Phurbu Tsering Rinpoche (普布泽仁仁波切)

Phurbu Tsering Rinpoche (普布泽仁仁波切)

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Phurbu Tsering Rinpoche 普布泽仁仁波切 (released) *Previously under medical watch Crime: Illegally owning guns and explosives Length of Punishment: 8.5 years Court: Dartsedo (Ch: Kangding) County Intermediate People’s Court, Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province Trial Date: April 29, 2009 Sentencing Date: December 23, 2009 Dates of Detention/Arrest: May 18, 2008 (detained); arrest date unknown; (read more…)

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Liu Xia (刘霞)

Liu Xia (刘霞)

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Liu Xia 刘霞 [released] *Previously under medical watch Crime: N/A Length of Punishment: N/A Court: N/A Trial Date: N/A Sentencing Date: N/A Dates of Detention/Arrest: October 11, 2010 (house arrest); Released on July 10, 2018 (flew to Berlin, Germany) Date of Birth: April 1, 1961 Medical condition(s): Unknown heart condition, (read more…)

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Huang Qi (黄琦)

Huang Qi (黄琦)

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Huang Qi 黄琦 *Under medical watch Current Detention Criminal charges: Illegally providing state secrets to foreign entities, Intentionally leaking state secrets Length of Punishment: 12 years (3 years for intentially leaking state secrets) and 11 years for (illegally providing state secrest to foreign entities) Court: Mianyang City Intermediate Court Trial Date: (read more…)

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Yin Xu’an (尹旭安)

Yin Xu’an (尹旭安)

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Yin Xu’an   尹旭安 (released) *Previously under medical watch Crime: Picking quarrels and provoking trouble Length of Punishment: 3.5 years Court: Daye City People’s Court, Hubei Trial Date: September 13, 2016 Sentencing Date: May 27, 2017 Dates of Detention/Arrest: July 28, 2015 (detention); September 26, 2015 (arrest); December 27, 2018 (read more…)

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Lü Gengsong (吕耿松)

Lü Gengsong (吕耿松)

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Lü Gengsong   吕耿松 *Under medical watch Crime: Subversion of state power Length of Punishment: 11 years Court: Hangzhou City Intermediate People’s Court, Zhejiang Province Trial Date: September 29, 2015 Sentencing Date: June 14, 2016 Dates of Detention/Arrest: July 7, 2014 (detained); August 13, 2014 (arrested) Verdict: Zhejiang Province Hangzhou (read more…)

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Ji Sizun (纪斯尊)

Ji Sizun (纪斯尊)

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Ji Sizun   纪斯尊 (deceased) Previously under medical watch* Crime: Gathering a crowd to disrupt order of a public place & picking quarrels and provoking troubles Length of Punishment: 4.5 years Court: Minhou County People’s Court, Fujian Province Trial Date: December 15, 2015 Sentencing Date: April 18, 2016 Dates of Detention/Arrest: (read more…)

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[CHRB] 10 Activists Criminally Detained for Memorializing June 4th (6/3-6/8, 2016)

[CHRB] 10 Activists Criminally Detained for Memorializing June 4th (6/3-6/8, 2016)

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Police criminally detained 10 activists before the 27-year anniversary of June 4th, as Chinese citizens continue to face persecution for commemorating the crushing of the 1989 pro-democracy movement. Beginning on May 27, activists Li Meiqing, Li Wei, Liang Taiping, Lu Fuhai, Luo Yaling, Ma Qing, Ma Xinli, Xu Caihong, Zhang (read more…)

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Keeping June 4th Memories Alive: Q&A With Members of China’s “Post-1990s” Generation

Keeping June 4th Memories Alive: Q&A With Members of China’s “Post-1990s” Generation

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Since 1989, the Chinese Communist Party has enforced a policy of denial about the 1989 Tiananmen protests and their violent suppression. Authorities have suppressed demands by victims’ families for justice and any efforts to commemorate those who died when government troops opened fire on peaceful protesters. The government has scrubbed (read more…)

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#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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Hu Shigen 胡石根

Hu Shigen 胡石根

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Hu Shigen 胡石根 *Under medical watch Crime: Subversion of state power Length of Punishment: 7.5 years Court: Tianjin Municipal No. 2 Intermediate People’s Court Trial Date: August 3, 2016 Sentencing Date: August 3, 2016 Dates of Detention/Arrest: July 10, 2015 (detained); January 8, 2016 (arrested) Date of Birth: November 14, (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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