RSF and NGO coalition call on Chinese President Xi Jinping to pardon journalist at risk of dying in prison

RSF and NGO coalition call on Chinese President Xi Jinping to pardon journalist at risk of dying in prison

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中文版本 Mr. Xi Jinping President People’s Republic of China The State Council General Office 2 Fuyoujie, Xichengqu Beijingshi 100017 Paris, July 22nd, 2020 Mr. President, As a collective of non-governmental organizations defending human rights and freedom of the press, we urge you to pardon ​journalist ​Huang Qi​, two-time laureate of the Reporters (read more…)

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Concerns Over China’s “Win-Win” Resolution at Human Rights Council

Concerns Over China’s “Win-Win” Resolution at Human Rights Council

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China presented a “mutually beneficial cooperation” resolution at the UN Human Rights Council, which was debated on June 22. The resolution directly taken from Chinese Communist Party propaganda and modeled on its authoritarian governance would silence criticisms of rights abuses at the council’s mechanisms.

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China: Stop Using COVID-19 for Unnecessary Restrictions on Detainees’ Visitation Rights

China: Stop Using COVID-19 for Unnecessary Restrictions on Detainees’ Visitation Rights

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CHRD has documented 12 cases of detained HRDs being denied access to their lawyers and families, including virtual meetings, on coronavirus grounds. The Chinese government must ensure their rights to legal counsel and family visitation and stop using the pandemic as the excuse to violate their rights.

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Statement Regarding the Verdict of Lawyer Yu Wensheng After His Secret Trial

Statement Regarding the Verdict of Lawyer Yu Wensheng After His Secret Trial

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The wife of Lawyer Yu Wensheng, Xu Yan, received news from the People’s Procuratorate of Xuzhou City in the morning of 17 June 2020 that Lawyer Yu – who went through a secret trial back in May 2019 – has already been sentenced to four years in jail, in addition (read more…)

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Joint NGO Open Letter Calls on China to Stop Imposing National Security Law on Hong Kong

Joint NGO Open Letter Calls on China to Stop Imposing National Security Law on Hong Kong

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CHRD joined 85 other organizations to call on the National People’s Congress to halt its moves to impose a national security law on Hong Kong.

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China: Free Arbitrarily Imprisoned Rights Lawyer Yu Wensheng

China: Free Arbitrarily Imprisoned Rights Lawyer Yu Wensheng

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A Chinese court secretly handed down a four-year prison sentence to lawyer Yu Wensheng for “inciting subversion of state power.” The persecution of Yu Wensheng in reprisal for exercising and defending human rights and the grave injustices involved in this case demand his immediate and unconditional release.

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31st Anniversary of June Fourth Massacre

31st Anniversary of June Fourth Massacre

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The Chinese Communist Party iron-fisted grip on power has perpetuated its leaders’ enjoyment of impunity for the Tiananmen massacre of pro-democracy protestors for 31 years. Victims and their families have never received justice. Photo by David Chen.

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中國政府應撤回對香港實施國家安全法的決定

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中國政府必須撤回對香港實施《國家安全法》的決定。在香港強制實施中國人大起草的《國安法》,無疑是在剝奪香​​港居民目前享有的人權和基本自由。

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China: Reverse Decision to Impose National Security Law on Hong Kong

China: Reverse Decision to Impose National Security Law on Hong Kong

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The Chinese government must reverse its decision to impose a national security law on Hong Kong. Imposing a CCP-drafted national security law in Hong Kong would mean stripping away any remaining human rights and fundamental freedoms of Hong Kong residents.

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China: Release Journalist Chen Jieren Imprisoned for 15 Years for Criticising CCP

China: Release Journalist Chen Jieren Imprisoned for 15 Years for Criticising CCP

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Chinese authorities must immediately and unconditionally release journalist Chen Jieren and his family members and associates, who have been prosecuted over Chen’s exercise of his right to free expression. A Hunan court handed Chen a 15-year prison sentence on April 30 in apparent punishment for his political speech.

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中国必须结束在抗疫期间对湖北居民和非洲移民的歧视

中国必须结束在抗疫期间对湖北居民和非洲移民的歧视

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中国政府必须采取有效措施,停止对湖北居民和非洲移民的歧视。这种歧视性的待遇已违反了中国法律和国际人权法。

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Joint Letter to the UN Re: Public-Private Partnerships – 21 April 2020

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The undersigned organizations write today to emphasize the fundamental importance of ensuring transparency and adequately assessing the human rights impact of any public-private partnerships that the United Nations (U.N.) may enter into, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. We acknowledge that the COVID-19 pandemic poses many unique challenges which must be (read more…)

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