China Human Rights Briefing May 1-14, 2006

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China Human Rights Briefing (May 1-14, 2006) May 14: Internet Writer Tried on Subversion Charge, Prosecutor Introduced Coerced “Confession” Li Yuanlong, a journalist at Bijie Daily in Guizhou Province, was tried for “subversion of state power” at the Bijie Intermediate People’s Court on May 11. Some 20 family members, friends, (read more…)

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Vote for the Human Rights Council: Is China Qualified?

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CRD Press Release, May 8, 2006 Vote for the Human Rights Council: Is China Qualified? On May 9, the UN General Assembly will decide in a secret ballot of all member states if China, among other candidates for membership, is qualified to join the new UN Human Rights Council. CRD (read more…)

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China Human Rights Briefing April 21-May 1, 2006

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China Human Rights Briefing April 21-May 1, 2006 May 1: TIME nominates activist Chen Guangcheng as one of 100 people “who shape our world” Time magazine nominated the blind Shandong activist Chen Guangcheng as one of 100 people who shape our world in its April 30, 2006 edition ( http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1186887,00.html (read more…)

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China Human Rights Briefing April 10-20, 2006

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April 20: Blind Activist Chen Guangcheng May Face Charge, Three Villagers Remain Detained On April 18, Linyi villagers Chen Guangjun and Chen Guangyu, who had been detained for 37 days, were released on bail to await trial. Linyi County PSB prohibited them from returning to the village. Both have left (read more…)

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Justice Aborted: Violations of Court Procedure in Trial of Internet Writer

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CRD Press Release April 16, 2006 Justice Aborted: Violations of Court Procedure in Trial of Internet Writer The trial of Internet writer Li Jianping constitutes justice aborted. CRD calls on the judiciary to hold a retrial. The Zibo Municipal Intermediate People’s Court put the Internet writer Li Jianping on trial (read more…)

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China Human Rights Briefing March 30- April 9, 2006

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China Human Rights Briefing CRD, March 30- April 9, 2006 April 9: Internet Writer Trial for “Inciting Subversion of the State” Set to Open on April 12 The “inciting subversion of the state” case again the internet writer Li Jianping is set to open for court trial at the Zibo (read more…)

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China Human Rights Briefing March 21-29, 2006

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China Human Rights Briefing (March 21-29, 2006) March 29: Bulletin on Petitioners & Hunger Strikers – Forced Disappearances, Detention, and Arrests (In brackets are the date when the individual was first detained/disappeared and the location, where known) Forced disappearances: Qi Zhiyong (Feb. 16, Beijing), Ouyang Xiaorong (Feb. 16, Beijing). (Hu (read more…)

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China Human Rights Briefing March 13-20, 2006

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China Human Rights Briefing (March 13-20, 2006) March 20: Trial of Fujian Farmer who Protested Land Appropriation Opens The trial of farmer Huang Weizhong on “suspicion of gathering crowds to disturb social order” was scheduled to open at the Chengxiang District Court in Putian City, Fujian Province, today, March 20, (read more…)

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CRD Urges Fair Trial of Farmer Seeking Redress for Land Loss

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Trial Set to Open on March 20 on Fujian Farmer Detained for Protesting Land Appropriation The trial of farmer Huang Weizhong on “suspicion of gathering crowds to disturb social order” is set to open at the Chengxiang District Court in Putian City, Fujian Procince, on March 20, 2006. The Putian (read more…)

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Police Detain Jilin AIDS Activist for Criminal Investigation, Harassing Others

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People’s Congress in Fear of the People: Police Detain Jilin AIDS Activist for Criminal Investigation, Harassing Others At a time when national affairs are under the spotlight with the annual session of the National People’s Congress (NPC), CRD deplores the harassment and detention of activists involved in seeking redress for (read more…)

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China Human Rights Briefing March 6-13, 2006

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China Human Rights Briefing (March 6-13, 2006) March 13: Bulletin on Petitioners and Hunger Strikers Missing, in Custody, or Detained (Date and location are bracketed in when the individual was first detained/disappeared) Still missing: Hu Jia (Feb. 16, Beijing), Qi Zhiyong (Feb. 16, Beijing), Ouyang Xiaorong (Feb. 16, Beijing). In (read more…)

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Support PRC Citizens’ Action Challenging Constitutionality of Internet Censorship

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Released on Nov. 13, 2005 (For Chinese, please visit: Article_Show.asp?ArticleID=487) Support PRC Citizens’ Action Challenging Constitutionality of Internet Censorship On November 9, 2005, on the eve of the Information Society World Summit (Geneva, November 10-12 and Tunis, November 16-18, http://www.itu.int/wsis/), a public campaign was kicked off (https://216.55.186.184/web/index.asp) by concerned Chinese (read more…)

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