Dancing in Shackles: A Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China (2007)

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Dancing in Shackles A Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China (2007) A report by Chinese Human Rights Defenders In its Special Series on Human Rights and the Olympics Table of Contents Introduction The liberties and personal security necessary for human rights defenders (HRDs) to promote and (read more…)

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Silencing Complaints: Human Rights Abuses Against Petitioners in China

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  Silencing Complaints: Human Rights Abuses Against Petitioners in China A report by Chinese Human Rights Defenders In its Special Series on Human Rights and the Olympics Abstract As China prepares to host the Olympics, this report finds that illegal interception and arbitrary detention of petitioners bringing grievances to higher (read more…)

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“Inciting Subversion of State Power”: A Legal Tool for Prosecuting Free Speech in China

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Olympics & Human Rights Special Series A report of Chinese Human Rights Defenders January 8, 2008 “Inciting Subversion of State Power”: A Legal Tool for Prosecuting Free Speech in China “To keep its Olympics promises, China must reform its Criminal Law.” – CHRD On December 27, 2007, Hu Jia, a (read more…)

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China: Journey to the Heart of Internet Censorship

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CHINA Journey to the heart of Internet censorship Investigative report – October 2007 – This report was written by a Chinese technician working for an Internet company who uses the pen name “Mr. Tao” with support from Reporters Without Borders and Chinese Human Rights Defenders. Introduction Use of the Internet (read more…)

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“Black Jails” in the Host City of the “Open Olympics”

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“Black Jails” in the Host City of the “Open Olympics” Secret detention facilities in Beijing are illegally incarcerating petitioners A report of Chinese Human Rights Defenders Table of Contents Overview Detention facility managed by the Beijing liaison office of Nanyang City government, Henan Province Facility managed by the Beijing liaison (read more…)

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THE RIGHT TO BASIC EDUCATION OF RURAL CHILDREN IN SUIZHOU, HUBEI PROVINCE

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  THE RIGHT TO BASIC EDUCATION OF RURAL CHILDREN IN SUIZHOU, HUBEI PROVINCE Report on an investigation conducted in 2005 Education policy is a fundamental and essential part of every government’s long-term strategy. It is every citizen’s basic human right to receive an education and have access to education on (read more…)

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The Perils of Defending Rights: A Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China (May 4, 2007)

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  The Perils of Defending Rights A Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China (2006) Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD) May 4, 2007 Table of Contents: Introduction Recommendations Part I. Risks and Retaliation for Defending Rights Norms and Definitions Persecuted as Political Crime (a) Defenders in Prison (read more…)

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“China vs a Blind Human Rights Defender”

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“China vs a Blind Human Rights Defender,” published by CHRD on February 20, 2007, details the illegal house arrest, detention, imprisonment, torture and other rights violations directed against Shandong rights activist Chen Guangcheng, as well as his family and supporters, since April 2005. Read this report as a PDF  

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Victims of “Development”: Extensive Violations of Human Rights in Forced Evictions of Rural People in China Urgently Need Effective Remedies (July 6, 2006)

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Victims of “Development”: Extensive Violations of Human Rights in Forced Evictions of Rural People in China Urgently Need Effective Remedies For immediate release CRD, July 6, 2006 Victims of “Development:” Human Rights Violations Widespread in Land/Housing Eviction of Internally Displaced Persons in the PRC CRD has submitted this report to (read more…)

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Pre-meditated Use of Lethal Force against Villagers Defending Their Land (March 3, 2006)

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Pre-meditated Use of Lethal Force against Villagers Defending Their Land – Field Investigation of “December 3rd” Extra-judicial Killings in Dongzhou, Guangdong Province The Civil Rights Defence Network (Release No. 2006-1) Published on March 4, 2006 “…the police shooting to kill did not have any legal standing, nor any excuses of (read more…)

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Violence in Enforcing Family Planning in Linyi, Shandong (June 11, 2005)

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Violence in Enforcing Family Planning in Linyi, Shandong A Report by Citizens Rights Defense Network, a project in collaboration with CRD June 11, 2005 In late April 2005, the Chinese Rights Defenders (CRD) network received several reports of serious rights violations in enforcing the family planning policy by local officials (read more…)

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