RAPID ACTION NETWORK:CHINA: Crackdown on Dissident Writers

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RAPID ACTION NETWORK 10 October 2006 RAN 35/06 CHINA: Crackdown on Dissident Writers The Writers in Prison Committee of International PEN is alarmed about an apparent crackdown on dissident writers in China. Three writers have been detained in recent weeks: they are Zhang Jianhong (aka Li Hong) who is a (read more…)

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China Infringes Upon Rights to Take Part in Government through Free Election

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China Infringes Upon Rights to Take Part in Government through Free Election For immediate release China Infringes Upon Rights to Take Part in Government through Free Election – Widespread harassment on independent candidates in local races for People’s Congress (Beijing, September 27,2006) During the county-district-township simultaneous elections for delegates to (read more…)

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Three cyber-dissidents arrested and websites closed in new wave of Internet censorship

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Three cyber-dissidents arrested and websites closed in new wave of Internet censorship Reporters Without Borders called today for the release of three cyber-dissidents who have been arrested in the past two weeks – Zhang Jianhong, Yang Maodong and Chen Shuqing – and voiced concern about an increase in the censorship (read more…)

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China: Intensified Attack on Human Rights Defenders

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For immediate release Sept. 11, 2009 China: Intensified Attack on Human Rights Defenders Intensified persecution of human rights activists in recent days has seriously undermined the Chinese government’s pledges to respect international human rights. These are pledges that the government made in its bid for membership on the UN Human (read more…)

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China Human Rights Briefing August 13 – September 13, 2006

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China Human Rights Briefing (Aug. 13 – Sep. 13, 2006) September 12: Rights activist Guo Qizhen tried for sedition The activist Guo Qizhen, based in Changzhou City, Hebei Province, was tried on the charge of “sedition to overthrow state power” by the Changzhou Municipal Intermediate People’s Court on September 12. (read more…)

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Journalist Zhao Yan acquitted of revealing state secrets but convicted of fraud

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RAPID ACTION NETWORK 25 August 2006 Update #2 to RAN 43/04 CHINA:Journalist Zhao Yan acquitted of revealing state secrets but convicted of fraud The Writers in Prison Committee of International PEN welcomes the announcement on 25 August 2006 that the charge of revealing state secrets has been dropped against journalist (read more…)

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Urgent Petition: Stop Illegal Detention of Gao Zhisheng and Harassment of His Family

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Urgent Petition: Stop Illegal Detention of Gao Zhisheng and Harassment of His Family China’s most prominent human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng has been arrested. Gao is widely regarded by various international organizations, including the UN Human Rights Commission as an important and respected human rights lawyer. Recently, both the US (read more…)

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Chen Guangcheng Trial Opens Tomorrow

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For immediate release, August 17, 2006 Chen Guangcheng Trial Opens Tomorrow: CRD Calls for Justice for the Advocate for Rights of Family Planning Victims and People with Disability As the trial of Chen Guangcheng opens tomorrow, CRD calls for international monitoring, urging a fair trial, and asking the Chinese court (read more…)

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China Human Rights Briefing June 20-August 13, 2006

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China Human Rights Briefing (June 20-Aug. 13, 2006) August 11: HIV/AIDS activist Li Xige released on bail Li Xige, an HIV/AIDS activist from rural Henan Province who is the director of the group Healthy Happy Home, was released on bail after 21 days in detention. On July 18, Li Xige (read more…)

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Urgent Plea to End Arbitrary Detention of Chen Guangcheng

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Urgent Plea to the Standing Committee of the NPC, the Standing Committee of the Shandong People’s Congress, the SPP, the Shandong People’s Procuratorate, the Ministry of Supervision, and the Shandong Supervision Bureau Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress and Standing Committee of the Shandong People’s Congress: People’s Republic of (read more…)

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CRD & RSF Petition French Authorities on Chen Guangcheng

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Monsieur Pascal Clément Garde des Sceaux Ministère de la Justice Place Vendôme Paris Paris, le 19 juillet 2006 Monsieur le ministre, Alors que le ministre chinois de la Sécurité publique Zhou Yongkang est actuellement en France, nous souhaitons attirer votre attention sur la situation d’un avocat chinois emprisonné, Chen Guangcheng. (read more…)

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Urgent Appeal Calling for Release of Chen Guangcheng

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For immediate release CRD July 14, 2006 With trial of Chen Guangcheng imminent, activists issue urgent appeal calling for his immediate release and for launch of investigation into illegal acts committed in Linyi City In an urgent petition issued on July 13, 2006, independent groups and individuals, including a number (read more…)

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