1989 Student Protester Chen Yunfei Secretly Detained Ahead of Tiananmen Anniversary

1989 Student Protester Chen Yunfei Secretly Detained Ahead of Tiananmen Anniversary

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Chengdu police reportedly took away activist Chen Yunfei from his home in the Wenjiang District on May 31, 2020.

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Poet Wang Zang Detained by Yunnan Police for “Inciting Subversion”

Poet Wang Zang Detained by Yunnan Police for “Inciting Subversion”

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Yunnan police seized poet Wang Zang on May 30, 2020. They accused him of “inciting subversion of state power” and raided his home.

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Guangdong Activist Detained for Online Expression of Support to Hong Kong

Guangdong Activist Detained for Online Expression of Support to Hong Kong

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Guangdong police detained activist Xiao Yuhui and several other members of a WeChat group that reposted “One Message per Person to Save Hong Kong.”

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Sichuan Activist Detained for Protest for Lack of Representation by “People’s Congress”

Sichuan Activist Detained for Protest for Lack of Representation by “People’s Congress”

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Chengdu police detained activist Xie Junbiao on May 10, 2020 following his protest that morning outside the Sichuan Provincial People’s Assembly.

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Distributing Pro-Democracy Flyers, Woman Is Put under Psychiatric Detention

Distributing Pro-Democracy Flyers, Woman Is Put under Psychiatric Detention

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Beijing police detained a local Shandong government official for distributing flyers and then sent her back to her hometown and forcibly committed her to a psychiatric hospital.

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Chinese Authorities Target Speech on Twitter in Criminalizing Free Expression

Chinese Authorities Target Speech on Twitter in Criminalizing Free Expression

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Beijing activist Quan Shixin has been indicted and faces trial on charges of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” for using Twitter. Wang Yong and Gao Jinbiao were recently tried, convited, and given prison sentences for using Twitter.

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Police Take Away Journalist Jiang Xue After Her Article Mourning Dr. Li Wenliang

Police Take Away Journalist Jiang Xue After Her Article Mourning Dr. Li Wenliang

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Xi’an Police seized prominent journalist Jiang Xue on May 18. Her whereabouts and the criminal charges against her are unknown.

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Police Detain Citizen Journalist Zhang Zhan, Who Reported on COVID-19 in Wuhan

Police Detain Citizen Journalist Zhang Zhan, Who Reported on COVID-19 in Wuhan

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Shanghai police criminally detained citizen journalist and activist Zhang Zhan on May 15, 2020, on suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble.” She had been reporting from Wuhan since February about the coronavirus pandemic.

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Chinese Police Detain Poet For “Inciting Subversion” over Online Expression

Chinese Police Detain Poet For “Inciting Subversion” over Online Expression

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Liaocheng City police seized poet Lu Yang on May 1. For the next two weeks, police subjected him to forced disappearance. On May 13, police notified his family that Lu Yang had been criminally detained on suspicion of “inciting subversion” for comments made online.

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Former Law Professor & Rights Lawyer Zhang Xuezhong Detained after Calling for Political Reform

Former Law Professor & Rights Lawyer Zhang Xuezhong Detained after Calling for Political Reform

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Shanghai police seized lawyer and former professor Zhang Xuezhong from his home in the early morning of May 11. Two days prior to being detained, Zhang had written an open letter to all the delegates of the National People’s Congress.

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Veteran Activists Imprisoned and Detained for Online Speech

Veteran Activists Imprisoned and Detained for Online Speech

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Chinese police persecuted two HRDs for their online speech. Hunan activist Liu Yanli received a four-year prison sentence on April 22 and former prisoner of conscience Xie Wenfei was criminally detained on April 29.

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[Briefing] COVID-19 Arrests & Victims Threatened for Seeking Compensation; Lawyer Punished

[Briefing] COVID-19 Arrests & Victims Threatened for Seeking Compensation; Lawyer Punished

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Crackdown on free expression tied to COVID-19 continues as retired professor arrested for criticising CCP and three young volunteers detained for documenting censored news. Victims and families threatened for seeking compensation over government failures in handling the virus. Lawyer punished for representing another rights lawyer.

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