China Human Rights Briefing: Vaccination Victims, Shenzhen Labor Strike, Churches Shut Down

China Human Rights Briefing: Vaccination Victims, Shenzhen Labor Strike, Churches Shut Down

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Authorities took into custody Chinese citizens protesting the government’s mishandling of vaccine scandals. Police have also suppressed workers and students seeking labor protections in Guangdong while, elsewhere in China, shutting down house churches.

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China: Massive Numbers of Uyghurs & Other Ethnic Minorities Forced into Re-education Programs

China: Massive Numbers of Uyghurs & Other Ethnic Minorities Forced into Re-education Programs

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The number of Xinjiang residents, especially ethnic Uyghurs, who are either detained in re-education camps or forced to attend day/evening “education sessions” for “de-radicalization” and indoctrination purposes in Xinjiang, may have possibly reached as high as a combined total of two to three million by June 2018.

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Criminal Arrests in Xinjiang Account for 21% of China’s Total in 2017

Criminal Arrests in Xinjiang Account for 21% of China’s Total in 2017

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The number of ethnic minorities who have been put under criminal prosecution in Xinjiang has skyrocketed in recent years, according to the Chinese government’s official data, under the pretext of “counter-terrorism,” “anti-separatism,” and “de-extremism” efforts.

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China Sentences Veteran Human Rights Defender Qin Yongmin to 13 Years in Prison

China Sentences Veteran Human Rights Defender Qin Yongmin to 13 Years in Prison

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Veteran HRD Qin Yongmin has received a 13-year prison sentence for “subversion of state power,” adding to the 22 years he had previously spent behind bars, in retaliation for his writings and advocacy promoting democracy and defending human rights.

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为709受迫害律师和维权公民寻求公正、追究施害者的罪责

为709受迫害律师和维权公民寻求公正、追究施害者的罪责

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在709三周年之际,持续努力追究中国政府迫害律师和维权公民的罪责

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Justice & Accountability for Persecuted Lawyers in “709” Crackdown

Justice & Accountability for Persecuted Lawyers in “709” Crackdown

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On this third anniversary of the “709” Crackdown, CHRD calls for perpetrators to be held to account for the Chinese government’s persecution of lawyers.

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China: Free Liu Xia, Justice for Tiananmen Victims

China: Free Liu Xia, Justice for Tiananmen Victims

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On the 29th anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre, CHRD urges China to free Liu Xia. This act would be one way to both end the suppression of truth about the violent crackdown on the 1989 pro-democracy protests and bring about a measure of justice for victims, including her deceased husband, (read more…)

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China Must Release Detained Crane Workers on Strike & Would-Be May 1st Protesters

China Must Release Detained Crane Workers on Strike & Would-Be May 1st Protesters

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CHRD urges the Chinese government to release citizens exercising their right to freedom of peaceful assembly, including many laborers, who police had intimidated and detained for planning protests and strikes around the May 1st International Labor Day.

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Xi Jinping’s “Cyber Sovereignty” Fast Eroding Space for Free Expression

Xi Jinping’s “Cyber Sovereignty” Fast Eroding Space for Free Expression

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Under Xi Jinping, the pace of expanding censorship and control over cyberspace has accelerated in the name of “cyber sovereignty.” Just in the past year, a flurry of measures has been proposed or implemented to increase police surveillance of the Internet under the guise of protecting “national security.”

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China Must Free Activist Zhen Jianghua & End Suppression of Human Rights Monitoring Groups

China Must Free Activist Zhen Jianghua & End Suppression of Human Rights Monitoring Groups

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The Chinese government must release activist Zhen Jianghua, an activist working with Human Rights Campaign in China (HRCC). Zhuhai police have formally arrested him on suspicion of “inciting subversion of state power,” according to his lawyer.

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第四届“曹顺利人权捍卫者纪念奖”颁奖公告 ——2018年共同获奖人陈建芳、李小玲

第四届“曹顺利人权捍卫者纪念奖”颁奖公告 ——2018年共同获奖人陈建芳、李小玲

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(2018年3月14日发布)  经“曹顺利人权捍卫者纪念奖”发起机构表决,决定将第四届“曹顺利人权捍卫者纪念奖”颁发给人权捍卫者陈建芳女士和李小玲女士。2018年3月14日是曹顺利女士在她被任意羁押期间受折磨而被夺去生命四周年纪念日,该日被大陆维权人士设定为“人权捍卫者日”。

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Chen Jianfang & Li Xiaoling Named 2018 Recipients of Cao Shunli Memorial Award for Human Rights Defenders

Chen Jianfang & Li Xiaoling Named 2018 Recipients of Cao Shunli Memorial Award for Human Rights Defenders

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Human rights defenders Chen Jianfang and Li Xiaoling have been named the co-recipients of the fourth Cao Shunli Memorial Award for Human Rights Defenders. The two women defenders are recognized for their contributions in promoting human rights at the grassroots level in China. March 14 marks the fourth anniversary of (read more…)

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