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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For the China Story to be Credible, the Chinese Government Must Confront its Abuses

For the China Story to be Credible, the Chinese Government Must Confront its Abuses

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If Xi Jinping wants China to plausibly present itself to the world as a “credible, lovable, and respectable” country, he must end human rights violations.

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China: Immediately release activist Xing Wangli and end reprisals against rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong

China: Immediately release activist Xing Wangli and end reprisals against rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong

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CHRD calls on the Chinese government to immediately release activist Xing Wangli (邢望力) and end reprisals against rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong (江天勇). Xing Wangli has apparently been criminally detained because he visited lawyer Jiang Tianyong.

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Chinese authorities must investigate torture claims by detained web designer

Chinese authorities must investigate torture claims by detained web designer

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The Chinese government, a party to the Convention against Torture, must immediately launch a prompt and impartial investigation of police officers accused of committing torture against a website administrator, Niu Tengyu.

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China: Immediately Free Poet Wang Zang and His Wife Wang Li

China: Immediately Free Poet Wang Zang and His Wife Wang Li

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The Chinese government must end its egregious persecution of prominent poet Wang Zang (王藏) and its petty retaliation against his wife, Wang Li (王丽).

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The Chinese government must cooperate with investigation into the suspicious death of activist Guo Hongwei

The Chinese government must cooperate with investigation into the suspicious death of activist Guo Hongwei

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Chinese authorities must cooperate with an investigation into the death of human rights defender Guo Hongwei (郭洪伟) and prevent the destruction of any evidence related to his death in custody.

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CHRD releases “Defending Human Rights in the Time of COVID-19”: Annual Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China (2020)

CHRD releases “Defending Human Rights in the Time of COVID-19”: Annual Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China (2020)

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During the year 2020, while the world was battling the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, the Chinese authorities used the exceptional period to further tighten its grip over mainland society while abandoning its pledge to respect a high-degree of autonomy in Hong Kong, says CHRD in its 2020 annual report on the (read more…)

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