‘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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Veteran Chinese Democracy Activist Stands Trial For ‘Subversion’ Over Articles

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on 10 September, 2021 A court in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu has tried Guo Quan, a former professor from Nanjing Normal University, for “incitement to subvert state power” after he criticized the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s response to the emergence of (read more…)

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CHRD tells Germany not to deport Chinese activist Liu Bing

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Originally published by Asia News on 8 September, 2021 According to Chinese Human Rights Defenders , Liu risks an unfair trial and torture once at home where he was already penalised for ties with human rights lawyer Xu Zhiyong. Angela Merkel is the main backer of an EU-China investment agreement, (read more…)

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Chinese Billionaire Given 18 Years In Prison For ‘Provoking Trouble’

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Originally published by The Moguldom Nation on 8 September, 2021 A billionaire Chinese pig farmer was sentenced to 18 years in prison after he was found guilty of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” in China, a charge commonly used against activists and protesters. Sun Dawu, chairman of Dawu Agriculture Group, (read more…)

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Feminist Activist Li Qiaochu Struggles With Mental Health in Detention

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on 30 August, 2021 Rights activist Li Qiaochu has met with a lawyer for the first time after nearly seven months’ detention in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong, on suspicion of subversion, RFA has learned. Li is currently in COVID-19 quarantine in a (read more…)

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China would benefit from legal reform – but its future looks bleak

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Originally published by The Globe and Mail 13 August, 2021 On Tuesday, a Chinese court in the northeastern city of Shenyang upheld the death sentence for Canadian citizen Robert Schellenberg, who had been convicted of drug trafficking. Just a day later, a court in the nearby city of Dandong sentenced (read more…)

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Vocal Critic Of Chinese Government Billionaire Sun Dawu Jailed For 18 Years

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Originally published by Swarajya on 30 July, 2021 Snapshot Chinese billionaire Sun Dawu has been sentenced to 18 years in prison on various charges.Earlier, advocacy group Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD) had said that it was a blatant attempt to punish Dawu for his support of human rights. The outspoken (read more…)

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