Urgent Actions Needed to Stop Cultural Rights Violations Against Uyghurs

Urgent Actions Needed to Stop Cultural Rights Violations Against Uyghurs

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The mass detention of peaceful Uyghur intellectuals demonstrates the hidden human rights atrocity beneath the Chinese government’s absurd narrative that its suppression is necessary for “fighting terrorism”. The international community must speak out and take strong actions with a renewed sense of urgency

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China: immediately release #MeToo activist and fellow civil society advocate

China: immediately release #MeToo activist and fellow civil society advocate

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Human Rights Defenders, September 21, 2021) One journalist and one activist have gone missing for two days. Colleagues and friends fear that police took them into custody in Guangzhou. CHRD urges Chinese authorities to investigate their whereabouts and, if confirmed, release them immediately and unconditionally.

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The Chinese government should have investigated a lawyer’s torture allegations, not tortured him again

The Chinese government should have investigated a lawyer’s torture allegations, not tortured him again

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CHRD condemns the Chinese government’s latest alleged torture of Chang Weiping and urges the international community to hold China to account for its blatant disregard of its human rights obligations

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Hong Kong: Drop Charges Against Vigil Organizers

Hong Kong: Drop Charges Against Vigil Organizers

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CHRD joined 61 other groups in calling on the Hong Kong government to drop all charges against leaders of the civic group that had been holding annual mass vigils in Victoria Park commemorating the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Massacre.

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Persecution of the Hong Kong Alliance makes a mockery of NSL promises

Persecution of the Hong Kong Alliance makes a mockery of NSL promises

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CHRD condemns the ongoing persecution against the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of the Patriotic Democratic Movement of China (“the Hong Kong Alliance”), and in particular, the arrest on Thursday of chairman Lee Cheuk-yan, vice-chairs Chow Hang-tung and Albert Ho on the charge of “inciting subversion”, which could carry a (read more…)

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Germany must stop deportation of Chinese Activist Liu Bing

Germany must stop deportation of Chinese Activist Liu Bing

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CHRD urgently urges the German government not to return activist Liu Bing to China, where he is at risk of torture and ill-treatment, as well as detention and unfair trial.

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Chinese Authorities Must Release Three NGO Staff Sentenced by Changsha Intermediate Court, End Crackdown on Rights Advocacy

Chinese Authorities Must Release Three NGO Staff Sentenced by Changsha Intermediate Court, End Crackdown on Rights Advocacy

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CHRD condemns the Changsha Municipal Intermediate Court’s secret sentencing of three mainland Chinese NGO workers Cheng Yuan (程渊), Liu Dazhi (刘大志), and Wu Gejianxiong (吴葛健雄). The verdicts were issued behind closed doors on July 20, according to information pieced together by Cheng Yuan’s wife, Shi Minglei. Concluding a legal process (read more…)

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71 NGOs and Individuals Sign Open Letter: Stop Prosecution of Tiananmen Vigil Organizer Chow Hang-tung

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“We, a group of 71 international non-governmental organizations and individuals, are writing to call on your government to drop the charge of “inciting unauthorized assembly” against Chow Hang-tung (鄒幸彤) and unconditionally release her. Ms. Chow is a barrister and vice president of the civil society group Hong Kong Alliance, which organizes (read more…)

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China: End Persecution of Free Speech with Frivolous Crimes

China: End Persecution of Free Speech with Frivolous Crimes

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An overview of the legal proceedings of three cases of human rights defenders in pre-trial detention demonstrates how the Chinese government counters dissent using the ever-stretchable criminal charge of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble.

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The Chinese government must end its reprisals against agricultural entrepreneur and philanthropist Sun Dawu and his associates

The Chinese government must end its reprisals against agricultural entrepreneur and philanthropist Sun Dawu and his associates

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CHRD condemns the prosecution of Sun Dawu, a prominent agricultural entrepreneur and philanthropist, as a blatant attempt to punish Sun for his support of human rights defenders.

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Joint Statement: The International Community Must Halt Rapid Decline of Rights in Hong Kong

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On this July 1st, which marks the 24th anniversary of the Hong Kong handover, the one-year anniversary of the enactment of the HK National Security Law, and the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party, we urge the international community to take effective actions to halt the (read more…)

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A Joint Statement on The UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

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On this occasion of the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, we the undersigned issue this statement to call on the international community to stand united and resolute in tracking the issue of torture in China.

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