China shuts down civil society think-tank, detains anti-graft activists

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(TibetanReview.net, Jul21, 2013) In a renewed crackdown on civil society and human rights activists, China recently detained a leading anti-corruption activist and also shut down a prominent non-government think-tank in a sudden raid. “Dozens of municipal civil affairs bureau officials and police searched the offices of transition Institute on Social (read more…)

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China police hold detained activist’s lawyer

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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 Friday

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US ‘concerned’ over detention of Chinese lawyer

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WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States on Thursday called on China to release a human rights lawyer who has campaigned against government corruption, saying it appeared he was being penalized for his activism.

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China: Crackdown on Citizen Movement Activists

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Chinese Human Rights Defenders has an update on the arrest of citizens and activists in China. The latest detainee is prominent activist Xu Zhiyong, who is considered a moderate reformer. 25 individuals have been confirmed criminally detained since February for publicly appealing for an end to official corruption and for (read more…)

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China arrests citizens’ rights activist

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China has arrested a leading human rights lawyer and citizens’ rights advocate, in what appears to be part of a crackdown on the so-called “New Citizens’ Movement,” rights groups and supporters said on Wednesday.

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China detains lawyer in “crackdown” on activists

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BEIJING: Chinese police have detained a human rights lawyer who called for the release of activists arrested for demanding that government officials disclose their assets, a lawyer said Wednesday.

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Chinese Activist Held After Transparency Campaign

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Police in Beijing have detained leading anti-graft campaigner Xu Zhiyong on charges of disrupting public order in a widening crackdown on activists who have called on government leaders to declare their assets, his lawyer and a rights group said on Wednesday.

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President of Human Rights Council must address alleged reprisals in China China Targets Anti-Graft Activists

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(Geneva – 5 July 2013) – In a joint letter, Human Rights Watch (HRW) and the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) requested the President of the United Nations Human Rights Council to urgently address alleged reprisals against human rights defenders in China.

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Chinese Activists Outside China Under Malicious Cyber-Attacks from China

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WASHINGTON—The Congressional-Executive Commission on China heard testimony June 25 on the impact of cyber-attacks and espionage on American Intellectual Property (IP) and learned that over $300 billion each year are lost as a result. The majority of the theft emanates from China, concluded the Commission on the Theft of American (read more…)

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Beijing, police “tolerate” pro human rights sit-in

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Since June 18, group of more than 100 people have been staging sit-in in front of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to ask the government to participate in the drafting of the Annual Report on Human Rights be presented in October at the UN. For now, the police are just (read more…)

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Congressional-Executive Commission on China Hearing Chinese Hacking: Impact on Human Rights and Commercial Rule of Law

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The Congressional-Executive Commission on China is to be heartily commended for bringing muchneeded attention to the extremely important issue of today’s intensified, globalized harassment of human rights activists working to bring about the rule of law and human rights in China.

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Riot Police Raid Chinese Dissident’s Legal Team

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Riot police in the southern Chinese island province of Hainan on Tuesday raided the hotel rooms of four rights lawyers who arrived to defend a dissident writer and escorted them back to the provincial capital.

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