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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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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