Huang Xueqin (黄雪琴)

Huang Xueqin (黄雪琴)

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“Being a journalist is not a crime.” Read the defender portrait of Huang Xueqin, an independent journalist and #MeToo movement leader authorities in Guangzhou have held since September 2021 for “inciting subversion of state authority.”

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Zhang Zhan 张展

Zhang Zhan 张展

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Shanghai police criminally detained citizen journalist and activist Zhang Zhan (张展) on May 15, 2020, on suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble.” She had initially gone missing on May 14 in Wuhan. On June 19, 2020, Pudong New Distict Procuratorate approved the formal arrest of Zhang. She is being (read more…)

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Liu Yanli (刘艳丽)

Liu Yanli (刘艳丽)

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Liu Yanli, 45, was formerly an employee at a bank in Jingmen City, Hubei province and a blogger. In recent years, she has repeatedly posted comments online calling for support for the army veterans who fought during the Anti-Japan (Second World) War. She also called for disclosure of officials’ assets. (read more…)

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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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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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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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Chen Jianfang 陈建芳

Chen Jianfang 陈建芳

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Chen Jianfang 陈建芳 Criminal charge/s: “Subversion of state power” Length of Punishment: Unknown Court: Shanghai no.1 Intermediate people’s court Trial Date: 19 March 2021 Sentencing Date: Unknown Dates of Detention/Arrest: March 20, 2019 (enforced disappearance); May 22, 2019 (formal arrest); August 30, 2019 (indicted) Place of Incarceration: Unknown (March 20, 2019-unknown date); Shanghai Detention Center (information (read more…)

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Yue Xin  岳昕

Yue Xin 岳昕

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Yue Xin, a 2018 graduate of Peking University, has emerged as a leading voice in China’s #MeToo movement as well as a strong advocate for workers’ rights. She was disappeared on August 24, 2018, when police raided an apartment complex in Shenzhen and seized her and about 50 other students (read more…)

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Ding Lingjie (丁灵杰)

Ding Lingjie (丁灵杰)

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Ding Lingjie  丁灵杰 (released) Crime: Picking quarrels and provoking trouble Length of Punishment: 20 months Court: Shijingshan District People’s Court, Beijing Trial Date: December 28, 2018 Sentencing Date: December 28, 2018 Dates of Detention/Arrest: September 22, 2017 (criminal detention); October 19, 2017 (formal arrest); July 16, 2018 (indicted); May 21, 2019 (released) (read more…)

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Xu Qin (徐秦)

Xu Qin (徐秦)

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Xu Qin  徐秦 (released) Criminal charge: Inciting subversion of state power Length of Punishment: N/A Court: N/A Trial Date: N/A Sentencing Date: N/A Dates of Detention/Arrest: February 9, 2018 (detention); February 10, 2018 (criminal detention); March 11, 2018 (transferred into “residential surveillance in police-designated location”); September 2, 2018 (released on bail) Place of Incarceration: Yangzhou City (read more…)

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Shan Lihua 单利华

Shan Lihua 单利华

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Shan Lihua 单利华 (Released) *Previously under medical watch Crime: Picking quarrels and provoking trouble Length of Punishment: 27 months Court: Nantong City Gangzha District People’s Court, Jiangsu Province Trial Date: June 28, 2016 Sentencing Date: September 29, 2016 Dates of Detention/Arrest: November 20, 2015 (criminally detained); December 1, 2015 (formally (read more…)

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Wang Jing 王晶

Wang Jing 王晶

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Wang Jing 王晶 (released) *Previously under medical watch Crime: Picking quarrels and provoking trouble Length of Punishment: 4 years and 10 months Court: Jilin City Chuanying District People’s Court, Jilin Province Trial Date: April 20, 2016 Sentencing Date: April 20, 2016 Dates of Detention/Arrest: March 9, 2014 (criminally detained); April (read more…)

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