2 Journalists Imprisoned for Outspokenness & Hong Kong Democrats Targeted

2 Journalists Imprisoned for Outspokenness & Hong Kong Democrats Targeted

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Mass Arrests in Hong Kong Under National Security Law Targets Democrats; Former Journalist Zhang Jialong Sentenced; Journalist Li Xinde Imprisoned for Five-Years; Administrative Punishment on Lawyers Widens; Strong Human Rights Safeguards Must be Included in EU-China Investment Agreement

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Detainees Rushed to Trials During Holiday Season in Apparent Attempt to Evade Scrutiny

Detainees Rushed to Trials During Holiday Season in Apparent Attempt to Evade Scrutiny

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Chinese courts put a number of human rights defenders on trial around the holiday season in an apparent bid to avoid international scrutiny.

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[Briefing] Year’s End Brings No Letup in China’s Persecution of Rights Activists and Citizen Reporters

[Briefing] Year’s End Brings No Letup in China’s Persecution of Rights Activists and Citizen Reporters

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Citizen journalist Zhang Zhan will face trial; independent photojournalist Du Bin under criminal detention; rights activist Ou Biaofeng sent to residential surveillance in undisclosed location; and housing activist Ge Zhihui, with disabilities, stood on trial.

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[Briefing] More Entrepreneurs Prosecuted in Crackdown on Outspokenness in Private Sector; HK National Security Crackdown Extends Further

[Briefing] More Entrepreneurs Prosecuted in Crackdown on Outspokenness in Private Sector; HK National Security Crackdown Extends Further

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Activist Zhou Weilin Tried Behind Closed-Doors; Activist Zhang Baocheng Sentenced; Guangzhou National Security Police Launch New Crackdown; Entrepreneur Sun Dawu Detained; Chongqing Businessman Sentenced to 20 Years; Hong Kong Legislators Disqualified, Opposition Resigns; HK National Security Police Enter CUHK Campus; Three Days of Arrests of HK Dissidents

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[Briefing] Disappeared Human Rights Lawyer Denied Bail; Hong Kong Politicians and Journalists Arrested

[Briefing] Disappeared Human Rights Lawyer Denied Bail; Hong Kong Politicians and Journalists Arrested

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Disappeared human rights lawyer Chang Weiping will not be released on bail; labor activist Ling Haobo had received an 18-month prison sentence; Hong Kong Police Force arrested 8 pro-democracy politicians and 3 journalists.

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[Briefing] Police Forcibly Disappear Rights Lawyer, Activist & Pastor; Publisher Geng Xiaonan Arrested

[Briefing] Police Forcibly Disappear Rights Lawyer, Activist & Pastor; Publisher Geng Xiaonan Arrested

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Geng Xiaonan Arrested; He Fangmei Disappeared; Chang Weiping Disappeared into RSDL; Pastor Missing; Activist Yuan Bing Forced to Submit to Miometric Data Collection after Prison Release; CCP Official Accused of “Slandering” the Party

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[Briefing] Chinese Courts Punish Peaceful Expression while Environmental Activists Detained and 12 Hongkongers Charged

[Briefing] Chinese Courts Punish Peaceful Expression while Environmental Activists Detained and 12 Hongkongers Charged

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7-year prison sentence for selling Christian books online; Ren Zhiqiang sentenced to 18-years for criticizing Xi Jinping; Chen Jianfang reportedly sentenced to 3-years for tribute to Cao Shunli; environmental activists arrested in Ningxia after accusing police of sheltering poachers

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[Briefing] NGO Staffers and Xi Jinping Critic Put on Trial While Publisher Detained

[Briefing] NGO Staffers and Xi Jinping Critic Put on Trial While Publisher Detained

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Secret trial of Changsha Funeng NGO workers held on unknown date; police detain publisher Geng Xiaonan and her husband Qin Zhen for “illegal business activity”; outspoken businessman Ren Zhiqiang tried but no verdict pronounced

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[Briefing] Crackdown on Free Expression: Blogger, Poet, Activist & Citizen Journalist in Custody

[Briefing] Crackdown on Free Expression: Blogger, Poet, Activist & Citizen Journalist in Custody

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Court Rejects Blogger’s Appeal Against 4-Year Sentence; Missing Poet and his Wife Confirmed to be Under Arrest; Labor Activist Secretly Tried and Sentenced; Citizen Journalist Awaits Appeal Against 9-Year Sentence

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[Briefing] Reports of Torture; Teachers Fired for Political Views; Graduate Student Expelled for Online Comments Written Overseas

[Briefing] Reports of Torture; Teachers Fired for Political Views; Graduate Student Expelled for Online Comments Written Overseas

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etails of torture in Chinese detention facilities in 2 HRD cases; mainland teacher fired for comments on Korean War, Hong Kong teachers face retaliation; graduate student expelled for online comments about Nanjing Massacre written while in US.

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[Briefing] NGO Staff Indicted for “Subversion”; Lawyer Detained for Online Speech; Netizen Imprisoned for Using VPN

[Briefing] NGO Staff Indicted for “Subversion”; Lawyer Detained for Online Speech; Netizen Imprisoned for Using VPN

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Changsha prosecutors indicted 3 staff from NGO Changsha Funeng; Ningxia police criminally detained lawyer Ma Wanjun; another activist forcibly disappeared into COVID-19 quarantine; activist to be tried for campaigning for better food safety standards in schools; constitutional law professor Xu Zhangrun dismissed by Tsinghua University

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National Security Crime “Inciting Subversion” Used in Multiple Cases Against Chinese Lawyers/Activists

National Security Crime “Inciting Subversion” Used in Multiple Cases Against Chinese Lawyers/Activists

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This week, while the Chinese government is poised to impose a national security law in Hong Kong, it also prosecuted a number of mainland human rights lawyers and activists on “inciting subversion of state power” charges, exemplifying how the government uses “endangering national security” crimes, with increasing frequency, to silent (read more…)

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