China Human Rights Briefing June 2-13,2006

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June 13: After 89 days of illegal detention, Shandong rights activist Chen Guangcheng faces charges On June 11, Yuan Weijing, wife of the human rights activist Chen Guangcheng, was notified by the Yinan County Public Security Bureau that her husband had been charged with “deliberate destruction of property” and “organizing (read more…)

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China Human Rights Briefing May 12-June 1, 2006

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China Human Rights Briefing (May 12-June1, 2006) June 1: “Tiananmen Mothers” leader Ding Zilin urges remembering “6.4” On May 28, the leader of the Tiananmen Mothers movement, Ding Zilin, who lost her son during the June 4th Massacre in Beijing in 1989, wrote an open letter to endorse US Congressman (read more…)

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China Human Rights Briefing May 1-14, 2006

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China Human Rights Briefing (May 1-14, 2006) May 14: Internet Writer Tried on Subversion Charge, Prosecutor Introduced Coerced “Confession” Li Yuanlong, a journalist at Bijie Daily in Guizhou Province, was tried for “subversion of state power” at the Bijie Intermediate People’s Court on May 11. Some 20 family members, friends, (read more…)

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China Human Rights Briefing April 21-May 1, 2006

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China Human Rights Briefing April 21-May 1, 2006 May 1: TIME nominates activist Chen Guangcheng as one of 100 people “who shape our world” Time magazine nominated the blind Shandong activist Chen Guangcheng as one of 100 people who shape our world in its April 30, 2006 edition ( http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1186887,00.html (read more…)

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China Human Rights Briefing April 10-20, 2006

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April 20: Blind Activist Chen Guangcheng May Face Charge, Three Villagers Remain Detained On April 18, Linyi villagers Chen Guangjun and Chen Guangyu, who had been detained for 37 days, were released on bail to await trial. Linyi County PSB prohibited them from returning to the village. Both have left (read more…)

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China Human Rights Briefing March 30- April 9, 2006

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China Human Rights Briefing CRD, March 30- April 9, 2006 April 9: Internet Writer Trial for “Inciting Subversion of the State” Set to Open on April 12 The “inciting subversion of the state” case again the internet writer Li Jianping is set to open for court trial at the Zibo (read more…)

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China Human Rights Briefing March 21-29, 2006

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China Human Rights Briefing (March 21-29, 2006) March 29: Bulletin on Petitioners & Hunger Strikers – Forced Disappearances, Detention, and Arrests (In brackets are the date when the individual was first detained/disappeared and the location, where known) Forced disappearances: Qi Zhiyong (Feb. 16, Beijing), Ouyang Xiaorong (Feb. 16, Beijing). (Hu (read more…)

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China Human Rights Briefing March 13-20, 2006

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China Human Rights Briefing (March 13-20, 2006) March 20: Trial of Fujian Farmer who Protested Land Appropriation Opens The trial of farmer Huang Weizhong on “suspicion of gathering crowds to disturb social order” was scheduled to open at the Chengxiang District Court in Putian City, Fujian Province, today, March 20, (read more…)

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China Human Rights Briefing March 6-13, 2006

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China Human Rights Briefing (March 6-13, 2006) March 13: Bulletin on Petitioners and Hunger Strikers Missing, in Custody, or Detained (Date and location are bracketed in when the individual was first detained/disappeared) Still missing: Hu Jia (Feb. 16, Beijing), Qi Zhiyong (Feb. 16, Beijing), Ouyang Xiaorong (Feb. 16, Beijing). In (read more…)

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China Human Rights Briefing February 27 – March 5, 2006

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China Human Rights Briefing (February 27 – March 5, 2006) March 5: Rural Land Rights Activist Facing Trial Huang Weizhong, male, 46, a farmer from a village in Putian City, Fujian Province, who led hundreds of people in protests against low levels of compensation for expropriation of farm land, may (read more…)

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China Human Rights Briefing February 20 – 26, 2006

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China Human Rights Briefing (February 20 – 26, 2006) February 21: NPC Plans to Pass Illegal Behaviors Correction Law (Weifa xingwei jiuzheng fa) to Reform RETL System The NPC plans to pass this new law at its annual Congress in March to enact reforms to the controversial system of administrative (read more…)

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China Human Rights Briefing February 13-19, 2006

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China Human Rights Briefing (February 13-19, 2006) February 13-15: After Clash, Police Intimidation in East Shigu Village, Linyi Continues After the clash between local officials and villagers protesting against Chen Guangcheng’s prolonged house arrest under “residential surveillance” and the detention of villager Chen Hua, police continued intimidating and detaining villagers. (read more…)

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