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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China: Free Arbitrarily Imprisoned Rights Lawyer Yu Wensheng

China: Free Arbitrarily Imprisoned Rights Lawyer Yu Wensheng

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A Chinese court secretly handed down a four-year prison sentence to lawyer Yu Wensheng for “inciting subversion of state power.” The persecution of Yu Wensheng in reprisal for exercising and defending human rights and the grave injustices involved in this case demand his immediate and unconditional release.

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Enforcing Amnesia, China Detained and Intimidated Activists Around 31st Anniversary of Tiananmen Massacre

Enforcing Amnesia, China Detained and Intimidated Activists Around 31st Anniversary of Tiananmen Massacre

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Police in cities across China disappeared, detained, and harassed activists during the period around the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre.

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1989 Student Protester Chen Yunfei Secretly Detained Ahead of Tiananmen Anniversary

1989 Student Protester Chen Yunfei Secretly Detained Ahead of Tiananmen Anniversary

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Chengdu police reportedly took away activist Chen Yunfei from his home in the Wenjiang District on May 31, 2020.

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31st Anniversary of June Fourth Massacre

31st Anniversary of June Fourth Massacre

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The Chinese Communist Party iron-fisted grip on power has perpetuated its leaders’ enjoyment of impunity for the Tiananmen massacre of pro-democracy protestors for 31 years. Victims and their families have never received justice. Photo by David Chen.

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Chinese Authorities Target Speech on Twitter in Criminalizing Free Expression

Chinese Authorities Target Speech on Twitter in Criminalizing Free Expression

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Beijing activist Quan Shixin has been indicted and faces trial on charges of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” for using Twitter. Wang Yong and Gao Jinbiao were recently tried, convited, and given prison sentences for using Twitter.

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China: Reverse Decision to Impose National Security Law on Hong Kong

China: Reverse Decision to Impose National Security Law on Hong Kong

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The Chinese government must reverse its decision to impose a national security law on Hong Kong. Imposing a CCP-drafted national security law in Hong Kong would mean stripping away any remaining human rights and fundamental freedoms of Hong Kong residents.

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Police Take Away Journalist Jiang Xue After Her Article Mourning Dr. Li Wenliang

Police Take Away Journalist Jiang Xue After Her Article Mourning Dr. Li Wenliang

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Xi’an Police seized prominent journalist Jiang Xue on May 18. Her whereabouts and the criminal charges against her are unknown.

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