Release of AIDS Activist from Unlawful Detention Raises Concern about Unchecked Police Power

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Immediate release, CRD November 27, 2006 Release of AIDS Activist from Unlawful Detention Raises Concern about Unchecked Police Power, Ban on Conference on Rights of People with HIV/AIDS Remains Firm Today’s release of Chinese AIDS activist Wan Yanhai, a founding member and leader of Beijing AIZHIXING Institute, from police detention, (read more…)

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CRD Condemns Police Brutality against Wife of Detained Human Rights Lawyer

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CRD Condemns Police Brutality against Wife of Detained Human Rights Lawyer For immediate release, CRD November 24, 2006 CRD Condemns Brutality by Beijing’s Political Police: Detained Human Rights Lawyer’s Wife Beaten, Harassment of Family Intensified CRD obtained information that, on November 24, Ms. Geng He, the wife of Gao Zhisheng, (read more…)

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CRD Urges Release of Dongzhou Villager

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CRD Urges Release of Dongzhou Villager For immediate release CRD November 21,2006 New Arrest in Dongzhou where 2005 Killings Remain Unaccounted for CRD demands the immediate release of Dongzhou villager,Chen Qian, male, 56, who was arrested for displaying anti-corruption banners on November 9. CRD condemns the arrest as a violation (read more…)

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Abrogation of Rights in the Case of Gao Zhisheng

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Abrogation of Rights in the Case of Gao Zhisheng Immediate release CRD, November 16, 2006 Abrogation of Legal Rights and Human Rights in the Case of Gao Zhisheng: CRD Finds Arbitrary Detention, Interference in Independency of Lawyers, Retaliation against a Human Rights Defender, Violation of Freedom of Expression, Torture or (read more…)

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CRD Welcomes Linyi Court Decision to Overturn Lower Court Verdict on Chen Guangcheng; Urges Fair Retrial

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CRD Welcomes Linyi Court Decision to Overturn Lower Court Verdict on Chen Guangcheng; Urges Fair Retrial The Network of Chinese Human Rights Defenders Immediate Release Beijing, November 1, 2006 CRD Welcomes Linyi Court Decision to Overturn Lower Court Verdict on Chen Guangcheng; Urges Fair Retrial CRD welcomes the Linyi City (read more…)

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LETTER OF APPEAL ON THE SHUTDOWN OF CENTURY CHINA

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LETTER OF APPEAL ON THE SHUTDOWN OF CENTURY CHINA ONE HUNDRED INTELLECTUALS’ LETTER OF APPEAL ON THE SHUTDOWN OF CENTURY CHINA By Liu Xiaobo and ninety-nine others, The New York Review of Books Volume 53, Number 17 · November 2, 2006 To the Editors: For many days since July 25, (read more…)

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RAPID ACTION NETWORK:CHINA: Crackdown on Dissident Writers

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RAPID ACTION NETWORK 10 October 2006 RAN 35/06 CHINA: Crackdown on Dissident Writers The Writers in Prison Committee of International PEN is alarmed about an apparent crackdown on dissident writers in China. Three writers have been detained in recent weeks: they are Zhang Jianhong (aka Li Hong) who is a (read more…)

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China Infringes Upon Rights to Take Part in Government through Free Election

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China Infringes Upon Rights to Take Part in Government through Free Election For immediate release China Infringes Upon Rights to Take Part in Government through Free Election – Widespread harassment on independent candidates in local races for People’s Congress (Beijing, September 27,2006) During the county-district-township simultaneous elections for delegates to (read more…)

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Three cyber-dissidents arrested and websites closed in new wave of Internet censorship

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Three cyber-dissidents arrested and websites closed in new wave of Internet censorship Reporters Without Borders called today for the release of three cyber-dissidents who have been arrested in the past two weeks – Zhang Jianhong, Yang Maodong and Chen Shuqing – and voiced concern about an increase in the censorship (read more…)

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China: Intensified Attack on Human Rights Defenders

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For immediate release Sept. 11, 2009 China: Intensified Attack on Human Rights Defenders Intensified persecution of human rights activists in recent days has seriously undermined the Chinese government’s pledges to respect international human rights. These are pledges that the government made in its bid for membership on the UN Human (read more…)

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Journalist Zhao Yan acquitted of revealing state secrets but convicted of fraud

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RAPID ACTION NETWORK 25 August 2006 Update #2 to RAN 43/04 CHINA:Journalist Zhao Yan acquitted of revealing state secrets but convicted of fraud The Writers in Prison Committee of International PEN welcomes the announcement on 25 August 2006 that the charge of revealing state secrets has been dropped against journalist (read more…)

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Urgent Petition: Stop Illegal Detention of Gao Zhisheng and Harassment of His Family

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Urgent Petition: Stop Illegal Detention of Gao Zhisheng and Harassment of His Family China’s most prominent human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng has been arrested. Gao is widely regarded by various international organizations, including the UN Human Rights Commission as an important and respected human rights lawyer. Recently, both the US (read more…)

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