China: End Deaths in Extrajudicial Detention & Torture by Deprived Medical Treatment

China: End Deaths in Extrajudicial Detention & Torture by Deprived Medical Treatment

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We mourn the death of human rights defender Ji Sizun and urge the Chinese government to end torturing human rights defenders to death by way of depriving them of necessary medical treatment in reprisal for their peaceful human rights activism

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UN Experts: Speak Out on Legislative Measures Restricting Rights of Lawyers in China

UN Experts: Speak Out on Legislative Measures Restricting Rights of Lawyers in China

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On the fourth anniversary of a widespread crackdown on legal rights defenders by the Chinese authorities, the international community must speak out against the continued deterioration of conditions for human rights lawyers in China.

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We Call on the Human Rights Council to take Action Over China’s 30 Years of Rights Violations Tied to 1989 Tiananmen Massacre

We Call on the Human Rights Council to take Action Over China’s 30 Years of Rights Violations Tied to 1989 Tiananmen Massacre

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22 student leaders and victims and survivors of the Tiananmen Massacre, with assistance from CHRD, have submitted a complaint to the Human Rights Council over a consistent pattern of gross human rights violations by the Government of China in relation to the 1989 Massacre.

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Hong Kong Authorities Must End Excessive Use of Force, Protect Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Expression

Hong Kong Authorities Must End Excessive Use of Force, Protect Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Expression

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Hong Kong authorities must stop using excessive force against unarmed and largely peaceful demonstrators and ensure protection of the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and expression. Journalists must be able to freely report on the demonstrations and police actions.

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China Detains a Former Prisoner of Conscience in Hospital

China Detains a Former Prisoner of Conscience in Hospital

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Chinese authorities are accused of subjecting human rights defender Ji Sizun to torture by denying him adequate medical treatment in prison and now under extrajudicial detention inside a hospital. His family fears for his life.

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Suppression Ahead of 30th Anniversary of Tiananmen Massacre

Suppression Ahead of 30th Anniversary of Tiananmen Massacre

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On the eve of the 30thanniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre, Chinese authorities took into custody activists and netizens to silence any expression or thwart any action aimed at commemorating the victims and mark the anniversary. So far, we have documented 10 individuals either detained or forced into disappearance in connection (read more…)

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China Detains Several Social Economic Rights Defenders Days After UN Rights Review Ends

China Detains Several Social Economic Rights Defenders Days After UN Rights Review Ends

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Several human rights defenders working on socio-economic rights issues have been detained just days after the close of China’s 3rdUniversal Periodic Review (UPR) in Geneva on March 15 during the 40th Session of the Human Rights Council (HRC). The timing of the detentions indicates that authorities waited until after the (read more…)

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Ji Sizun Named 2019 Recipient of Cao Shunli Memorial Award for Human Rights Defenders

Ji Sizun Named 2019 Recipient of Cao Shunli Memorial Award for Human Rights Defenders

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Human rights defender Ji Sizun (纪斯尊) is the winner of the fifth Cao Shunli Memorial Award for Human Rights Defenders. The decision to give this award to Mr. Ji recognizes the long-standing “barefoot lawyer” for his contribution in promoting legal rights and education at the grassroots level in China.

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5 Years After Death in Custody of Cao Shunli, HRDs in China Continue to Face Same Pattern of Abuse

5 Years After Death in Custody of Cao Shunli, HRDs in China Continue to Face Same Pattern of Abuse

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The Chinese government has taken no steps to investigate and prosecute any official responsible for the deadly reprisal against Cao Shunli for her cooperation with the United Nations, after she died five years ago on March 14, 2014.

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CHRD releases “Defending Rights in a ‘No Rights Zone'”: Annual Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China (2018)

CHRD releases “Defending Rights in a ‘No Rights Zone'”: Annual Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China (2018)

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Chinese human rights defenders made remarkable strides in promoting and protecting human rights under hostile conditions in drastically shrunken civic space, says CHRD in its 2018 annual report.

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China: Release Liu Feiyue and Decriminalize Human Rights Activism

China: Release Liu Feiyue and Decriminalize Human Rights Activism

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A Chinese court sentenced Liu Feiyue, director of the NGO Civil Rights & Livelihood Watch, to 5 years in prison on “inciting subversion of state power” charge today, following an August trial.

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Free Wang Quanzhang: Prison Sentence a Gross Injustice & Blatant Political Persecution of a Human Rights Lawyer

Free Wang Quanzhang: Prison Sentence a Gross Injustice & Blatant Political Persecution of a Human Rights Lawyer

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The Chinese government must release Wang Quanzhang immediately and unconditionally, end the harassment of his family, compensate Wang and his family for the harm done to them.

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