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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Video:Above the Ghosts’ Heads: The Women of Masanjia Labor Camp (Edited version)

Video:Above the Ghosts’ Heads: The Women of Masanjia Labor Camp (Edited version)

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“Above the Ghosts’ Heads: The Women of Masanjia Labor Camp” is directed by Du Bin, a contract photographer for the New York Times. In this film, Liu Hua, a female petitioner and survivor of Masanjia Women’s Labor Camp, describes the torture she and other women suffered there. Read Introduction to the film: http://zengjinyan.wordpress.com/2013/04/24/short-introduction-of-juvenile-laborers-confined-in-dabao-and-above-ghosts-heads/

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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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Photo Gallery: Abuses of Involuntary Psychiatric Commitment in China

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Photo gallery accompanying CHRD’s report, “The Darkest Corners”: Abuses of Involuntary Psychiatric Commitment in China, published in August 2012.

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June 3-4, 2009: 20th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square Massacre – Map & List of Victims

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On the night of June 3-4, 1989, troops of China’s People’s Liberation Army moved into Beijing to crush the pro-democracy demonstrations that began in April of that year. In parks, streets, subway stations, and even hospitals and homes, innocent ordinary Chinese men and women were murdered by their government.

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Online “Film Festival” in Support of Rally by AIDS Carriers Petitioning Henan Authorities

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On April 16, 2012, AIDS sufferers in Henan Province called on authorities to better guarantee benefits to children affected by the disease and to provide compensation to those who contracted AIDS in the 1990s from contaminated blood supplies. To support the protestors, netizens started an online “film festival” featuring a (read more…)

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“Three Days in Wukan” by Ai Xiaoming (available only in Chinese, 100 minutes)

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In “Three Days in Wukan,” Chinese filmmaker Ai Xiaoming documents the disappointments and hopes of Wukan villagers at the height of their protests against the government’s seizure of farmland. Ai and some volunteers secretly entered the village on December 19, 2011, when Shanwei City Party Secretary Zheng Yanxiong’s spoke to (read more…)

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Let the Sun Shine on the Ground

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“Let the Sun Shine on the Ground” (让阳光洒到地上) is a documentary about Wang Lihong made by Ai Xiaoming. Wang was criminally detained for “creating a disturbance” on March 21, 2011, during the government’s “Jasmine Crackdown.” On September 9, 2011, she was convicted of “creating a disturbance” and sentenced to nine (read more…)

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