Environmentalist Wu Lihong sentenced to 3 years in jail on “extortion” charges

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Environmentalist Wu Lihong sentenced to 3 years in jail on “extortion” charges (Chinese Human Rights Defenders, August 10, 2007) – CHRD is informed that the environmentalist Wu Lihong, of Jiangsu province, was sentenced to three years in jail today, August 10, 2007. In an unusual move, the court pronounced the (read more…)

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Shandong: Human rights lawyer denied renewal of license

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Shandong: Human rights lawyer denied renewal of license (Qingdao, Shandong, July 30, 2007) – The Shandong Provincial Bureau of Judicial Affairs rejected Li Jianqiang’s application for renewing his license for practicing law in June 2007, the month for the annual renewal of lawyers’ licenses in China. Mr. Li has represented (read more…)

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Human Rights Lawyer Zheng Enchong blocked by police from attending church, on hunger strike at its 10th hour

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Human Rights Lawyer Zheng Enchong blocked by police from attending church, on hunger strike at its 10th hour (Shanghai, July 29, 2007) – In the early morning today, Shanghai human rights lawyer Zheng Enchong and his wife Jiang Meili were stopped by policemen at the gate of their housing compound (read more…)

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Mass arrests to crush protests over power plant

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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 Authorities meet mass civil disobedience of protesting villagers in power plant dispute with arrests, nine may face criminal charges Government must protect economic rights by reforming system that breeds corruption and brutality (read more…)

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Zhu Yufu Sentenced to Two Years

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Zhejiang Veteran Democracy Activist Sent back to Jail A rare public trial failed to adhere to fair trial principle Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD) Web: https://www.nchrd.org/ Email: networkcrd@gmail.com Promoting human rights and empowering grassroots activism in China Veteran Democracy Activist Sent back to Prison A rare public trial failed to (read more…)

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Wife & child of prisoner at risk of abduction

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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 Yuan Weijing, wife and child of jailed activist Chen Guangcheng at risk of police abduction in Beijing Government must end collective punishment of family members of imprisoned activists (Chinese Human Rights Defenders, (read more…)

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Human Rights Defender Mao Hengfeng Tortured in Prison

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Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD) Web: /Article/ShowClass.asp?ClassID=9 Email: networkcrd@gmail.com Promoting human rights and empowering grassroots activism in China Human Rights Defender Mao Hengfeng Tortured in Prison The Chinese government must investigate accusations of torture and ill-treatment in the Shanghai prison (Chinese Human Rights Defenders, July 4, 2007) – According to (read more…)

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Human Rights Defender Beaten in Jail

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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 Human rights defender beaten in prison (Chinese Human Rights Defenders, June 20, 2007) – Imprisoned human rights defender Chen Guangcheng (陈光诚)reports that he has been beaten in jail by fellow inmates at (read more…)

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Eighteen Years Later, Tiananmen Prisoners Remain Imprisoned

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Eighteen Years Later, Tiananmen Protesters from Beijing Remain in Prison The Chinese government must allow independent investigation and prison visits by international human rights bodies (Chinese Human Rights Defenders, June 3, 2007) – At least thirteen Beijing civilians sentenced to life in prison or a suspended death sentence for participating (read more…)

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Detained Human Rights Defender YANG Maodong Reports Being Tortured during Interrogation

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Detained Human Rights Defender YANG Maodong Reports Being Tortured during Interrogation The Chinese government must honor its treaty obligations 19 years after it ratified the Convention Against Torture Yang Maodong (a.k.a. Guo Feixiong) told his lawyer that he has been tortured and punished by cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment while (read more…)

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Environmental Rights Activist Released from Prison

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Authorities must impose no restrictions on freedom of movement and expression Chinese Human Rights Defenders Promoting human rights & empowering grassroots activism in China Environmental Rights Activist Released but Declining any Contacts Authorities must impose no restrictions on freedom of movement and expression (Hangzhou, April 30, 2007) – Tan Kai (read more…)

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China’s Press Czar vs. Authors of Censored Books, Chapter II

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Government must keep hands off courts, respecting law allowing citizens sue censorship authorities for damage (Beijing, April 26, 2007) – Chinese citizens made another effort, without success, to put China’s press control authority on trial. The author of the banned book Bygone Peking Opera Masters (《伶人往事》), Ms. Zhang Yihe, filed (read more…)

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