[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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Enforcing Amnesia, China Detained and Intimidated Activists Around 31st Anniversary of Tiananmen Massacre

Enforcing Amnesia, China Detained and Intimidated Activists Around 31st Anniversary of Tiananmen Massacre

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Police in cities across China disappeared, detained, and harassed activists during the period around the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre.

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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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