China: Release Huang Qi, Respect Right to Fair Trial

China: Release Huang Qi, Respect Right to Fair Trial

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Mianyang City Intermediate Court held a secret trial of HRD Huang Qi, who is seriously ill, on two charges related to “state secrets” in violation of Huang’s right to freedom of expression.

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Chinese Government Puts Human Rights Defenders on Trial During Holiday Season to Hide Rights Abuses

Chinese Government Puts Human Rights Defenders on Trial During Holiday Season to Hide Rights Abuses

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Chinese authorities put a number of HRDs on trial over the holiday season, including journalists Sun Lin and Ding Lingjie, lawyer Wang Quanzhang, and activists Zhen Jianghua and Zhang Kun.

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Travesty of Justice: Free Rights Lawyer Wang Quanzhang Now

Travesty of Justice: Free Rights Lawyer Wang Quanzhang Now

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Short of immediate and unconditional release, there will be no justice for Wang Quanzhang, who has been subjected to 3.5 years’ secret detention, enforced disappearance, torture, and now, a close-door trial in Tianjin on December 26, which ended without a verdict being announced.

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Pre-Christmas Crackdown on Christians as China Escalates Religious Persecution

Pre-Christmas Crackdown on Christians as China Escalates Religious Persecution

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Chengdu authorities shut down the Early Rain Covenant Church and detained over a hundred church members and their pastor, Wang Yi, during a raid beginning December 9, in one of the largest crackdowns on underground Christian churches since new regulations went into effect.

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OPEN LETTER: RESPONSE TO GOOGLE ON PROJECT DRAGONFLY, CHINA AND HUMAN RIGHTS

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We are writing to ask you to ensure that Google drops Project Dragonfly and any plans to launch a censored search app in China, and to re-affirm the company’s 2010 commitment that it won’t provide censored search services in the country.

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OPEN LETTER FROM NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS IN SUPPORT OF A TARGETED, GLOBAL EU HUMAN RIGHTS SANCTIONS REGIME

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We, the 90 undersigned organizations dedicated to the promotion of universal human rights and/or the fight against corruption, write to voice our strong support for the Foreign Affairs Council to initiate a process aimed at establishing an EU-wide program for the imposition of targeted sanctions on individuals and entities deemed (read more…)

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Stand Up for All the Rights and Freedoms without Discrimination

Stand Up for All the Rights and Freedoms without Discrimination

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The values and principles underpinning the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, endorsed by member states of the United Nations seventy years ago, on December 10, is under intensified assault today.

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China: Immediately and Unconditionally Release Huang Qi & Ensure Access to Prompt Medical Care for all Detained Human Rights Defenders

China: Immediately and Unconditionally Release Huang Qi & Ensure Access to Prompt Medical Care for all Detained Human Rights Defenders

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Chinese authorities must immediately and unconditionally release citizen journalist and human rights activist Huang Qi, a group of 14 NGOs said.

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Hold Chinese Government Accountable for Reprisals Against Human Rights Defenders Cooperating with UN  –	Aggressive Moves Target Activists and NGOs in China & Abroad

Hold Chinese Government Accountable for Reprisals Against Human Rights Defenders Cooperating with UN – Aggressive Moves Target Activists and NGOs in China & Abroad

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In China and abroad, the Chinese government regularly uses tactics of intimidation and reprisals against individuals and groups that seek to engage with the United Nations, a serious problem that UN Member States must address at China’s third UPR on November 6.

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Human Rights Conditions Deteriorate & Crisis in Xinjiang – UN Review Puts China Under Spotlight

Human Rights Conditions Deteriorate & Crisis in Xinjiang – UN Review Puts China Under Spotlight

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China will face questions over its human rights record on November 6 in Geneva during its 3rd Universal Periodic Review. CHRD and a group ofChina-based NGOs submitted information that shows that the overall human rights situation in China has deteriorated. Of grave and urgent concern is the situation in Xinjiang.

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China: Incommunicado detention must go, say UN experts

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UN experts raise the alarm about the use of ‘residential surveillance in a designated location’, affirming the use of enforced disappearance to muzzle dissent and punish human rights defenders in China.

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Professors Dismissed for Speech, Netizen Trial First for Charge on Managing Websites

Professors Dismissed for Speech, Netizen Trial First for Charge on Managing Websites

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Several Chinese professors have lost their jobs for speech they made online or in classrooms. Sichuan resident pleaded not guilty for failing to delete posts from a website he managed, the first instance of certain charges being applied. Xinjiang government has revised regional regulations to include provisions on the extra-legal (read more…)

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