A Joint Statement on The UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

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On this occasion of the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, we the undersigned issue this statement to call on the international community to stand united and resolute in tracking the issue of torture in China.

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For the China Story to be Credible, the Chinese Government Must Confront its Abuses

For the China Story to be Credible, the Chinese Government Must Confront its Abuses

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If Xi Jinping wants China to plausibly present itself to the world as a “credible, lovable, and respectable” country, he must end human rights violations.

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China: Immediately release activist Xing Wangli and end reprisals against rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong

China: Immediately release activist Xing Wangli and end reprisals against rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong

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CHRD calls on the Chinese government to immediately release activist Xing Wangli (邢望力) and end reprisals against rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong (江天勇). Xing Wangli has apparently been criminally detained because he visited lawyer Jiang Tianyong.

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Chinese authorities must investigate torture claims by detained web designer

Chinese authorities must investigate torture claims by detained web designer

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The Chinese government, a party to the Convention against Torture, must immediately launch a prompt and impartial investigation of police officers accused of committing torture against a website administrator, Niu Tengyu.

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Chinese authorities must immediately end their prosecution of citizen journalists

Chinese authorities must immediately end their prosecution of citizen journalists

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CHRD denounces Chinese authorities for putting on trial two citizen journalists, Chen Mei and Cai Wei, on a charge of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” at Beijing’s Chaoyang District Court on May 11.

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China: Immediately Free Poet Wang Zang and His Wife Wang Li

China: Immediately Free Poet Wang Zang and His Wife Wang Li

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The Chinese government must end its egregious persecution of prominent poet Wang Zang (王藏) and its petty retaliation against his wife, Wang Li (王丽).

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The Chinese government must cooperate with investigation into the suspicious death of activist Guo Hongwei

The Chinese government must cooperate with investigation into the suspicious death of activist Guo Hongwei

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Chinese authorities must cooperate with an investigation into the death of human rights defender Guo Hongwei (郭洪伟) and prevent the destruction of any evidence related to his death in custody.

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CHRD releases “Defending Human Rights in the Time of COVID-19”: Annual Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China (2020)

CHRD releases “Defending Human Rights in the Time of COVID-19”: Annual Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China (2020)

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During the year 2020, while the world was battling the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, the Chinese authorities used the exceptional period to further tighten its grip over mainland society while abandoning its pledge to respect a high-degree of autonomy in Hong Kong, says CHRD in its 2020 annual report on the (read more…)

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China: Immediately release Frontline Delivery Worker Chen Guojiang

China: Immediately release Frontline Delivery Worker Chen Guojiang

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(Chinese Human Rights Defenders, March 17) The Chinese government must immediately release labor organizer, delivery worker, Chen Guojiang (陈国江), who was detained on February 25 in Beijing. Chen, a popular social media activist, had frequently posted about the precarious working conditions of frontline delivery workers in Chinese cities and had (read more…)

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Winners Named for the 2021 Cao Shunli Memorial Award for Human Rights Defenders

Winners Named for the 2021 Cao Shunli Memorial Award for Human Rights Defenders

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(Chinese Human Rights Defenders—March 12, 2021) Human rights defenders Li Yufeng and Li Qiaochu are recipients of the seventh Cao Shunli Memorial Award for Human Rights Defenders. The decision to give this year’s award to both Ms. Li Yufeng and Ms. Li Qiaochu recognizes their long-standing civil society activism to (read more…)

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The Chinese Government Must End Reprisal Against Li Qiaochu for Exposing Torture

The Chinese Government Must End Reprisal Against Li Qiaochu for Exposing Torture

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The Chinese government must immediately end its detention of human rights defender Li Qiaochu (李翘楚). Ms. Li, a women’s rights and labor rights activist, was detained in likely retaliation against her for disclosing the details of torture suffered by her partner, legal scholar and civil rights advocate Xu Zhiyong. Without (read more…)

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China: End Escalating Persecution of Free Expression, Release Geng Xiaonan

China: End Escalating Persecution of Free Expression, Release Geng Xiaonan

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CHRD condemns the Chinese government for jailing independent publisher, entrepreneur Geng Xiaonan (耿潇男). Ms. Geng’s trial and conviction in Beijing this week marks a milestone in the escalation of the Chinese government’s persecution of its outspoken critics.

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