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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Guangdong: Rural Protesters Sentenced on Trumped-up Charges

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Government Must Protect Constitutional Rights and Human Rights (Chinese Human Rights Defenders, April 11, 2007) – On April 10, the Sanshan District Court in Nanhai County, Guangdong Province, convicted seven villagers, Liu Dehuo (刘德伙), Cui Yongfa (崔永发), Shao Xiaobing, female (邵笑冰,女), Chen Ningbiao(陈宁标), Chen Zhibiao (陈智标), Shao Xixia (绍细虾), Guo (read more…)

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Hubei: Psychiatric Harassment of Rights Activist

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CRD Deplores Psychiatric Harassment of Rights Activist Government should investigate PSB abuse For immediate release CRD Deplores Psychiatric Harassment of Rights Activist (CRD, April 4, 2007) – Psychiatric persecution has continued as a cruel form of intimidation and punishment for outspoken activists and political dissidents. The case of Wang Guoqiang (read more…)

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Lawyer at Risk of Losing License, Facing Punishment for Defending Farmers

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For immediate release CRD, March 29, 2007 Lawyer at Risk of Losing License, Facing Punishment for Defending Farmers On March 28, 2007, Xi’an lawyer Zhang Jiankang (张鉴康) found that he was denied membership with the local Lawyers’ Association and he is now at risk of losing his license to practice (read more…)

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CRD Protests Detention of Cai Aiming

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In China’s Arbitrary Detention System – “Reform Through Labor” CRD, for immediate release March 27, 2007 CRD Protests Detention of Cai Aiming: In China’s Arbitrary Detention System – “Re-education Through Labor” The utterly arbitrary nature of the detention system – Re-education Through Labor (RTL, lao jiao) system – is accentuated (read more…)

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Chen Guangcheng, Human Rights Defender in Prison

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Chen Guangcehng, Human Rights Defender in Prison, Update: Officials Ignored Requests for Medical Parole and for Filing Complaints to Higher Court about Verdict CRD obtained information from Chen Guangcheng’s lawyers that, on March 20, the imprisoned human rights defender was allowed to meet with his lawyers at the Linyi Prison (read more…)

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China’s Press Czar vs. Authors of Censored Books

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CRD, for immediate release March 22, 2007 China’s Press Czar vs. Authors of Censored Books To put China’s press control authority on a trial stand? It would be a good idea. That idea came very close to a Chinese court hearing this month. The Press and Publication Administration (PPA) of (read more…)

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CRD Open Letter to the NPC, Urging Constitutional Review of the Crime of “Inciting Subversion”

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CRD Open Letter to the NPC, Urging Constitutional Review of the Crime of “Inciting Subversion” and Abolition of Law Criminalizing Free Expression On March 12, 2007, CRD released an open letter, urging the National People’s Congress to authorize review procedures to examine the constitutionality of an article in the PRC (read more…)

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