Liu Jiacai (刘家财)

Liu Jiacai (刘家财)

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Hubei-based democracy activist Liu Jiacai (刘家财) was administratively detained for “disrupting public order” for 10 days in August 2013, but on the day of his release, police criminally detained Liu on suspicion of the more serious criminal charge of “inciting subversion.” Prior to his detention, Liu had posted and shared (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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Ilham Tohti (伊力哈木.土赫提)

Ilham Tohti (伊力哈木.土赫提)

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Beijing police seized Ilham Tohti from his home in January 2014. He was arrested in February on a charge of “splittism” after Xinjiang authorities had held him incommunicado for weeks. In September, Ilham Tohti was tried and sentenced to life imprisonment, in a case rife with human rights and due (read more…)

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Pu Zhiqiang (浦志强)

Pu Zhiqiang (浦志强)

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Pu Zhiqiang is a prominent human rights lawyer and partner at the Huayi Law Firm in Beijing. Police seized Pu on May 4, 2014, after he had attended a private event the previous day commemorating the 1989 Tiananmen Massacre. Pu was arrested just as the legal limit for holding him (read more…)

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China: End Impunity for the 1989 Atrocities and Guarantee Right to Redress

China: End Impunity for the 1989 Atrocities and Guarantee Right to Redress

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On the eve of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen massacre, CHRD urges the Chinese government to end the impunity for gross human rights violations during the 1989 suppression of pro-democracy protests, to stop its suppression of survivors and outspoken critics, to guarantee the victims’ right to obtain redress and (read more…)

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Ren Ziyuan (任自元)

Ren Ziyuan (任自元)

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Ren Ziyuan, born in 1979, was a language and literature teacher at the Zoucheng No. 10 Middle School in Jining, Shandong before he was detained and arrested by the Jining City Public Security Bureau in May 2005 for allegedly trying to form a political party. In 2006, the court claimed (read more…)

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Karma Tsewang (堪布尕玛才旺)

Karma Tsewang (堪布尕玛才旺)

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Karma Tsewang, 38, also known as Khenpo Kartse, is a senior monk from the Gongya Monastery in Nangchen (CH: Nangqian) County in the Yulshul (Yushu) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Qinghai Province. He is very well known among younger Tibetan Buddhists, particularly for his support for environmental protection and his work (read more…)

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Cao Shunli (曹顺利) & Her Legacy

Cao Shunli (曹顺利) & Her Legacy

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Activist Cao Shunli’s death on March 14, 2014, showed the lengths that China’s leaders are willing to go to suppress civil society voices. Cao Shunli unwaveringly pursued the goal to make use of international human rights mechanisms to improve rights conditions in China. As she said: “In China, those involved (read more…)

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Huang Wenxun (黄文勋)

Huang Wenxun (黄文勋)

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From Guangdong Province, Huang Wenxun was arrested in Hubei while on an “advocacy tour” called “Enlightening China,” which was intended to encourage citizen activism and spread democratic ideas and rule of law. The tour, initiated by Huang, began in April 2013 and had stopped at nine cities before arriving at (read more…)

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Zhang Lin (张林)

Zhang Lin (张林)

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Prominent Anhui-based activist Zhang Lin was arrested in a nationwide crackdown on freedom of assembly, association, and expression that began in early 2013. Authorities seized Zhang in apparent retaliation for protests in support of his 10-year-old daughter, Anni Zhang, who was blocked by authorities from attending school in Hefei City. (read more…)

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