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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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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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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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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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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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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Tiananmen Massacre: Citizens Continue to Press for Truth and Justice Despite Suppression

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For more than two decades, the Chinese government has pursued a policy of denial and silence regarding the 1989 Tiananmen Massacre: discussion of the massacre is widely censored, and there has been neither an investigation nor an apology. But many Chinese have refused to forget the tragedy despite government suppression (read more…)

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