Report: Human rights lawyers in China beaten, arrested

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Originally published by AP on February 15, 2017 BEIJING (AP) — Lawyers who defend human rights activists and dissidents targeted by China’s communist government have increasingly themselves become subject to political prosecutions, violence and other means of suppression, according to a report released Thursday. The Network of Chinese Human Rights Defenders, a coalition (read more…)

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Lawyer detained in China crackdown released on bail but still under police surveillance, wife says

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A lawyer detained in China’s sweeping crackdown in 2015 has been released on bail, but has not yet returned home, according to his wife. Yuan Shanshan said that she learned of Xie Yanyi’s release when he called her on Thursday. He is at a hotel in the northern city of Tianjin but (read more…)

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Torture accusations: EU ambassador raises case of China lawyer

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Originally published by AFP on January 25, 2017 BEIJING: The EU ambassador to Beijing said Wednesday that Europe was concerned about the case of detained Chinese lawyer Xie Yang, who rights groups say has been tortured by police. Chinese President Xi Jinping has overseen a tightening of controls on civil society since assuming (read more…)

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China ‘eliminating civil society’ by targeting human rights activists – report

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Originally published by The Guardian on February 16, 2017 China’s human rights situation further deteriorated last year as police systematically tortured activists and forcibly disappeared government critics while state TV continued to broadcast forced confessions, a new report shows. A creeping security state also attempted to codify much of its existing behaviour on (read more…)

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CHINA: HUMAN RIGHTS WORKERS TREATED LIKE “CRIMINALS,” REPORT SAYS

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Originally published by Newsweek on February 16, 2017 Updated | China is treating human rights workers like “criminals,” according to a report which points to an increased government crackdown on civil liberties. The report, produced by the Chinese Human Rights Defenders, a coalition of Chinese and international human rights non-governmental organizations, details (read more…)

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La disidencia se convierte en un “alto riesgo” en la China de Xi, dice CHRD

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Originally published by Terra on February 16, 2017 Cualquier tipo de disidencia, protesta o defensa de los derechos humanos es una actividad de “alto riesgo” en la China liderada por Xi Jinping, donde las torturas, las confesiones forzadas o las desapariciones están a la orden del día, alerta hoy Chinese Human Rights (read more…)

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China takes aim at civil society in systematic crackdown: report

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Originally published by The Globe and Mail on February 16, 2017 China’s muzzling of lawyers, labour activists, journalists and gender campaigners amounts to a systematic attempt to choke off civil society, an effort that took on new seriousness last year, said the authors of a new report on human rights (read more…)

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China: Human rights lawyers increasingly targets of assault, arrest – report

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Originally published by Asian Correspondent on February 17, 2017 LAWYER’S of human rights activists in China are being subject to beatings and suppression by paid assailants hired by the authorities, a report has claimed. The report, released Thursday by the Network of Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD ), a coalition of groups working (read more…)

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China’s congress meeting brings crackdown on critics

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Originally published by AP on March 6, 2017 BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have shut down activist Ye Haiyan’s blogs and forced her to move from one city to another. Left with few options, she now produces socially conscious paintings to make a living and advocate for the rights of sex workers (read more…)

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At Least Nine Rights Activists ‘Secretly Detained’ in China’s Suzhou

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on March 24, 2017 Authorities in the eastern China province of Jiangsu are holding several rights activists under “residential surveillance” in an unknown location following a secret crackdown in Suzhou city that began last September, rights activists said. Several of the detainees had been protesting in supporting (read more…)

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Detained activist wins China rights award

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Originally published by UCA News on March 16, 2017 A detained activist, who has been in pre-trial detention for more than two years, received a prestigious human rights award March 14 from a coalition of Chinese human rights groups. Su Changlan, 45, is the third recipient of the Cao Shunli Memorial Award (read more…)

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Detained Chinese Feminist Wins New Human Rights Honor

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on March 14, 2017 Detained activist Su Changlan, who has been in pre-trial detention for more than two years, on Tuesday received a prestigious human rights award from a coalition of Chinese human rights groups. Su, 45, is the third recipient of the Cao Shunli Memorial Award (read more…)

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