[Briefing] NGO Staffers and Xi Jinping Critic Put on Trial While Publisher Detained

[Briefing] NGO Staffers and Xi Jinping Critic Put on Trial While Publisher Detained

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Secret trial of Changsha Funeng NGO workers held on unknown date; police detain publisher Geng Xiaonan and her husband Qin Zhen for “illegal business activity”; outspoken businessman Ren Zhiqiang tried but no verdict pronounced

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[Briefing] Crackdown on Free Expression: Blogger, Poet, Activist & Citizen Journalist in Custody

[Briefing] Crackdown on Free Expression: Blogger, Poet, Activist & Citizen Journalist in Custody

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Court Rejects Blogger’s Appeal Against 4-Year Sentence; Missing Poet and his Wife Confirmed to be Under Arrest; Labor Activist Secretly Tried and Sentenced; Citizen Journalist Awaits Appeal Against 9-Year Sentence

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Fear Over Hong Kong: National Security Law Boosts Abuses of Human Rights

Fear Over Hong Kong: National Security Law Boosts Abuses of Human Rights

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Eight weeks since the Chinese Communist Party imposed the National Security Law on Hong Kong, authorities have deployed it in an escalated crackdown in violation of Hong Kong residents’ human rights and the city’s rule of law system.

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CHRD Stands Firmly by Estimate of One Million Uyghurs Detained

CHRD Stands Firmly by Estimate of One Million Uyghurs Detained

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We at CHRD stand firmly by our research report “China: Massive Numbers of Uyghurs & Other Ethnic Minorities Forced into Re-education Programs,” released two years ago, on August 3, 2018.

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CHRD joins 16 other organizations to call on governments to take concrete measures on China’s National Security Law for Hong Kong

CHRD joins 16 other organizations to call on governments to take concrete measures on China’s National Security Law for Hong Kong

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Together with 16 other organizations, CHRD releases a joint open letter to foreign ministers of over 40 governments, calling for condemnation of the National Security Law in Hong Kong imposed by China’s National People’s Congress.

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[Briefing] Reports of Torture; Teachers Fired for Political Views; Graduate Student Expelled for Online Comments Written Overseas

[Briefing] Reports of Torture; Teachers Fired for Political Views; Graduate Student Expelled for Online Comments Written Overseas

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etails of torture in Chinese detention facilities in 2 HRD cases; mainland teacher fired for comments on Korean War, Hong Kong teachers face retaliation; graduate student expelled for online comments about Nanjing Massacre written while in US.

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[Briefing] NGO Staff Indicted for “Subversion”; Lawyer Detained for Online Speech; Netizen Imprisoned for Using VPN

[Briefing] NGO Staff Indicted for “Subversion”; Lawyer Detained for Online Speech; Netizen Imprisoned for Using VPN

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Changsha prosecutors indicted 3 staff from NGO Changsha Funeng; Ningxia police criminally detained lawyer Ma Wanjun; another activist forcibly disappeared into COVID-19 quarantine; activist to be tried for campaigning for better food safety standards in schools; constitutional law professor Xu Zhangrun dismissed by Tsinghua University

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National Security Crime “Inciting Subversion” Used in Multiple Cases Against Chinese Lawyers/Activists

National Security Crime “Inciting Subversion” Used in Multiple Cases Against Chinese Lawyers/Activists

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This week, while the Chinese government is poised to impose a national security law in Hong Kong, it also prosecuted a number of mainland human rights lawyers and activists on “inciting subversion of state power” charges, exemplifying how the government uses “endangering national security” crimes, with increasing frequency, to silent (read more…)

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Concerns Over China’s “Win-Win” Resolution at Human Rights Council

Concerns Over China’s “Win-Win” Resolution at Human Rights Council

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China presented a “mutually beneficial cooperation” resolution at the UN Human Rights Council, which was debated on June 22. The resolution directly taken from Chinese Communist Party propaganda and modeled on its authoritarian governance would silence criticisms of rights abuses at the council’s mechanisms.

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China: Stop Using COVID-19 for Unnecessary Restrictions on Detainees’ Visitation Rights

China: Stop Using COVID-19 for Unnecessary Restrictions on Detainees’ Visitation Rights

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CHRD has documented 12 cases of detained HRDs being denied access to their lawyers and families, including virtual meetings, on coronavirus grounds. The Chinese government must ensure their rights to legal counsel and family visitation and stop using the pandemic as the excuse to violate their rights.

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Statement Regarding the Verdict of Lawyer Yu Wensheng After His Secret Trial

Statement Regarding the Verdict of Lawyer Yu Wensheng After His Secret Trial

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The wife of Lawyer Yu Wensheng, Xu Yan, received news from the People’s Procuratorate of Xuzhou City in the morning of 17 June 2020 that Lawyer Yu – who went through a secret trial back in May 2019 – has already been sentenced to four years in jail, in addition (read more…)

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Joint NGO Open Letter Calls on China to Stop Imposing National Security Law on Hong Kong

Joint NGO Open Letter Calls on China to Stop Imposing National Security Law on Hong Kong

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CHRD joined 85 other organizations to call on the National People’s Congress to halt its moves to impose a national security law on Hong Kong.

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