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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CRD Protest Five-Year Sentence of Internet Writer Zhang Lin

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CRD and Citizen Rights Defense Net (CRDN) protests the sentence of Internet writer Zhang Lin to five years in prison and four years deprivation of political rights by Bengbu Municipal Intermediate People’s Court in Anhui Province on 28 July 2005. (See Appendix, Bengbu Municipal Intermediate People’s Court, “Zhang Lin ‘Criminal (read more…)

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CRD Deplores Continued House Arrest of Chen Guangcheng

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CRD deplores continued house arrest of human rights activist and barefoot lawyer Cheng Guangcheng and abuses against villagers seeking to support him “They have detained and tortured villagers who opposed their family planning enforcement tactics. For almost a year now, they have used ill-treatment including tying a person to a (read more…)

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Victims of Housing Rights Violation Barred from Seeking Redress

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Without Protection of Civil-Political Rights, Victims of Housing Rights Violation Barred from Seeking Redress CRD has been asked to publicize an open letter to Shanghai authorities signed by 428 housing activists. In the letter released on 28 November, 2005, the activists protest about police intercepting and forcing them to return (read more…)

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Disappearance and Detention of Hunger Strikers

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Joint Statement by CRD and Citizen Rights Defense Net On Disappearance and Detention of Hunger Strikers We are deeply concerned about the fate of several individuals who have disappeared and been detained after participating in the hunger strike marathon started by the Beijing lawyer Gao Zhisheng on February 8, 2006, (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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China Human Rights Briefing February 4-14, 2006

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China Human Rights Briefing (February 4-14, 2006) Feb. 4-13: Police Crackdown on Villagers Protesting Blind Activist’s Prolonged House Arrest On February 2, 2006, Chen Hua, a neighbor and relative of Chen Guangcheng, protested about the unlawful detention of Chen Guangcheng to the security guards in front of the latter’s house (read more…)

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End Violence against Human Rights Defenders

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End Violence against Human Rights Defenders – CRD Urges Investigation of Detention and Beating of Activist in Guangzhou CRD protests the detention and beating of a human rights defender Yang Maodong (pen name Guo Feixiong) in Guangzhou on February 3-4. This is the latest offence in a string of violent (read more…)

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China Human Rights Briefing January 31-February 4, 2006

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China Human Rights Briefing (January 31-February 4, 2006) January 31: Released Rights Activist Subjected to Close Surveillance, Publicizing Torture of Taishi Villager while in Detention The activist Yang Maodong (known as Guo Feixiong), who was released on December 27, 2005, after being detained for 106 days without charge, reported on (read more…)

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Housing Rights Activist Ma Yalian Detained Incommunicado for 20 Days

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Shanghai activist Ma Yalian (F), 42, was detained from January 14 to February 2, 2006, the latest in a series of detentions without charge. Neighbors saw about 20 police surrounding her house on January 13, 2006. The next day she was taken by police to the Residents Committee of Huangpu (read more…)

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China Human Rights Briefing January 24 – 29, 2006

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China Human Rights Briefing (January 24 – 29, 2006) 1. After 35 Days’ Detention, Nanjing Writer Yang Tianshui Formally Arrested The sister of Yang Tianshui received notification from authorities on January 27, 2006, confirming that Yang was formally arrested on January 20. The notification was issued by Zhengjiang City Public (read more…)

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