爆发以来对网络言论自由的新一轮镇压。中国当局打着抗击新型冠状病毒的幌子,通过屏蔽独立报导、疫情信息共享和对政府应对措施的批评意见,加大了对网络言论信息的压制力度。攻击性的网络警巡和侵入性的在线监测,在政府最初掩盖疫情和阻碍重要信息流通方面发挥了关键作用,也造成了对紧急应变的严重延误和生命损失。

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