China:  Immediately release detained journalists on World Press Freedom Day

China:  Immediately release detained journalists on World Press Freedom Day

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Ahead of World Press Freedom Day on May 3, and as a new wave of detentions of media workers has emerged, CHRD calls for the immediate release of journalists and publishers.

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CHRD urges the EU and EU member states to speak out for Yu Wensheng and Xu Yan

CHRD urges the EU and EU member states to speak out for Yu Wensheng and Xu Yan

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CHRD calls on the Chinese government to immediately release human rights lawyer Yu Wensheng and his wife Xu Yan, who have been criminally detained and denied access to lawyers of their choice.

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Free Xu Zhiyong, Ding Jiaxi, and All Prisoners of Conscience Immediately

Free Xu Zhiyong, Ding Jiaxi, and All Prisoners of Conscience Immediately

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(The Network of Chinese Human Rights Defenders, April 10, 2023) We condemn the Chinese government’s sentencing of Ding Jiaxi and Xu Zhiyong, two of China’s most notable human rights defenders. “Their sentencing once again demonstrates the Chinese government’s hostility to peaceful advocacy of democracy and human rights, and marks a (read more…)

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Winners Named for the 2023 Cao Shunli Memorial Award for Human Rights Defenders: Xu Qin and Peng Lifa

Winners Named for the 2023 Cao Shunli Memorial Award for Human Rights Defenders: Xu Qin and Peng Lifa

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Human rights defenders Xu Qin and Peng Lifa are recipients of the Ninth Annual Cao Shunli Memorial Award for Human Rights Defenders. The decision recognizes Xu Qin’s long-standing civil society activism to promote protection of human rights in China, and the brave civil disobedience by Peng Lifa to spur on (read more…)

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<strong>Chinese Authorities Must Release “Blank Paper” Protesters and Allow Free Expression on COVID-19 Pandemic</strong>

Chinese Authorities Must Release “Blank Paper” Protesters and Allow Free Expression on COVID-19 Pandemic

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The following 25 organizations call on the Chinese government to immediately and unconditionally release Cao Zhixin, Li Siqi, Li Yuanjing, and Zhai Dengrui and all other “blank paper” protesters, and to end its crackdown on free expression around the COVID-19 pandemic.

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<strong>China: Free All “Blank Paper” Protestors</strong>

China: Free All “Blank Paper” Protestors

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CHRD urges the United Nations human rights experts to take urgent action, calling on the Chinese government to release all of the “Blank Paper” movement participants and remind the government of its human rights obligations.

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Over 100 Global Rights Groups Call for the Immediate Release of Mongolian writer and activist Munkhbayar Chuluundorj

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World leaders urged to jointly press for all charges against him to be dropped and for him to be freed We urge the Mongolian government to immediately release Mr. Munkhbayar Chuluundorj who was arbitrarily arrested in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, by the General Intelligence Agency (GIA) of Mongolia on February 17, 2022. (read more…)

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<strong>Human Rights Day 2022 in China: Reasons for Hope </strong>

Human Rights Day 2022 in China: Reasons for Hope 

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On this International Human Rights Day, stakeholders in the international human rights community should appreciate that the protestors are showing us that not all hope is lost for a democratic China, where human rights and rule of law will be respected.

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<strong>2022年国际人权日:希望之光</strong>

2022年国际人权日:希望之光

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在12月10日国际人权日之际,我们为人权行动者的勇气和胆量倍感振奋,并再次呼吁中国政府停止违反自己承诺的保护人权的义务,释放那些因行使人权而被拘禁的人。我们敦促国际社会保持希望,继续支持站在最前沿的维权者。

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Joint Statement: Respect Freedoms of Expression, Press and Assembly in China – Stop violent crackdown and arrests of peaceful protesters

Joint Statement: Respect Freedoms of Expression, Press and Assembly in China – Stop violent crackdown and arrests of peaceful protesters

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We, the undersigned, call on the Chinese government to strictly abide by its obligations under the Chinese Constitution and the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, as well as its commitment as a signatory to the International Covenant on Civil and Political (read more…)

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<strong>China Must End Reprisals against Protestors, Investigate Urumqi Fire, Free Detainees </strong>

China Must End Reprisals against Protestors, Investigate Urumqi Fire, Free Detainees 

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We at CHRD are seriously concerned that detained protestors are at high risk of being forcibly disappeared and subjected to torture and deprivation of due process rights.

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中国政府须结束对抗议者的报复,调查乌鲁木齐火灾,释放被拘留者

中国政府须结束对抗议者的报复,调查乌鲁木齐火灾,释放被拘留者

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中国警方正在对中国各地的街头抗议者进行系统性报复。全国各地过去几天的集会示威,呼吁结束不人道的“清零政策”、哀悼11月24日乌鲁木齐公寓火灾受害者以及要求政治变革。

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