CHRD releases “Repression & Resilience: Annual Report on Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China (2017)”

CHRD releases “Repression & Resilience: Annual Report on Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China (2017)”

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Chinese human rights defenders demonstrated remarkable resilience in promoting and protecting human rights in the face of government repression, says CHRD in its annual report. Repression & Resilience documents the situation of human rights defenders in China in 2017.

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CHRD Releases “They Target My Human Rights Work as a Crime”: Annual Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China (2016)

CHRD Releases “They Target My Human Rights Work as a Crime”: Annual Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China (2016)

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Promoting and protecting human rights remained a high-risk activity in 2016, says CHRD in its annual report released today on the situation of human rights defenders in China, They Target My Human Rights Work as a Crime. The Chinese government intensified crackdowns on human rights defenders (HRDs) and criminalized rights (read more…)

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“Too Risky to Call Ourselves Defenders”: CHRD Annual Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China (2015)

“Too Risky to Call Ourselves Defenders”: CHRD Annual Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China (2015)

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In 2015, Chinese authorities’ persecution of human rights defenders followed a trajectory of increasing severity that has become a hallmark of President Xi Jinping’s leadership, says CHRD in its annual report, “Too Risky to Call Ourselves Defenders”: 2015 Annual Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China. Government (read more…)

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“Silencing the Messenger: 2014 Annual Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China”

“Silencing the Messenger: 2014 Annual Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China”

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Human rights defenders in China experienced unusually severe reprisal in 2014, says CHRD in its annual report, Silencing the Messenger: 2014 Annual Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China. CHRD asserts that the government’s persecution of human rights defenders in 2014 was as severe as it has (read more…)

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CHRD Releases “We can Beat You to Death With Impunity,” a report about secret detention & abuse of women in China’s black jails

CHRD Releases “We can Beat You to Death With Impunity,” a report about secret detention & abuse of women in China’s black jails

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CHRD has released a new report, “We can Beat You to Death With Impunity:” Secret Detention & Abuse of Women in China’s “Black Jails”. The report examines widespread detention in extralegal facilities known as “black jails,” and particularly abuses against women locked up in the facilities, where roughly 80% of (read more…)

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A Nightmarish Year Under Xi Jinping’s “Chinese Dream”: 2013 Annual Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China

A Nightmarish Year Under Xi Jinping’s “Chinese Dream”: 2013 Annual Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China

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Human rights defenders in China experienced a tumultuous year of suppression in 2013 while continuing to demonstrate remarkable strength and extraordinary courage, as documented in CHRD’s annual report, A Nightmarish Year Under Xi Jinping’s “Chinese Dream,” released today. In speaking with CHRD, dozens of Chinese activists have described 2013 as (read more…)

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CHRD Releases Report on Rights of the Child in China: “‘Flowers of the Country’: Mistreated and Abused”

CHRD Releases Report on Rights of the Child in China: “‘Flowers of the Country’: Mistreated and Abused”

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Three weeks before the UN review of China’s record in protecting the rights of the child (set for September 26-27), CHRD has released its own report on the subject, “‘Flowers of the Country’: Mistreated and Abused.” The report documents ongoing violations of children’s rights in China, examines their causes, and (read more…)

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In the Name of “Stability”: 2012 Annual Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China

In the Name of “Stability”: 2012 Annual Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China

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With a major change of the guard at the top echelon of China’s one-party power, 2012 was marked by authorities’ intensified attempts to thwart human rights activism but also impressive civil society campaigns that fought for rights protections. As illustrated by CHRD’s newest report, human rights defenders (HRDs) expanded their (read more…)

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“The Darkest Corners”:  Abuses of Involuntary Psychiatric Commitment in China

“The Darkest Corners”: Abuses of Involuntary Psychiatric Commitment in China

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CHRD’s latest report details the grim conditions and human rights abuses faced by hundreds of thousands of people detained against their will in China’s psychiatric hospitals because they have, or are alleged to have, psychosocial disabilities. Involuntary commitment and forced medical treatment of such persons violates the Convention on the (read more…)

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“We can dig a pit and bury you alive” Annual Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China, 2011

“We can dig a pit and bury you alive” Annual Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China, 2011

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“We can dig a pit and bury you alive”[1] Annual Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China, 2011 Please click  here to read the full report.   Introduction The state of human rights in China continued to deteriorate in the year 2011. As documented in this annual report (read more…)

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Let there be light, let there be sincerity: the illegal house arrest of Chen Guangcheng and the unprecedented grassroots campaign to end it

Let there be light, let there be sincerity: the illegal house arrest of Chen Guangcheng and the unprecedented grassroots campaign to end it

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Let there be light, let there be sincerity: the illegal house arrest of Chen Guangcheng and the unprecedented grassroots campaign to end it Chinese Human Rights Defenders November 11, 2011   Chinese citizens have launched an impressive campaign to challenge the unlawful house arrest of blind human rights activist and (read more…)

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Annual Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China 2010

Annual Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China 2010

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The ongoing crackdown on activists following an online call for “Jasmine Revolution” protests is a chilling reminder that defending human rights is a perilous occupation in China. The general environment for China’s human rights defenders (HRDs) deteriorated in 2010. Through reviewing CHRD’s reporting over the past year and surveys conducted (read more…)

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