China: Release Huang Qi, Respect Right to Fair Trial

China: Release Huang Qi, Respect Right to Fair Trial

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Mianyang City Intermediate Court held a secret trial of HRD Huang Qi, who is seriously ill, on two charges related to “state secrets” in violation of Huang’s right to freedom of expression.

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Chinese Government Puts Human Rights Defenders on Trial During Holiday Season to Hide Rights Abuses

Chinese Government Puts Human Rights Defenders on Trial During Holiday Season to Hide Rights Abuses

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Chinese authorities put a number of HRDs on trial over the holiday season, including journalists Sun Lin and Ding Lingjie, lawyer Wang Quanzhang, and activists Zhen Jianghua and Zhang Kun.

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Travesty of Justice: Free Rights Lawyer Wang Quanzhang Now

Travesty of Justice: Free Rights Lawyer Wang Quanzhang Now

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Short of immediate and unconditional release, there will be no justice for Wang Quanzhang, who has been subjected to 3.5 years’ secret detention, enforced disappearance, torture, and now, a close-door trial in Tianjin on December 26, which ended without a verdict being announced.

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Pre-Christmas Crackdown on Christians as China Escalates Religious Persecution

Pre-Christmas Crackdown on Christians as China Escalates Religious Persecution

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Chengdu authorities shut down the Early Rain Covenant Church and detained over a hundred church members and their pastor, Wang Yi, during a raid beginning December 9, in one of the largest crackdowns on underground Christian churches since new regulations went into effect.

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Stand Up for All the Rights and Freedoms without Discrimination

Stand Up for All the Rights and Freedoms without Discrimination

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The values and principles underpinning the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, endorsed by member states of the United Nations seventy years ago, on December 10, is under intensified assault today.

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China: Immediately and Unconditionally Release Huang Qi & Ensure Access to Prompt Medical Care for all Detained Human Rights Defenders

China: Immediately and Unconditionally Release Huang Qi & Ensure Access to Prompt Medical Care for all Detained Human Rights Defenders

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Chinese authorities must immediately and unconditionally release citizen journalist and human rights activist Huang Qi, a group of 14 NGOs said.

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Hold Chinese Government Accountable for Reprisals Against Human Rights Defenders Cooperating with UN  –	Aggressive Moves Target Activists and NGOs in China & Abroad

Hold Chinese Government Accountable for Reprisals Against Human Rights Defenders Cooperating with UN – Aggressive Moves Target Activists and NGOs in China & Abroad

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In China and abroad, the Chinese government regularly uses tactics of intimidation and reprisals against individuals and groups that seek to engage with the United Nations, a serious problem that UN Member States must address at China’s third UPR on November 6.

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Human Rights Conditions Deteriorate & Crisis in Xinjiang – UN Review Puts China Under Spotlight

Human Rights Conditions Deteriorate & Crisis in Xinjiang – UN Review Puts China Under Spotlight

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China will face questions over its human rights record on November 6 in Geneva during its 3rd Universal Periodic Review. CHRD and a group ofChina-based NGOs submitted information that shows that the overall human rights situation in China has deteriorated. Of grave and urgent concern is the situation in Xinjiang.

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Professors Dismissed for Speech, Netizen Trial First for Charge on Managing Websites

Professors Dismissed for Speech, Netizen Trial First for Charge on Managing Websites

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Several Chinese professors have lost their jobs for speech they made online or in classrooms. Sichuan resident pleaded not guilty for failing to delete posts from a website he managed, the first instance of certain charges being applied. Xinjiang government has revised regional regulations to include provisions on the extra-legal (read more…)

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China Human Rights Briefing: Vaccination Victims, Shenzhen Labor Strike, Churches Shut Down

China Human Rights Briefing: Vaccination Victims, Shenzhen Labor Strike, Churches Shut Down

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Authorities took into custody Chinese citizens protesting the government’s mishandling of vaccine scandals. Police have also suppressed workers and students seeking labor protections in Guangdong while, elsewhere in China, shutting down house churches.

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China: Massive Numbers of Uyghurs & Other Ethnic Minorities Forced into Re-education Programs

China: Massive Numbers of Uyghurs & Other Ethnic Minorities Forced into Re-education Programs

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The number of Xinjiang residents, especially ethnic Uyghurs, who are either detained in re-education camps or forced to attend day/evening “education sessions” for “de-radicalization” and indoctrination purposes in Xinjiang, may have possibly reached as high as a combined total of two to three million by June 2018.

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Criminal Arrests in Xinjiang Account for 21% of China’s Total in 2017

Criminal Arrests in Xinjiang Account for 21% of China’s Total in 2017

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The number of ethnic minorities who have been put under criminal prosecution in Xinjiang has skyrocketed in recent years, according to the Chinese government’s official data, under the pretext of “counter-terrorism,” “anti-separatism,” and “de-extremism” efforts.

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