法治的冬天远未结束 人权律师后继有人

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709镇压六周年已经到来。 在这过去的六年里,中国人权状况持续恶化,人权律师队伍严重受创,中国法治继续恶化。表现为:“政治”案件全部由公安部成立专案组来办理,公检法沆瀣一气,严重涉嫌搞秘密关押、酷刑,以及对家属珠链、阻止律师介入人权案件。中国法治的冬天远远没有结束。

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停止以“危害国家安全”来限制公民的出境权

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许多坚持维权的大陆人权捍卫者都不能出境,这是不争的事实。但最近牵动人心涉及出境权利的两个事件,一是郭飞雄被限制出境,中共断然不顾他身患癌症妻子在美国需亲人照顾; 二是唐吉田被限制出境,他女儿孤独一人在日本昏迷不醒二十多天的现状没有让当权者拒绝放行的决定有任何的动摇。

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In the Shadow of the Tiananmen Crackdown

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Both China and the U.S. have profited from Beijing’s state violence. By Ramona Li Thirty-two years ago, the Chinese government began its crackdown on democracy demonstrations in Beijing. Though rarely discussed in the U.S., the legacy of June 4, 1989, is all around us. The start of China’s democracy protests (read more…)

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Leader Carrie Lam must not let the memory of the Tiananmen Massacre die in Hong Kong on her watch

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Authorities have an obligation under both international and domestic law to respect the right of peaceful assembly, writes William Nee. By William Nee Ahead of the 32nd anniversary this year, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam must not let the memory of the Tiananmen Massacre die on her watch, and (read more…)

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Beijing’s double speak: Why China owes the United Nations more than mere lip service

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“It would be hard to take Xi Jinping’s flowery promises about respecting international law seriously while he is engaged in trampling on it in Hong Kong,” writes William Nee.

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An investigative report on treatment of detainees

An investigative report on treatment of detainees

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An Investigative Survey Report on the Treatment of Detainees and Conditions in PRC Detention Centers Nationwide, by Chinese lawyer Huang Sha. All copyrights belong to the author. And the author is responsible for the contents of the report.

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How to Combat CCP Disinformation on COVID-19

How to Combat CCP Disinformation on COVID-19

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By Frances Eve | On International Human Rights Day, we can combat the CCP’s disinformation on COVID-19 by raising awareness of those detained in Chinese government’s crackdown on covid expression.

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12 Hongkongers are now being subject to China’s murky criminal system – their compatriots should learn what’s at stake

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By Leo Lan When the 12 Hong Kong activists decided to cross the strait from Hong Kong to Taiwan, they may have understood the potential risks, including being caught by mainland Chinese, Hong Kong or Taiwan marine police, or a possible accident at sea. Yet, the 12 and their family (read more…)

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Win-win or lose-lose? Why countries should uphold universal values and not cede to China’s propaganda

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Originally published by Hong Kong Free Press on 6 Jul, 2020 By Leo Lan  As a citizen, imagine you are assured by a regime that you will be abundantly fed but you don’t have the right to choose your state leaders. Imagine also that you are detained after you attempt (read more…)

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Who Stands to Lose from China’s “Win-Win” Resolution?

Who Stands to Lose from China’s “Win-Win” Resolution?

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By Renee Xia | The world outside Geneva may have not noticed when a draft resolution initiated by China was passed at the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) on June 22. Too much is at stake to let this event slip off our radar screen.

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Twitter Becomes Chinese Government’s Double Weapon: Punishing Dissent and Propagating Disinformation

Twitter Becomes Chinese Government’s Double Weapon: Punishing Dissent and Propagating Disinformation

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By Frances Eve | Former journalist Zhang Jialong faces trial on May 13. He has been charged with “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” for sending fewer than 200 tweets. Meanwhile, the Chinese government freely uses Twitter for its propaganda and disinformation.

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Grant a Dying Mother’s Wish

Grant a Dying Mother’s Wish

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By Frances Eve | The Chinese government has treated Huang Qi and Pu Wenqing with utter disregard for their human rights and human dignity. It should take a first step to right the wrong by granting this dying woman her wish and let her see her son.

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