Holding China Accountable for Its Failures to Honor its Commitments

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Holding China Accountable for Its Failures to Honor its Commitments to International Human Rights: Appeal to the UN’s Human Rights Bodies on Behalf of Chen Guangcheng, Calling for Urgent Action and Country Visit Chen Guangcheng, male, 35, the blind self-taught lawyer and human rights activist, who became internationally known for (read more…)

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Joint Statement on Criminal Detention of Chen Guangcheng

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For immediate release, June 16, 2006 Joint Statement on Criminal Detention of Chen Guangcheng On June 11, Yuan Weijing, wife of human rights defender Chen Guangcheng, was notified by the Linyi City Yinan County Public Security Bureau that her husband had been charged with “deliberate destruction of property” and “gathering (read more…)

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Nanhai farmers abducted by plainclothes officials, trumped up charges likely to follow

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The Network of Chinese Human Rights Defenders For immediate release June 12, 2006 Nanhai farmers abducted by plainclothes officials, trumped up charges likely to follow CRD condemns the abduction of six villagers by men in plainclothes presumed to be security personnel in Sanshan Township, Nanhai, Guangdong Province, on June 8-9, (read more…)

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China Human Rights Briefing June 2-13,2006

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June 13: After 89 days of illegal detention, Shandong rights activist Chen Guangcheng faces charges On June 11, Yuan Weijing, wife of the human rights activist Chen Guangcheng, was notified by the Yinan County Public Security Bureau that her husband had been charged with “deliberate destruction of property” and “organizing (read more…)

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China Human Rights Briefing May 12-June 1, 2006

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China Human Rights Briefing (May 12-June1, 2006) June 1: “Tiananmen Mothers” leader Ding Zilin urges remembering “6.4” On May 28, the leader of the Tiananmen Mothers movement, Ding Zilin, who lost her son during the June 4th Massacre in Beijing in 1989, wrote an open letter to endorse US Congressman (read more…)

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Revenge on Dongzhou Villagers: Convictions Based on Travesty of Justice

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Joint statement by CRD & Citizens’ Rights Defense Net (gongmin weiquanwang) May 26, 2006 Revenge on Dongzhou Villagers: Convictions Based on Travesty of Justice We condemn the blatantly unfair trials of 19 Dongzhou villagers. The convictions can only be described as retribution by local authorities for the villagers’ long-standing campaign (read more…)

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As Annan arrives in China, families of detained activists ask him to hold China to its commitments to human rights

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CRD Release May 20, 2006 As Annan arrives in China, families of detained activists ask him to hold China to its commitments to human rights On the eve of the arrival of UN Secretary General Kofi Annan in China, the families of three men who are in custody due to (read more…)

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CRD deplores criminalizing free expression, demands release of journalist

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CRD Release, May 16, 2006 CRD deplores criminalizing free expression, demands release of journalist Li Yuanlong CRD has confirmed reports that 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. CRD views the (read more…)

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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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