China Is Risking the Lives of Political Prisoners by Denying Them Medical Care

China Is Risking the Lives of Political Prisoners by Denying Them Medical Care

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Dozens of political detainees and prisoners have reported being deprived of adequate medical treatment. Deliberately depriving prisoners of medical care is a life-threatening form of torture, and appears to be commonly used against political prisoners on China.

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China Must End Legalized Enforced Disappearances

China Must End Legalized Enforced Disappearances

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To mark the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances on August 30, CHRD calls on the Chinese government to end the legalized practice of involuntary or enforced disappearance of human rights defenders and their family members by repealing “residential surveillance at a designated location.”

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Sham Trial of Activist Wu Gan Targets Free Expression

Sham Trial of Activist Wu Gan Targets Free Expression

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The Chinese government must release activist Wu Gan immediately and unconditionally. Its persecution of Wu, including his trial on August 14, punishes him for his exercise of free speech and peaceful assembly.

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Seven Confirmed Detained for Mourning Liu Xiaobo, Whereabouts of Liu Xia Remain Unknown

Seven Confirmed Detained for Mourning Liu Xiaobo, Whereabouts of Liu Xia Remain Unknown

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Police have detained, questioned, and searched the homes of citizens who commemorated Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波) after he passed away on July 13. Authorities have clamped down on public expressions of mourning for Liu. Calls continue for the government to lift its restrictions on Liu Xia (刘霞), the dissident’s widow, who (read more…)

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Hold Xi Jinping Accountable for Liu Xiaobo’s Death in Custody, Free Liu Xia

Hold Xi Jinping Accountable for Liu Xiaobo’s Death in Custody, Free Liu Xia

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We mourn the death of Liu Xiaobo, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate, writer, and prisoner of conscience. Liu passed away from multiple organ failure today under police custody. CHRD urges the international community to do everything possible to free Liu Xia, Liu Xiaobo’s wife and the love of his life.

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End 2-Year Crackdown on Lawyers, Hold Chinese Government Accountable

End 2-Year Crackdown on Lawyers, Hold Chinese Government Accountable

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The ongoing persecution of Chinese human rights lawyers, seen most explicitly in the “709 Crackdown,” testifies to the government’s defiance of international human rights standards and its disregard for its own Constitution and laws.

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Free Liu Xiaobo, Allow Him to Choose Doctors & Treatment

Free Liu Xiaobo, Allow Him to Choose Doctors & Treatment

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The Chinese government must free Liu Xiaobo, allow him to reunite with his family, and ensure he immediately receives medical treatment by doctors—and in the location—of his own choosing.

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CHRD Demands Accountability & Justice for Victims of Torture

CHRD Demands Accountability & Justice for Victims of Torture

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For International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, CHRD demands that China live up to its obligations contained in the UN Convention against Torture, including to investigate allegations of torture by state agents and provide compensation, rehabilitation, and redress to victims.

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Add Pressure on China to End Torture: Stand with Victims

Add Pressure on China to End Torture: Stand with Victims

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President Xi Jinping has completely ignored China’s domestic laws and international treaty obligations prohibiting torture. We have heard heartbreaking details about human rights lawyers being tortured by police. The apparent aim was to extract confessions and to punish them for defending human rights. Hundreds of Chinese citizens have signed a (read more…)

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[CHRB] Police Cover Up of Suspicious Death of Detained Ethnic Villager; Government Crackdown on Citizens Remembering Tiananmen (6/1-8/17)

[CHRB] Police Cover Up of Suspicious Death of Detained Ethnic Villager; Government Crackdown on Citizens Remembering Tiananmen (6/1-8/17)

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Police have intimidated the lawyers and family of Luo Jibiao (罗继标), an ethnic Zhuang, who died in police custody on May 26. CHRD has confirmed the detentions of 16 Chinese citizens for commemorating the 28th anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre, though the actual number might be higher.

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呼吁中国政府释放那些为公义抗争、再次身系囹圄的八九民运人士

呼吁中国政府释放那些为公义抗争、再次身系囹圄的八九民运人士

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在中国当局血腥镇压“六四”民主运动的28年后,很多八九民运的参与者因为持续倡导人权、法治和民主改革,被剥夺人身自由。他(她)们当中有些人在当年起到了领头作用,有些则以年轻学生、教授、记者、作家或工人身份加入北京和全国各地的示威游行。有些人因为参与那场民主运动当时就被判刑监禁。获释后,他(她)仍然继续从事推动民主和人权的活动。这些八九民运参与者受到的刑罚通常比其他人严苛,因为中国当局认为这些人是有政治企图的累犯、有意图挑战其一党专制的合法性。

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Free 1989 Pro-Democracy Figures Incarcerated Today for Keeping Up Fight for Justice

Free 1989 Pro-Democracy Figures Incarcerated Today for Keeping Up Fight for Justice

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CHRD calls for freedom for participants in the 1989 protests who are currently in detention or prison for continuing their advocacy for human rights, rule of law, and democratic reforms.

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