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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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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Wang Kouma (王扣玛)

Wang Kouma (王扣玛)

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Shanghai police initially detained Wang Kouma on charges of “gathering a crowd to disturb order of a public place” but then convicted him of “creating a disturbance.” He was held for nearly a year before receiving a hearing, and tried along with fellow activist Wei Qin (魏勤).

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Guo Feixiong (郭飞雄)

Guo Feixiong (郭飞雄)

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Guo Feixiong (also known as Yang Maodong, 杨茂东) is a prominent human rights lawyer from Guangzhou. He was criminally detained in August 2013 and formally arrested a month later in a nationwide crackdown on freedom of assembly, association, and expression that began the previous March. Guo was not allowed access (read more…)

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Liu Ping (刘萍)

Liu Ping (刘萍)

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Liu Ping, a prominent Jiangxi-based activist, was detained in April 2013 as part of a nationwide crackdown on freedom of assembly, association, and expression that began in March of that year. Liu was initially arrested for “inciting subversion of state power,” but local authorities later charged her with three other (read more…)

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Individuals Detained in 2013 Crackdown on Peaceful Assembly, Association & Expression

Individuals Detained in 2013 Crackdown on Peaceful Assembly, Association & Expression

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Beginning in March 2013, Chinese police took into custody dozens of citizens in a crackdown meant to suppress peaceful assembly, association and expression around the country. CHRD confirmed cases of 70 individuals taken into police custody, with 40 of these tried and convicted. Twenty-nine people were released on “bail awaiting (read more…)

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China’s New Leaders Must Confront Hard Truths on Tiananmen

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For nearly a quarter-century, the Chinese government has maintained an impervious approach to the truth about its 1989 military suppression against pro-democracy protests. Authorities have denied responsibility for the massacre and stonewalled public reckoning of the People’s Liberation Army’s use of force that left hundreds, if not thousands, dead and (read more…)

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June 3-4, 2009: 20th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square Massacre – Map & List of Victims

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On the night of June 3-4, 1989, troops of China’s People’s Liberation Army moved into Beijing to crush the pro-democracy demonstrations that began in April of that year. In parks, streets, subway stations, and even hospitals and homes, innocent ordinary Chinese men and women were murdered by their government.

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