China retira licencia a otro célebre abogado de derechos humanos, Sui Muqing

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Originally published by EFE on January 23, 2018 China ha retirado la licencia para ejercer la abogacía a Sui Muqing, uno de los defensores de derechos humanos más importantes del país, tan solo una semana después de hacer lo mismo con Yu Wensheng, que posteriormente fue detenido, informó hoy la organización Chinese (read more…)

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CHRD pide que China libere al activista Wu Gan

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Originally published by Debate on January 3, 2018 Pekín.- La organización Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD) pidió hoy a China que libere al activista Wu Gan, condenado en diciembre a 8 años de prisión por el difuso delito de subversión contra el poder del Estado, y solicitó al Gobierno que deje de (read more…)

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Trump’s Silence Speaks Volumes in China

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Originally published by Huffington Post on November 20, 2017 Last Tuesday, three American basketball players from UCLA, arrested for allegedly stealing from a Louis Vuitton store in China, were unexpectedly allowed to leave the country. One day earlier, a young Chinese student from Beijing also had an unexpected outcome at the border: (read more…)

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Trump hits former Chinese police officer with sanctions over death in custody of activist Cao Shunli

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Originally published by South China Morning Post on October 22, 2017 The United States has slapped sanctions on a former Chinese public security official over the death of an activist in custody, the first time the administration of US President Donald Trump has taken specific action in response to human (read more…)

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‘More crackdowns, arrests, mass surveillance and censorship’: Activists fear further repression in Xi Jinping’s ‘new era’

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Originally published by Hong Kong Free Press on October 27, 2017 When President Xi Jinping was handed a second term at the helm of the Communist Party this week, he said China had entered a “new era”. But human rights activists expect the same old crackdowns. Xi has increasingly stifled civil society (read more…)

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‘I’m being politically persecuted again’: China revokes licence of human rights lawyer Sui Muqing

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Originally published by Hong Kong Free Press on January 25, 2018 Authorities in Guangdong have revoked human rights lawyer Sui Muqing’s license to practice law. Sui is one of several human rights lawyers to lose his license in recent months. Sui was held in a secret location for nearly five (read more…)

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In China, facial recognition is sharp end of a drive for total surveillance

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Originally published by Washington Post on January 7, 2018 For 40-year-old Mao Ya, the facial recognition camera that allows access to her apartment house is simply a useful convenience. “If I am carrying shopping bags in both hands, I just have to look ahead and the door swings open,” she (read more…)

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Chinese University Probes #MeToo Sexual Harassment Claim From Former Student

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on January 2, 2018 A university in the Chinese capital is investigating a prominent scientist after a former student posted allegations using the sexual assault and harassment hashtag #MeToo. “The university takes seriously the recent named allegations made via social media regarding the ethics of (read more…)

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US and Germany urge China to release human rights activist from imprisonment

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Originally published by Jurist on December 28, 2017 [JURIST] The US and Germany embassies released a statement [text] on Wednesday urging China to release human rights activist Wu Gan, known as the “Super Vulgar Butcher,” who was sentenced to imprisonment for eight years for undermining governmental authority. According to the statement, the (read more…)

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China tells U.S. not to be a ‘human rights judge’ after sanctions on Chinese official

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Originally published by Reuters on December 22, 2017 BEIJING (Reuters) – China on Friday urged the United States not to set itself up as a “human rights judge” and denounced the U.S. Treasury Department for punishing a Chinese public security official for alleged rights abuses. Gao Yan was one of (read more…)

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China decries US human rights sanctions slapped on former official

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Originally published by Asia Times on December 23, 2017 Some human rights groups were happy to hear this week that Washington has finally decided to put the Global Magnitsky Act into action. The law, which allows authorities to prohibit entrance into the US and use of its banking system for (read more…)

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Beijing Police Chief is First Chinese Official to be Sanctioned by US

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on December 22, 2017 Officials in the United States have sanctioned a Chinese police officer under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act for his role in the death by neglect of human rights activist Cao Shunli while she was in police custody. Gao Yan (read more…)

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