Christmas as Usual: CCP Detains Human Rights Defenders

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By Oliver Young Originally published by China Digital Times on 30 December, 2021 While many look forward to relaxing during the December holiday season, the CCP typically leverages foreign distraction during this period to crack down on Chinese human rights defenders. Among those targeted in a recent wave of persecutions (read more…)

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Rights activists chide China’s infamous detention methods

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Originally published by ANI on 29 December, 2021 Washington [US], December 29 (ANI): Human rights activists have chided China’s infamous Residential Surveillance at a Designated Location (RSDL), highlighting that Chinese authorities torture and forcibly hold people without providing them with the right to legal counsel. RSDL is a form of detention (read more…)

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China holding people under secret residential surveillance system

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Originally published by New Delhi on 29 December, 2021  Campaigners say China has ‘systematised arbitrary and secret detention’ by holding thousands of people under ‘Residential Surveillance at a Designated Location’ (RSDL), Al Jazeera reported. Spain-based rights group Safeguard Defenders say that as many as 27,208 to 56,963 people have gone (read more…)

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Concerns grow for health of rights lawyer, dissident detained in Xiamen crackdown

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Originally published by RFA on 27 December, 2021  Legal scholar Xu Zhiyong (L) and human rights lawyer Ding Jiaxi are shown in undated photos.RFA Two years after a Chinese human rights lawyer was detained on suspicion of “subversion” for taking part in a gathering in the southwestern Chinese city of (read more…)

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Chinese Authorities Poised to Put Activists Xu Zhiyong and Ding Jiaxi On Trial, PEN America and China Human Rights Defenders Warn

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Originally published by Pen America on 20 December, 2021 Tactic known as “Christmas surprise” likely in case against Xu Zhiyong and Ding Jiaxi (New York, NY) — Chinese authorities may use the lull around the Christmas and New Year’s holidays to subject prominent human rights defenders to unfair trials while much (read more…)

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China jails dissident rights activist for four years

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Originally published by Union of Catholic Asian News on 7 December, 2021 Chen Yunfei has been persecuted by authorities for years due to his staunch defense of human rights, groups say A court in southwest China has sentenced a prominent blogger and rights activist to four years in jail on charges (read more…)

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Court in China’s Chengdu jails veteran rights activist on ‘trumped-up charge’

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By Sun Cheng Translated and edited by Luisetta Mudie. Originally published by Radio Free Asia on 6 December, 2021 Chen Yunfei gets a four-year jail term he says is linked to his research into compulsory education in China. A court in the southwestern province of Sichuan has handed down a (read more…)

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Case Of Peng Shuai Puts China’s #MeToo Movement Back In Spotlight

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By Patrick Fok Originally published by NEWSY on 29 November, 2021 The tennis star seemingly vanished from the public eye after alleging she was coerced into having sex with a former government official. The case of Peng Shuai has put China’s #MeToo movement back in the spotlight. The tennis player (read more…)

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WTA Stands Alone in Peng Shuai China Standoff as Olympics Near

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By Emily Caron, Asli Pelit Originally published by Sportico on 24 November, 2021 While the tennis world, and particularly the Women’s Tennis Association, has been loud and clear in airing its concerns over the well-being of China’s Peng Shuai, much of the rest of the sports industry has remained silent. (read more…)

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Disappearance of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai spells disaster for Beijing

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By Ians Originally published by Business Standard on 19 November, 2021 Beijing is facing a storm of its own making, as the global women’s tennis community rises up to challenge Chinese authorities for silencing one of its peers Beijing is facing a storm of its own making, as the global (read more…)

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Women’s tennis is challenging the Chinese government — and it shows no sign of backing down

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By Nectar Gan and Steve George, CNN Originally published by CNN on 19 November, 2021 Hong Kong (CNN) – When tennis star Peng Shuai launched her explosive #MeToo accusation against a former Communist Party leader earlier this month, the Chinese government responded in typical fashion — by muffling her with (read more…)

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After WTA, US Rights Group Questions Chinese Media Claiming Peng Shuai’s Safety

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By Rohit Ranjan Originally published by Republic World on 19 November, 2021 Peng Shuai had gone incommunicado after accusing a Communist Party leader of sexual misconduct. Chinese media recently reported her safety, citing an email. The Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD), a US-based human rights group, raised questions on the authenticity of (read more…)

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