China Urged to End Illegal Practice of Enforced Disappearances

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Originally published by VOA on August 29, 2017 Ahead of Wednesday’s International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearance, rights groups are calling on China to end its “self-legalized” practice of involuntary disappearances of human rights defenders and their family members, including Liu Xia, the widow of the late Nobel (read more…)

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Founder of Chinese rights watch website may face life sentence if convicted of additional charge – Amnesty

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Originally published by HKFP on August 28, 2017 Rights watch website founder Liu Feiyue may face an additional charge of “leaking state secrets,” after a local security bureau made a submission stating it had sufficient evidence to warrant the charge, according to NGO Amnesty International. Liu is currently being held for (read more…)

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China rights lawyer ‘confesses’ to attempting to overthrow government

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Originally published by Jurist on August 22, 2017 [JURIST] Chinese human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong confessed at a trial on Tuesday to attempting to overthrow the Chinese government. Jiang has been in custody since November of last year. At the trial, he stated [NYT report] that Western laws led him to attempt (read more…)

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China activist admits to using Twitter to incite subversion

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Originally published by AP on August 22, 2017 BEIJING (AP) — A prominent Chinese human rights campaigner pleaded guilty to inciting subversion of state power on Tuesday, saying he had used social media to inspire distrust in the Chinese government, in the latest trial in a sweeping crackdown on independent (read more…)

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Chinese activist Jiang Tianyong’s subversion trial dismissed as sham

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Originally published by Guardian on August 22, 2017 Human rights activists have denounced as a sham the trial of a leading Chinese civil rights lawyer who authorities claim tried to topple China’s one-party state. Jiang Tianyong, 46, was put on trial in the central city of Changsha on Tuesday morning having vanished (read more…)

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Chinese activist on trial accused of inciting subversion

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Originally published by AP on August 22, 2017 BEIJING (AP) — A prominent Chinese human rights campaigner accused of inciting subversion of state power said Tuesday that he had used social media to inspire distrust in the Chinese government, in the latest trial in a sweeping crackdown on independent lawyers (read more…)

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Cambridge University Press accused of ‘selling its soul’ over Chinese censorship

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Originally published by Guardian on August 19, 2017 The world’s oldest publishing house, Cambridge University Press, has been accused of being an accomplice to the Communist party’s bid to whitewash Chinese history after it agreed to purge hundreds of politically-sensitive articles from its Chinese website at the behest of Beijing’s censors. (read more…)

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Chinese dissident stands trial after 2 years in detention

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Originally published by AP on August 14, 2017 A prominent activist who called himself the Ultra Vulgar Butcher as he put pressure on local Chinese officials he said had done wrong stood trial Monday accused of subverting state power, a court confirmed. Wu Gan’s one-day trial took place and the verdict will be announced (read more…)

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China accused of ‘enforced disappearance’ of Liu Xiaobo’s widow: lawyer

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Originally published by AFP on August 3, 2017 China’s government is responsible for the “enforced disappearance” of Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo’s widow, her lawyer said on Wednesday in a formal complaint. Beijing faced a global backlash for its treatment of Liu when he died of liver cancer last month. Liu Xia (read more…)

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China led to ‘enforced disappearance’ of Liu Xiaobo’s widow; lawyer files complaint to UN

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Originally published by AFP on August 3, 2017 Beijing: China’s government is responsible for the “enforced disappearance” of late Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo’s widow, her US-based lawyer has said in a formal complaint filed to the United Nations. Beijing faced a global backlash for its treatment of Liu Xiaobo when he (read more…)

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Sorrow, anger over death of jailed Chinese human rights activist Liu Xiaobo

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Originally published by AP on July 14, 2017 World leaders and human rights advocates have expressed sorrow and anger over the death of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, who died in police custody while being treated for advanced liver cancer in prison. They also condemned the Chinese government (read more…)

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Chinese Court Sentences Activist Who Documented Protests to 4 Years in Prison

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Originally published by New York Times on August 4, 2017 HONG KONG — A court in southern China sentenced a blogger to four years in prison for his work documenting mass unrest around the country. The blogger, Lu Yuyu, was convicted Thursday of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” by a court in the city (read more…)

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