Groups, Activists Campaign Against China’s Bid For UN Rights Council Seat

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Originally published by RFA on October 8, 2020 International rights groups are calling on United Nations member states not to vote to allow China to retain its seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council, saying Beijing has tried to undermine the international human rights system and continues the mass persecution (read more…)

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Thousands of Articles Restored From Downed Website of Jailed Uyghur Scholar Ilham Tohti

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Originally published by RFA on October 8, 2020 The former website of jailed Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti containing thousands of articles has been restored seven years after it was shut down by authorities in China ahead of his 2014 arrest and sentencing to life in prison for “separatism,” according to (read more…)

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China using UN to violate human rights

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Originally published by AsiaNews.it on October 8, 2020 According to Chinese Human Rights Defenders , Chinese authorities have not implemented the recommendations made by the United Nations in the area of human rights. The rights of Uyghurs, Tibetans, other ethnic minorities, Hong Kong citizens, political and civil activists, women, LGBT (read more…)

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Shanghai Court Jails Award-Winning Rights Activist For Three Years

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Originally published by RFA on October 5, 2020 A court in Shanghai recently handed down a secret sentence of three years’ imprisonment to detained rights activist Chen Jianfang, a Chinese rights website reported.“We learned on Oct. 2, 2020 that Shanghai human rights defender Chen Jianfang has been sentenced to three (read more…)

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Shanghai Court Jails Award-Winning Rights Activist For Three Years

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on 5 October, 2020 A court in Shanghai recently handed down a secret sentence of three years’ imprisonment to detained rights activist Chen Jianfang, a Chinese rights website reported.“We learned on Oct. 2, 2020 that Shanghai human rights defender Chen Jianfang has been sentenced to (read more…)

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China brands Jewish News’ Uyghur campaign ‘deplorable slander’

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Originally published by Jewish News on 1 October, 2020 The Chinese government has reacted angrily to a Jewish News petition opposing its brutal treatment of Uyghur Muslims – signed by 150 parliamentarians and set to be delivered to Downing Street next week – branding it “deplorable slander”. Responding to the campaign launched (read more…)

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Hong Kong Police Arrest Joshua Wong Over Mask Ban Protest

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Originally published by RFA on September 24, 2020 Police in Hong Kong have arrested prominent democracy campaigner Joshua Wong in connection with an “unauthorized assembly” during last year’s protest movement. “Joshua is arrested when reporting to Central Police Station at about 1pm today,” a tweet from Wong’s Twitter account read (read more…)

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Chinese Property Tycoon Ren Zhiqiang Sentenced to 18-Year in Corruption Case

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Originally published by VOA on 22 September, 2020 A court in Beijing Tuesday gave Chinese property tycoon Ren Zhiqiang, who once referred to China’s top leader, Xi Jinping, as a “clown,” an 18-year prison sentence and a fine of $620,000 after finding him guilty of corruption, bribery, embezzlement of public (read more…)

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Exclusive: China continues to harass exiles on British soil, claim victims

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Originally published by The Telegraph on August 16, 2020 China is suspected of orchestrating a sinister campaign to suppress prominent critics living in Britain from speaking out against the ruling Communist Party by harassing, intimidating, and surveilling them while they are in the UK, the Telegraph can reveal. Simon Cheng (read more…)

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US Imposes Human Rights Sanctions On Chinese Entity, Officials Over Abuse Of Ethnic Minorities In China

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Originally published by Latin Times on August 2, 2020 Sanctions have been imposed by the United States on a top Xinjiang-based company and its two officials for allegedly abusing the human rights of Uighurs and other ethnic minorities in the area.  According to a report, the top-ranking company Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps or XPCC (read more…)

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Hong Kong Postpones Legislative Elections by One Year, Sparking Outcry

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Originally published by Radio Free Asia on July 31, 2020   Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam on Friday announced the postponement of elections to the Legislative Council (LegCo) by one year, in a move that was immediately slammed by pro-democracy lawmakers as questionable, and tantamount to a political coup. Lam said (read more…)

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China Uses Quarantines as Cover to Detain Dissidents, Activists Say

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Originally published by New York Times on July 30, 2020 On the day of his release from prison, Wang Quanzhang, one of China’s most prominent human rights lawyers, thought he was finally free. After being held for nearly five years on charges of subversion of state power, Mr. Wang was escorted (read more…)

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