Thousands of Petitioners Demand the 17th Party Congress to Improve Human Rights

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Thousands of Petitioners Demand the 17th Party Congress to Improve Human Rights (Chinese Human Rights Defenders, October 8, 2007) – On October 8, a letter with the signatures of 12,150 petitioners from China‘s thirty provinces (except Tibet) was sent to the Chinese Communist Party leaders. In the letter, made public (read more…)

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Beijing Police Suspected of Abduction and Torture of Human Rights Lawyer Li Heping

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Beijing Police Suspected of Abduction and Torture of Human Rights Lawyer Li Heping Chinese government must investigate accusations, honoring its obligation to Torture Convention (Beijing, October 1, 2007) – On September 29, Beijing-based human rights lawyer, Li Heping (李和平), was assaulted by unidentified men, believed to be police from the (read more…)

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Lu Gengsong, writer and activist, under formal arrest

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(Hangzhou, September 30, 2007) – Detained writer and activist, Lu Gengsong (吕耿松), has been formally arrested on suspicion of “inciting subversion of state power.” Lu is incarcerated at the Xihu (West Lake) Detention Center in Hangzhou City. The arrest notice was issued by the Hangzhou City Public Security Bureau, dated (read more…)

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Son and Brother of Ye Guozhu, the “Olympics Prisoner,” Detained

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(Chinese Human Rights Defenders, September 30, 2007)—Ye Mingjun (叶明君), son of the “Olympics Prisoner” Ye Guozhu ( 叶国柱), was criminally detained this morning on suspicion of “inciting subversion of state power”. He is incarcerated at the Beijing Xuanwu District Detention Center. Ye Guoqiang (叶国强), brother of Ye Guozhu, has also (read more…)

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Lawyer Gao Zhisheng’s Whereabouts Unknown, Feared Detained by Police

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Lawyer Gao Zhisheng’s Whereabouts Unknown, Feared Detained by Police (Chinese Human Rights Defenders, September 25, 2007) – Gao Zhisheng (高智晟), a human rights lawyer, is feared detained by the Beijing police on September 22. All attempts to contact him or confirm his whereabouts with family have failed. On the afternoon (read more…)

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Imprisoned Poet Li Hong’s Application for Release on Medical Bail Denied

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Imprisoned Poet Li Hong’s Application for Release on Medical Bail Denied (Chinese Human Rights Defenders, September 22, 2007)- Li Hong (力虹), jailed Zhejiang writer, poet, was denied release for medical treatment, according to the Citizen’s Rights & Livelihood Watch or Min Sheng Guan Cha, a Chinese group. Li had just (read more…)

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Hangzhou Public Security Bureau Rejects Lu Gengsong’s Request for Lawyer

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Hangzhou Public Security Bureau Rejects Lu Gengsong’s Request for Lawyer (Hangzhou, September 21, 2007) – According to CHRD sources, police rejected the request by Lu Gengsong (吕耿松), a detained activist, for a defense lawyer. On August 29, Lu’s family authorized lawyers Mo Xiaoping (莫少平) and Ding Xikui (丁锡奎) from the (read more…)

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Heilongjiang activist, Yang Chunlin, denied access to lawyer, at risk of torture and ill-treatment

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Heilongjiang activist, Yang Chunlin, denied access to lawyer, at risk of torture and ill-treatment (Heilongjiang, September 21, 2007) Detained Heilongjiang activist, Yang Chunlin (杨春林), is still denied access to a lawyer after more than two and a half months in custody. On September 18, Yang’s family went to Heitong Police (read more…)

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Detained Sichuan Villager Liu Shenggui Faces Criminal Trial

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Detained Sichuan Villager Liu Shenggui Faces Criminal Trial (Chinese Human Rights Defenders, September 4, 2007) – Liu Shenggui (刘升贵), a villager and leader in rural protest from Data Township, Yibin County in Sichuan Province, has been detained since being taken away by police from his home on June 27. According (read more…)

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Heilongjiang Activist Yang Chunlin Arrested for Organizing Open-Letter Campaign: “We Want Human Rights, not the Olympics”

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Heilongjiang Activist Yang Chunlin Arrested for Organizing Open-Letter Campaign: “We Want Human Rights, not the Olympics” (Heilongjiang, August 31, 2007) – Yang Chunlin (杨春林), a resident of Jiamusi City (佳木斯市), Heilongjiang Province, was detained on July 6 and formally arrested on suspicion of “subversion of state power” on August 3. (read more…)

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Pro-democracy Activist Detained for “Inciting Subversion”Government must end criminalization of free speech

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Pro-democracy Activist Detained for “Inciting Subversion” Government must end criminalization of free speech (Hangzhou, August 25, 2007) – Police have notified the family of Hangzhou-based activist Lu Gengsong of his detention on suspicion of “inciting subversion of the state power” and “illegal possession of state secrets” on 24 August 2007. (read more…)

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Police bar wife of imprisoned rights defender from leaving China to collect award

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Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD) Web: https://www.nchrd.org/ Email: networkcrd@gmail.com Promoting human rights and empowering grassroots activism in China Police bar wife of imprisoned rights defender from leaving China to collect award Officials assault Yuan Weijing at Beijing airport, block her from leaving for the Philippines to receive award on behalf (read more…)

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