An Artist’s Take on Torture in China in Violation of the Convention against Torture

An Artist’s Take on Torture in China in Violation of the Convention against Torture

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An Artist’s Take on Torture in China in Violation of the Convention against Torture A Chinese artist produced a series of cartoons depicting torture methods used by Chinese police. The artist also created cartoons based on the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, which (read more…)

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Gallery: Chinese Government’s Denial of “Open Information” on Torture Cases

Gallery: Chinese Government’s Denial of “Open Information” on Torture Cases

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Beginning in the spring of 2015, the Chinese government repeatedly denied requests from Chinese activists seeking detailed data on convicted torturers, specifically to verify claims made by China at the United Nations that perpetrators of torture are held criminally accountable in line with relevant laws. The government itself had submitted (read more…)

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Gallery: Chinese Police Deny Requests for Lawyer Visits With Detainees

Gallery: Chinese Police Deny Requests for Lawyer Visits With Detainees

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Chinese authorities’ refusal to allow lawyers to meet with their detained clients has become a worsening problem in China. Such a restriction not only violates international human rights norms, but also China’s own laws that stipulate detainees are permitted to see a lawyer within 48 hours of a request. Police (read more…)

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Help Free Chinese Women Rights Defenders 自由中国女性人权捍卫者: #BeyondTheFive

Help Free Chinese Women Rights Defenders 自由中国女性人权捍卫者: #BeyondTheFive

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She is one of the few remaining women human rights lawyers in China. Authorities have tried to stop her. State media staged a smear campaign against her. Court security guards assaulted her and judges threw her out of courtrooms. On July 9, police broke into her flat and abducted her, (read more…)

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Harsh Climate for Human Rights Defenders in China:2014 in Photos 中国大陆人权捍卫者面临严冬: 2014年图像回顾

Harsh Climate for Human Rights Defenders in China:2014 in Photos 中国大陆人权捍卫者面临严冬: 2014年图像回顾

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In 2014, Chinese activists, writers, lawyers, journalists, artists, and citizens experienced one of the harshest years in government repression and retaliation. CHRD has recorded nearly 1,000 detentions in 2014 for exercising and defending human rights. We have produced an image gallery showcasing major trends and figures in China’s human rights (read more…)

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Gallery and Video on Secret Detention & Abuse of Women in China’s Black Jails

Gallery and Video on Secret Detention & Abuse of Women in China’s Black Jails

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CHRD has produced this gallery of images, cases, and data to accompany the report “We’ll Beat You to Death With Impunity”: Secret Detention & Abuse of Women in China’s “Black Jails.” The report examines abuses in black jails across China in these facilities, and particularly against women, who make up (read more…)

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Chinese Human Rights Defenders – 2013 Year in Review

Chinese Human Rights Defenders – 2013 Year in Review

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CHRD has produced an image gallery showcasing major trends and figures in China’s human rights landscape for 2013. The gallery is being released in conjunction with CHRD’s annual report, A Nightmarish Year Under Xi Jinping’s “Chinese Dream”: 2013 Annual Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China.

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Gallery on Violations of Rights of the Child in China

Gallery on Violations of Rights of the Child in China

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Produced by CHRD, this gallery of images, cases, and statistics is being released alongside CHRD’s newest report—“‘Flowers of the Country’: Mistreated and Abused,” which analyzes the record of the Chinese government in protecting the rights of children in the country. The gallery presents information on how authorities have handled selected (read more…)

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Photo Gallery: 2013 Crackdown on Peaceful Assembly & Free Expression – Detainee Photos & Backgrounds

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Since late March of 2013, Chinese police have taken into custody activists, lawyers, and other citizens in a crackdown triggered by an advocacy campaign waged against official corruption and other politically sensitive issues. As of July 18, 2013, a total of 26 individuals tied to the drive are known to (read more…)

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Photo Gallery: Citizens Appeal for Justice on Human Rights Day, Police Take Action

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Chinese citizens marked Human Rights Day on December 10 by protesting against rights violations and calling for social justice in many parts of the country. Several thousand petitioners who tried to lodge grievances in Beijing, particularly around the UN Development Programme Office and other international agencies, were swept up and (read more…)

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Reckless Act of Local Officials’ Aggression: Hunan Petitioner Crushed to Death by Construction Vehicle (Video & Photos)

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On September 16, 2012, He Zhihua (何志华), a villager from Hunan Province, was crushed under a road leveling machine while protesting a land seizure and home demolition project done to build a highway (see related story  in CHRD’s China Human Rights Briefing, 9/21-27, 2012). Below are video clips and images (read more…)

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Photo Gallery: Street Art and Protests Against Re-education through Labor Abuses

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Since August 2012, many Chinese have publicly voiced their views that Reeducation through Labor (RTL), China’s extrajudicial detention system, should be reformed or abolished. CHRD has posted photos of protests and youth doing street art to raise awareness of abuses that take place in RTL facilities.

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