Li Qiaochu (李翘楚)

Li Qiaochu (李翘楚)

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Li Qiaochu, a Beijing activist focusing on women’s and labor rights, was taken into custody in the early morning of February 16, 2020, and then forcibly disappeared. Both her location and case details, including any criminal charges, remain unknown. Li’s case is believed to be linked to her human rights (read more…)

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Shen Liangqing (沈良庆)

Shen Liangqing (沈良庆)

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On May 15, 2019, Anhui police seized Shen Liangqing near his residence in the evening while he was walking his dog. Shen later told his lawyer that unknown men grabbed him and put a black hood over his head, making him believe he was being kidnapped, before police officers showed (read more…)

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Deng Chuanbin (邓传彬)

Deng Chuanbin (邓传彬)

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On May 16, 2019, Sichuan police took Deng Chuanbin (aka Huang Huang, 晃晃), from his home in the evening and criminally detained him the next day. Police detained him after he tweeted (and later deleted) a post about the upcoming June Fourth anniversary, arriving at his home just 30 minutes (read more…)

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Chen Jiahong  陈家鸿

Chen Jiahong 陈家鸿

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Chen Jiahong  陈家鸿 Crime: “Inciting subversion of state power” Length of Punishment: 3 years Court: The Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Yulin Intermediate Court Trial Date: June 22, 2020 Sentencing Date: December 14, 2021 Dates of Detention/Arrest: April 29, 2019 (criminal detention), unknown date (criminal indictment) Place of Incarceration: Yulin City Detention Center (Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region) Background Chen (read more…)

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Qin Yongpei 覃永沛

Qin Yongpei 覃永沛

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Qin Yongpei (覃永沛), a disbarred rights defense lawyer from Guangxi Province, was detained in October 2019 in apparent retaliation for criticizing on social media the corruption of high-level Chinese officials. Qin has also long advocated for fellow persecuted lawyers. More than 10 Nanning City police officers seized Qin from the (read more…)

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Dai Zhenya (戴振亚), Li Yingjun (李英俊), Zhang Zhongshun (张忠顺)

Dai Zhenya (戴振亚), Li Yingjun (李英俊), Zhang Zhongshun (张忠顺)

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Three activists—Dai Zhenya (戴振亚), Li Yingjun (李英俊), Zhang Zhongshun (张忠顺)—were seized on December 26, 2019, in operations by police from Yantai City, Shandong Province who detained and interrogated more than a dozen human rights defenders across China. The operation also ensnared Beijing-based activist Ding Jiaxi (丁家喜) who had previously served (read more…)

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Pan Bin  潘斌

Pan Bin 潘斌

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Chongqing police detained activist Pan Bin in June 2017. He eventually received a 4-year prison sentence after being tried in November 2018. Pan had been accused of helping organize petitioners to present their grievances to government officials, but his incarceration is also likely tied to his pro-democracy advocacy, including as (read more…)

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CHRD Communiqué Alleging Arbitrary Detention of Huang Xueqin – December 19, 2019

CHRD Communiqué Alleging Arbitrary Detention of Huang Xueqin – December 19, 2019

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Submission to: Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders Communiqué on Behalf of HUANG Xueqin, Citizen of the People’s Republic (read more…)

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Huang Yunmin 黄云敏

Huang Yunmin 黄云敏

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Huang Yunmin, an ex-judge-turned-legal advocate from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, was sentenced to 10 years in prison following a trial in September 2017. Kashgar Prefecture Intermediate People’s Court convicted him of “organizing, leading, and actively participating in a terrorist organization.” Police in Tumxuk (图木舒克), a city in Kashgar Prefecture, (read more…)

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He Fangmei  何方美

He Fangmei 何方美

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He Fangmei, an advocate for vaccination safety, was criminally detained in March 2019, after being forcibly returned to her home province of Henan from Beijing. Ms. He had been in Beijing demonstrating with other families whose children had been stricken with illness or disability due to faulty vaccines. Her detention (read more…)

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Zhou Yuanzhi  周远志

Zhou Yuanzhi 周远志

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Zhou Yuanzhi, a writer and editor from Hubei Province, was handed a four-and-half-year prison sentence in July 2019, for his alleged efforts to help petitioners organize to present grievances to Chinese authorities, and for making “politically sensitive” online comments. After Zhou was initially detained in November 2017, he was issued (read more…)

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Cheng Yuan (程渊), Liu Dazhi (刘大志), Wu Gejianxiong (吴葛健雄)

Cheng Yuan (程渊), Liu Dazhi (刘大志), Wu Gejianxiong (吴葛健雄)

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Hunan Province police criminally detained three staff members of an anti-discrimination NGO in Changsha—Cheng Yuan, Liu Dazhi and Wuge Jianxiong—in July 2019 on suspicion of “subversion of state power.” The precise reason the men have been deprived of their liberty is unknown. They were initially disappeared, and lawyers and family (read more…)

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