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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Chen Guangcheng: A Special Bulletin – Updates on Situation of Chen Guangcheng & His Family Members, Relatives & Supporters Since Chen’s Flight for Freedom

Chen Guangcheng: A Special Bulletin – Updates on Situation of Chen Guangcheng & His Family Members, Relatives & Supporters Since Chen’s Flight for Freedom

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Chen Guangcheng (陈光诚), a rural “barefoot lawyer” and activist from Linyi City, Shandong Province, escaped from illegal house arrest in Dongshigu Village on April 22, 2012. On an ongoing basis ever since, CHRD has confirmed retaliatory acts by authorities against Chen’s relatives and supporters.

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Individuals Affected by Crackdown on Civil Society Following Call for “Jasmine Revolution”

Individuals Affected by Crackdown on Civil Society Following Call for “Jasmine Revolution”

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CHRD has documented a total of 52 individuals who the Chinese government has criminally detained since mid-February of 2011 as part of the crackdown after anonymous calls for “Jasmine Revolution” rallies first appeared online in China.

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Zhu Yufu (朱虞夫)

Zhu Yufu (朱虞夫)

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A veteran Democracy Wall activist in the 1970s, Zhu was taken away by police in Zhejiang Province in March of 2011, and criminally detained on suspicion of “inciting subversion of state power.” In July, his wife appealed to authorities to release Zhu on bail due to his longstanding poor health, (read more…)

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Yang Tongyan (杨同彦)

Yang Tongyan (杨同彦)

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Yang Tongyan (pen name: Yang Tianshui, 杨天水) is a dissident writer and member of the Independent Chinese PEN Center, and has published numerous political essays online. Since 2006, Tang has been serving another sentence in Nanjing Prison for “subversion of state power” for his role in organizing the China Democracy (read more…)

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Xie Fulin (谢福林)

Xie Fulin (谢福林)

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In July of 2009, police officers in Changsha City, Hunan Province took Xie Fulin away for “investigation,” and the next month he was criminally detained on suspicion of “stealing electricity” and formally arrested. Sentenced to 6 years in prison, Xie has suffered from serious illnesses that have gone poorly treated (read more…)

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Twenty-Two Years after Tiananmen Massacre, Worst Repression in a Generation

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  No Justice for Past Atrocities, No Guarantee of Human Rights (Chinese Human Rights Defenders, June 2, 2011) – As the world watches and reacts to the events of the Arab Spring unfolding across the Middle East and North Africa, commentators are drawing parallels to the Chinese pro-democracy movement of (read more…)

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Wang Yonghang (王永航)

Wang Yonghang (王永航)

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Wang Yonghang, a human rights lawyer fighting on behalf of Falun Gong practitioners since 2007, was barred from renewing his license in May 2008 but kept providing legal assistance to practitioners. In July 2009, Wang was taken into police custody and brutally beaten, causing a permanent injury.

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