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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The Trial of Oil Field Investors: a catalogue of violations

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Trial and sentencing of representatives of private oil field investors is a catalogue of violations of criminal procedure code and human rights: CRD calls for case to be reopened, Feng released and government to open dialogue to resolve investors’ claims CRD expresses deep concerns about the fairness of the recent (read more…)

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CRD Calls Attention to Shanxi Oilfield Investors’ Detention

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CRD called attention to the oilfield investors’ failed attempt to dialogue with government officials and the detentions that followed in May 2005. (See “Storm over Oil Fields in Shanxi” at http://crd-information.blogspot.com/2005_05_15_crd-information_archive.html) This case has since become one of the most celebrated human rights cases of 2005 (with the Taishi Village (read more…)

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Shi Tao: Prison Condition and Appeal by Family

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An Update on Shi Tao’s Conditions in Prison and Appeal by Family to PRC Supreme Court CRD has obtained the latest information about the prison conditions of Shi Tao, the journalist and Internet writer, whose case has drawn international spotlight partly due to Yahoo HK’s role in providing Chinese authorities (read more…)

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An Open Letter to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

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The Honorable Louise Arbour The High Commissioner for Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights United Nations Office at Geneva 1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland Dear Ms. Arbour: We the undersigned, citizens of the People’s Republic of China, are delighted and honored at the prospect of your visit (read more…)

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