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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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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