China Detains Several Social Economic Rights Defenders Days After UN Rights Review Ends

China Detains Several Social Economic Rights Defenders Days After UN Rights Review Ends

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Several human rights defenders working on socio-economic rights issues have been detained just days after the close of China’s 3rdUniversal Periodic Review (UPR) in Geneva on March 15 during the 40th Session of the Human Rights Council (HRC). The timing of the detentions indicates that authorities waited until after the (read more…)

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Ji Sizun Named 2019 Recipient of Cao Shunli Memorial Award for Human Rights Defenders

Ji Sizun Named 2019 Recipient of Cao Shunli Memorial Award for Human Rights Defenders

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Human rights defender Ji Sizun (纪斯尊) is the winner of the fifth Cao Shunli Memorial Award for Human Rights Defenders. The decision to give this award to Mr. Ji recognizes the long-standing “barefoot lawyer” for his contribution in promoting legal rights and education at the grassroots level in China.

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5 Years After Death in Custody of Cao Shunli, HRDs in China Continue to Face Same Pattern of Abuse

5 Years After Death in Custody of Cao Shunli, HRDs in China Continue to Face Same Pattern of Abuse

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The Chinese government has taken no steps to investigate and prosecute any official responsible for the deadly reprisal against Cao Shunli for her cooperation with the United Nations, after she died five years ago on March 14, 2014.

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《在“无权区”捍卫人权》: 中国人权捍卫者状况年度报告(2018)

《在“无权区”捍卫人权》: 中国人权捍卫者状况年度报告(2018)

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国际民间机构“中国人权捍卫者网络”(CHRD)发布的《2018年年度人权捍卫者状况报告:在“无权区”捍卫人权》表明,中国人权捍卫者在极度萎缩的公民空间中仍然做出了卓越的努力去促进和保护人权。

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CHRD releases “Defending Rights in a ‘No Rights Zone'”: Annual Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China (2018)

CHRD releases “Defending Rights in a ‘No Rights Zone'”: Annual Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China (2018)

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Chinese human rights defenders made remarkable strides in promoting and protecting human rights under hostile conditions in drastically shrunken civic space, says CHRD in its 2018 annual report.

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Join Statement calling for Xinjiang Resolution at the United Nation Human Rights Council

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We, a diverse set of human rights and civil society organizations, urge the United Nations Human Rights Council to urgently adopt a resolution establishing an international fact-finding mission to investigate credible allegations that up to one million Turkic Muslims are being arbitrarily detained in “political education” camps across Xinjiang, a (read more…)

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At upcoming session of Human Rights Council, States should pass resolution to address human rights violations in the People’s Republic of China

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The past year was marked by vitally important monitoring and review of China’s human rights situation by the United Nations human rights system. The upcoming session of the UN Human Rights Council provides a key opportunity to reinforce the issues raised over the last year, and express collective concern about (read more…)

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China: Release Liu Feiyue and Decriminalize Human Rights Activism

China: Release Liu Feiyue and Decriminalize Human Rights Activism

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A Chinese court sentenced Liu Feiyue, director of the NGO Civil Rights & Livelihood Watch, to 5 years in prison on “inciting subversion of state power” charge today, following an August trial.

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Free Wang Quanzhang: Prison Sentence a Gross Injustice & Blatant Political Persecution of a Human Rights Lawyer

Free Wang Quanzhang: Prison Sentence a Gross Injustice & Blatant Political Persecution of a Human Rights Lawyer

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The Chinese government must release Wang Quanzhang immediately and unconditionally, end the harassment of his family, compensate Wang and his family for the harm done to them.

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China: Release Huang Qi, Respect Right to Fair Trial

China: Release Huang Qi, Respect Right to Fair Trial

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Mianyang City Intermediate Court held a secret trial of HRD Huang Qi, who is seriously ill, on two charges related to “state secrets” in violation of Huang’s right to freedom of expression.

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Chinese Government Puts Human Rights Defenders on Trial During Holiday Season to Hide Rights Abuses

Chinese Government Puts Human Rights Defenders on Trial During Holiday Season to Hide Rights Abuses

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Chinese authorities put a number of HRDs on trial over the holiday season, including journalists Sun Lin and Ding Lingjie, lawyer Wang Quanzhang, and activists Zhen Jianghua and Zhang Kun.

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Travesty of Justice: Free Rights Lawyer Wang Quanzhang Now

Travesty of Justice: Free Rights Lawyer Wang Quanzhang Now

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Short of immediate and unconditional release, there will be no justice for Wang Quanzhang, who has been subjected to 3.5 years’ secret detention, enforced disappearance, torture, and now, a close-door trial in Tianjin on December 26, which ended without a verdict being announced.

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