The Legacy of Tiananmen: 20 Years of Oppression, Activism and Hope

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THE LEGACY OF TIANANMEN: 20 YEARS OF OPPRESSION, ACTIVISM AND HOPE Chinese Human Rights Defenders June 1, 2009 Twenty years since the Tiananmen massacre, the Chinese government refuses to accept responsibility, much less apologize or offer compensation, for killing, injuring, imprisoning and persecuting individuals for participating in peaceful protests. The (read more…)

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Tug of War over China’s Cyberspace: A Sequel to Journey to the heart of Internet censorship

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    Tug of War over China’s Cyberspace A Sequel to Journey to the heart of Internet censorship Introduction Since the last report on internet control, Journey to the heart of Internet censorship[i], was published by CHRD and Reporters without Borders (RSF) in October 2007, the cat-and-mouse game between the (read more…)

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Re-education through Labor Abuses Continue Unabated: Overhaul Long Overdue

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  Re-education through Labor Abuses Continue Unabated: Overhaul Long Overdue A report by Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD) ContentContents Introduction …………………………. 3 Overview of the Re-education through Labor system ………………………….4 The evolution of the Re-education through Labor system…………………………. 5 What is wrong with the Re-education through Labor system? ………………………….7 The RTL (read more…)

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“Follow the Principles of the Party”: State Control of the Media (and What the Media is Doing to Fight Back)

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“Follow the Principles of the Party”: State Control of the Media (and What the Media is Doing to Fight Back) Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD)1 December 9, 2008 Table of Contents I. Executive summary. 3 II. Laws and Regulations on the Media. 4 A. The Chinese Constitution. 5 B. Laws. (read more…)

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Persistent Torture, Unaccountable Torturers A Report on China’s Implementation of Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

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  Persistent Torture, Unaccountable Torturers A Report on China’s Implementation of Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD) November 5, 2008 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The report finds that except for some progress in the promulgation of legislation and administrative documents, China (read more…)

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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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