Rights group says China detains legal activist

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A Chinese human rights group and a friend say authorities have detained Guo Feixiong, a leader of the country’s loose New Citizens campaign to promote democratic rights.

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Human rights groups says China has detained another legal activist

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BEIJING — Chinese authorities have detained Yang Maodong, a leading member of the country’s loose New Citizens campaign that promotes democratic rights, his friend and an international human rights advocacy group said Saturday.

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Detained China activist dies after critical illness

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Chinese human rights activist Cao Shunli died on Friday after falling critically ill in police detention where she was at first denied treatment, a rights group and prominent dissident said.

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Founder of Chinese Human Rights Website Arrested

Founder of Chinese Human Rights Website Arrested

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Police have detained the founder of a human rights website and at least four writers after the site reported on a self-immolation in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square and a defacement of Mao’s portrait there.

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China police hold detained activist’s lawyer: groups

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BEIJING (AFP) – Chinese police have detained a lawyer who sought to visit a prominent activist taken into custody this week, a Beijing-based dissident and overseas rights groups said on Friday.

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El último prisionero de Tiananmen

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Originally published by EL DÍA on June 6, 2014 Tamara Gil, Pekín, EFE Tras la masacre de Tiananmen la noche del 3 al 4 de junio de 1989, vino la persecución: juicios sumarísimos y miles de encarcelamientos de estudiantes y trabajadores. Hoy, 25 años después, sólo queda una persona entre barrotes: Miao (read more…)

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Human rights groups says China has detained another legal activist

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BEIJING – A Chinese human rights group and a friend say authorities have detained Guo Feixiong, a leader of the country’s loose New Citizens campaign to promote democratic rights.

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Tiananmen Square ‘citizen journalists’ placed in criminal detention

Tiananmen Square ‘citizen journalists’ placed in criminal detention

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Originally published by SCMP on March 13, 2014 Three citizen journalists have been placed under criminal detention for reporting on two incidents at Tiananmen Square last week – a woman who attempted to set herself on fire, and the defacing of the famous portrait of Mao Zedong – the founder (read more…)

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Detained China activist releases video urging rights

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A detained Chinese activist has managed to release a video from behind bars urging citizens to fight for their rights in an act likely to further antagonise authorities.

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Sanctioning China, Saving Lives

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Originally published by US News on June 6, 2014 The anniversary of the June 4, 1989, suppression of China’s democracy protests has passed. However, dissidents and activists detained in the weeks leading up to the anniversary are still in custody. According to Chinese Human Rights Defenders, more than 40 have been criminally (read more…)

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China arrests activist on subversion charge as crackdown deepens

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BEIJING: China has arrested an activist on a charge of subversion, his brother and a rights group said on Sunday, the second such arrest in less than two months and the latest sign that the authorities are hardening their stance toward dissent.

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Hubei ‘New Citizens’ Activist Detained For Subversion

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Authorities in the central Chinese province of Hubei have detained a local activist on subversion charges after he organized “dinner parties” for fellow activists to discuss human rights and social justice.

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