Prêt à sanctionner une féministe, Pékin fait marche arrière

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Originally published by Tribune deGeneve on September 21, 2017 Le gouvernement chinois a rétropédalé. La Chine a finalement autorisé une jeune militante féministe à quitter le territoire pour aller suivre un master de droit à Hongkong. « Je pars ce dimanche » a confirmé hier Wu Rongrong à La Tribune de (read more…)

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Malá zpráva o velkém utrpení: Jak se žije politickým vězňům v Číně

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Originally published by HlídacíPes on September 14, 2017 Zbavit se nepohodlných živlů se dá i bez popravy. Třeba podáním neznámého „léku“. Uvedlo vás to do stavu, kdy jste si mysleli, že tentokrát je po vás. Duševně to bylo nejhorší, nevěděli jste, co vám dali, a tak jste si mysleli, že vás určitě (read more…)

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En Chine, un militant taïwanais pro-démocratie jugé pour «subversion»

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Originally published by AFP on September 11, 2017 Un militant pro-démocratie taïwanais a reconnu lundi devant un tribunal chinois les charges de «subversion», au cours d’un procès vivement dénoncé par les organisations de défense des droits de l’homme et source de vives tensions entre Pékin et Taipei. Mis en cause (read more…)

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Jailed founder of China protest blog maintains innocence in appeal

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Originally published by HKFP on September 15, 2017 A blogger who documented protests in China has maintained his innocence during an appeal of his four-year sentence. Lu Yuyu was convicted in August by a court in the city of Dali in Yunnan province for “picking quarrels and provoking trouble.” He stated at the time (read more…)

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CARTOON: Reactions to Taiwanese Activist Lee Ming-che’s ‘Sham Trial’

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Originally published by The News Lens on September 13, 2017 Taiwanese activist Lee Ming-che (李明哲) on Sept. 11 appeared on trial at the Hunan Province, Yueyang City Intermediate People’s Court. He had been missing in China for 176 days. Lee, along with Peng Yuhua (彭于華) from China, was accused of subversion of (read more…)

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Group Seeks U.S. Sanctions On Chinese Police Over ‘Torture’ of Activist

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Originally published by RFA on September 13, 2017 Overseas human rights group has called on the U.S. government to impose sanctions on two Chinese police officers over the “arbitrary detention and torture” of rights activist Cao Shunli, who died in a police detention center after being detained at Beijing’s international airport four years ago. The Chinese (read more…)

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Taiwanese activist pleads guilty to Chinese subversion charges

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Originally published by AFP on September 11, 2017 A Taiwanese democracy activist pleaded guilty Monday to charges of attempting to subvert Chinese government power during a trial in China that his wife called a “political show” and further soured cross-strait ties. Lee Ming-cheh appeared alongside a Chinese co-defendant named Peng (read more…)

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UN experts call on China to release prominent human rights lawyer

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Originally published by Jurist on September 6, 2017 [JURIST] Four UN human rights experts on Tuesday called on [press release] China to release a prominent human rights lawyer who has been detained since November 2016. The lawyer, Jiang Tianyong, is being tried for inciting subversion of the state’s power. The UN’s call (read more…)

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HRW: China systemically oppressing critics of human rights abuse

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Originally published by Jurist on September 6, 2017 [JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] on Tuesday condemned [report] both China’s oppression of critics of the nation’s human rights record and the UN’s failure to stop such conduct. The report alleges that, “China has worked consistently and often aggressively to silence criticism of its (read more…)

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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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