Caso Peng Shuai. Comissão dos Direitos Humanos do PE diz que “é inaceitável que os Jogos Olímpicos sejam na China”

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Originally published by Expresso on 2 December, 2021  A acusação de abuso sexual feita pela tenista Peng Shuai a um ex-vice-primeiro-ministro obriga a comunidade internacional a olhar para os direitos humanos na China. O das mulheres em especial. Houve progressos, mas preveem-se recuos com Xi Jinping. A Comissão dos Direitos (read more…)

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China holding people under secret residential surveillance system

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Originally published by New Delhi on 29 December, 2021  Campaigners say China has ‘systematised arbitrary and secret detention’ by holding thousands of people under ‘Residential Surveillance at a Designated Location’ (RSDL), Al Jazeera reported. Spain-based rights group Safeguard Defenders say that as many as 27,208 to 56,963 people have gone (read more…)

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Concerns grow for health of rights lawyer, dissident detained in Xiamen crackdown

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Originally published by RFA on 27 December, 2021  Legal scholar Xu Zhiyong (L) and human rights lawyer Ding Jiaxi are shown in undated photos.RFA Two years after a Chinese human rights lawyer was detained on suspicion of “subversion” for taking part in a gathering in the southwestern Chinese city of (read more…)

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Activists denounce China’s secret residential surveillance system

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Originally published by Aljazeera on 28 December, 2021  On September 24, Chinese authorities released Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig after detaining them for more than 1,000 days. The pair were not held in an ordinary prison but were instead placed in “Residential Surveillance at a Designated Location” (RSDL), conditions that have (read more…)

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China: COVID citizen journalist ‘close to death’ in jail

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Originally published by AFP on 5 November, 2021 Zhang Zhan traveled to Wuhan in February last year to report on the chaos at the epicenter of the first coronavirus outbreak. She is on hunger strike after receiving a 4-year jail sentence for “provoking trouble.” Chinese citizen journalist Zhang Zhan, who (read more…)

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US retailers stop selling security cameras made by some Chinese companies

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Originally published by Engadget on 26 October, 2021 Home Depot and Best Buy have pulled the products of Chinese tech surveillance makers linked to human rights abuses from their shelves, according to TechCrunch. Both US retail giants have stopped selling products from Lorex and Ezviz, while Lowe’s no longer carries (read more…)

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‘I Have to Keep Going For my Son’: Jailed Activist’s Mother

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Originally published by RFA on 23 September, 2021 Chinese writer Gu Xiao fully expects her son, the veteran pro-democracy activist Guo Quan, who recently stood trial for “subversion,” to go to prison, but told RFA in a recent interview that she enjoyed watching him defend himself in court.A former ruling (read more…)

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China’s Crackdown On Human Rights Continue, Two Activists Goes Missing In Guangzhou

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Originally published by Northeast Today on 22 September, 2021 In another case of repression of freedom of expression in China a journalist and an activist have gone missing for two days from the southern provincial capital of Guangzhou. Their colleagues and friends are apprehensive that they have been detained by (read more…)

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Detained Chinese Rights Lawyer Tortured Again After Complaining About Torture

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on 21 September, 2021 Detained Chinese rights lawyer Chang Weiping, who is currently under investigation for “subversion of state power” after he attended a December 2019 gathering of dissidents in the southeastern city of Xiamen, has been tortured again, an overseas rights group said.Chang, who is (read more…)

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Hong Kong police invoke security law to censor online posts

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Originally published by Nikkei Asia on 16 September, 2021 HONG KONG — The organizers of Hong Kong’s annual commemoration of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown are deleting the contents of the group’s website and social media accounts under order of police. The move marks the first known instance of the (read more…)

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China’s Landmark #MeToo Court Case Dismissed For ‘Lack of Evidence’

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on 15 September, 2021 A Beijing court has ruled against the complainant in a landmark #MeToo sexual harassment case, saying there isn’t enough evidence to support Zhou Xiaoxuan’s claims against state broadcaster CCTV anchor Zhu Jun. The lawsuit brought by former CCTV intern Zhou (read more…)

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Tiananmen Vigil Organizers Denied Bail As Rights Groups, U.K. Slam Subversion Charges

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on 10 September, 2021 A court in Hong Kong on Friday denied bail to one of the organizers of a now-banned candlelight vigil for the victims of the June 4, 1989 Tiananmen massacre, amid an international outcry at subversion charges laid against three of its key members.Chow (read more…)

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