CHRD & 70 Organisations Urge Canada, U.K., to Join Global Magnitsky Sanctions Against Chinese Officials Responsible for Violating the Rights of Uyghurs

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We, the 71 undersigned organizations dedicated to the promotion of universal human rights and/or the fight against corruption, welcome the United Kingdom’s successful promulgation of its Global Human Rights Sanctions Regulations and initial tranche of 49 sanctions designations, as well as the United States’ recent actions under the Global Magnitsky (read more…)

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CHRD Stands Firmly by Estimate of One Million Uyghurs Detained

CHRD Stands Firmly by Estimate of One Million Uyghurs Detained

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We at CHRD stand firmly by our research report “China: Massive Numbers of Uyghurs & Other Ethnic Minorities Forced into Re-education Programs,” released two years ago, on August 3, 2018.

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CHRD joins 16 other organizations to call on governments to take concrete measures on China’s National Security Law for Hong Kong

CHRD joins 16 other organizations to call on governments to take concrete measures on China’s National Security Law for Hong Kong

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Together with 16 other organizations, CHRD releases a joint open letter to foreign ministers of over 40 governments, calling for condemnation of the National Security Law in Hong Kong imposed by China’s National People’s Congress.

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无国界记者组织和非政府组织联合呼吁习近平主席特赦有可能在监狱中死亡的新闻记者

无国界记者组织和非政府组织联合呼吁习近平主席特赦有可能在监狱中死亡的新闻记者

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多个捍卫人权及新闻自由的非政府组织团体集结在一起,极力呼吁您特赦记者​黄琦​。他曾两度获得无国界记者新闻自由奖,目前健康状况岌岌可危,若持续受到监禁,他可能很快会失去性命。

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RSF and NGO coalition call on Chinese President Xi Jinping to pardon journalist at risk of dying in prison

RSF and NGO coalition call on Chinese President Xi Jinping to pardon journalist at risk of dying in prison

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中文版本 Mr. Xi Jinping President People’s Republic of China The State Council General Office 2 Fuyoujie, Xichengqu Beijingshi 100017 Paris, July 22nd, 2020 Mr. President, As a collective of non-governmental organizations defending human rights and freedom of the press, we urge you to pardon ​journalist ​Huang Qi​, two-time laureate of the Reporters (read more…)

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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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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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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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Concerns Over China’s “Win-Win” Resolution at Human Rights Council

Concerns Over China’s “Win-Win” Resolution at Human Rights Council

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China presented a “mutually beneficial cooperation” resolution at the UN Human Rights Council, which was debated on June 22. The resolution directly taken from Chinese Communist Party propaganda and modeled on its authoritarian governance would silence criticisms of rights abuses at the council’s mechanisms.

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China: Stop Using COVID-19 for Unnecessary Restrictions on Detainees’ Visitation Rights

China: Stop Using COVID-19 for Unnecessary Restrictions on Detainees’ Visitation Rights

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CHRD has documented 12 cases of detained HRDs being denied access to their lawyers and families, including virtual meetings, on coronavirus grounds. The Chinese government must ensure their rights to legal counsel and family visitation and stop using the pandemic as the excuse to violate their rights.

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Statement Regarding the Verdict of Lawyer Yu Wensheng After His Secret Trial

Statement Regarding the Verdict of Lawyer Yu Wensheng After His Secret Trial

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The wife of Lawyer Yu Wensheng, Xu Yan, received news from the People’s Procuratorate of Xuzhou City in the morning of 17 June 2020 that Lawyer Yu – who went through a secret trial back in May 2019 – has already been sentenced to four years in jail, in addition (read more…)

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