Ethnic Mongolian Activist Lodges Formal Complaint Over ‘Tiger Bench’ Torture, Interrogation

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on June 22, 2017 Yangjindolma, an ethnic Mongolian woman from China’s northern region of Inner Mongolia, has lodged a complaint against the local government after she was tortured and held in manacles during a 15-day detention by Chinese police. Yangjindolma said she was detained May (read more…)

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More Than 20 Veterans Behind Bars, 28 Years After Tiananmen Massacre

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on May 31, 2017 Twenty-eight years after People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops put an end to weeks of student-led pro-democracy protests on Tiananmen Square with tanks and machine guns, more than 20 dissidents remain in jail for campaigning over the massacre, rights activists said (read more…)

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Jailed Chinese lawyer force-fed medication, wife says

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Originally published by AFP on May 24, 2017 When human rights lawyer Li Heping returned to his home in Beijing after a two-year incarceration, his wife did not recognise the frail white-haired man standing in her hallway. “He is only 46 years old, but I thought he was an old man,” (read more…)

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Chinese Rights Lawyer’s Wife Says Xie Yang Released but Under Heavy Surveillance

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Originally published by VOA  on May 12, 2017 Chinese rights lawyer Xie Yang has been released on bail after recanting accusations of police torture during his trial on Monday. But he is still under tight surveillance by secret police, according to his wife. A court in the central Chinese city (read more…)

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China releases 2 prominent rights lawyers after 22 months

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Originally published by ABC News on May 10, 2017 China has released two prominent human rights lawyers detained nearly two years ago, after they allegedly confessed in court to collaborating with foreign organizations and media to smear and subvert Communist Party rule. The two men’s release narrows the list of human (read more…)

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Video: Chinese human rights lawyer Xie Yang ‘confesses’ in exclusive ‘interview’ [English subtitles]

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Originally published by HKFP on May 10, 2017 Chinese human rights lawyer Xie Yang has “confessed” to working with foreign media outlets to sensationalise cases. He denied previous claims that he was tortured in an “exclusive interview” with a Hunan TV station. Xie, who had worked on numerous cases considered politically sensitive (read more…)

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China releases two prominent human rights lawyers from prison

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Originally published by Jurist on May 10, 2017 [JURIST] Chinese human rights lawyers Xie Yang and Li Heping were released from prison Tuesday after being detained for nearly two years on charges of attempting to subvert the country’s ruling Communist Party. The two activists were originally rounded up in July (read more…)

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Chinese court says prominent rights lawyer pleads guilty

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Originally published by AFP on May 8, 2017 A leading Chinese human rights lawyer whose case has drawn international scrutiny pleaded guilty Monday to charges of “inciting subversion of state power” in what critics called a “show trial.” Xie Yang, who had worked on cases considered politically sensitive by China’s ruling (read more…)

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LU student says he will deliver petition seeking release of his father to Embassy of China on May 9

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Originally published by The News & Advance on May 5, 2017 Liberty University student Chongyu Xia announced Friday he will be delivering his petition for the release of his father to the Embassy of China in Washington, D.C., on May 9. Chongyu Xia’s father, Xia Lin,  was arrested Nov. 8, 2014, (read more…)

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The Chinese human rights lawyers seen as enemies of the state

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Originally published by AFP on May 8, 2017 A leading Chinese human rights lawyer went on trial Monday for inciting subversion, in a case which sparked an international outcry after claims he was tortured. Xie Yang, who had worked on numerous cases considered politically sensitive by China’s ruling Communist Party, was (read more…)

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Chinese court says prominent rights lawyer admits to crimes

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Originally published by AFP on May 8, 2017 Beijing (AFP) – A leading Chinese human rights lawyer admitted to getting “brainwashed” overseas at the opening of his trial on Monday, the court said, in a case which sparked an international outcry after allegations he was tortured. Xie Yang, who had worked (read more…)

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China human rights lawyer Xie Yang ‘admits being brainwashed’

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Originally published by BBC on May 8, 2017 A Chinese court says a prominent human rights lawyer, Xie Yang, has admitted being “brainwashed” overseas at his trial for inciting subversion. It released transcripts in which he says he was trained in Hong Kong and South Korea to “develop Western constitutionalism in China”. (read more…)

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