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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Police Detain Citizen Journalist Zhang Zhan, Who Reported on COVID-19 in Wuhan

Police Detain Citizen Journalist Zhang Zhan, Who Reported on COVID-19 in Wuhan

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Shanghai police criminally detained citizen journalist and activist Zhang Zhan on May 15, 2020, on suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble.” She had been reporting from Wuhan since February about the coronavirus pandemic.

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Chinese Police Detain Poet For “Inciting Subversion” over Online Expression

Chinese Police Detain Poet For “Inciting Subversion” over Online Expression

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Liaocheng City police seized poet Lu Yang on May 1. For the next two weeks, police subjected him to forced disappearance. On May 13, police notified his family that Lu Yang had been criminally detained on suspicion of “inciting subversion” for comments made online.

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Former Law Professor & Rights Lawyer Zhang Xuezhong Detained after Calling for Political Reform

Former Law Professor & Rights Lawyer Zhang Xuezhong Detained after Calling for Political Reform

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Shanghai police seized lawyer and former professor Zhang Xuezhong from his home in the early morning of May 11. Two days prior to being detained, Zhang had written an open letter to all the delegates of the National People’s Congress.

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Veteran Activists Imprisoned and Detained for Online Speech

Veteran Activists Imprisoned and Detained for Online Speech

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Chinese police persecuted two HRDs for their online speech. Hunan activist Liu Yanli received a four-year prison sentence on April 22 and former prisoner of conscience Xie Wenfei was criminally detained on April 29.

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China: Release Journalist Chen Jieren Imprisoned for 15 Years for Criticising CCP

China: Release Journalist Chen Jieren Imprisoned for 15 Years for Criticising CCP

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Chinese authorities must immediately and unconditionally release journalist Chen Jieren and his family members and associates, who have been prosecuted over Chen’s exercise of his right to free expression. A Hunan court handed Chen a 15-year prison sentence on April 30 in apparent punishment for his political speech.

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Chinese Authorities Threaten COVID-19 Victims & Families Seeking Compensation

Chinese Authorities Threaten COVID-19 Victims & Families Seeking Compensation

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Chinese police intimidated and harassed potential plaintiffs in litigation against Wuhan and Hubei governments for failure to release vital information about the novel coronavirus in a timely manner, which resulted in deaths and damages.

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Retired Professor Arrested for Calling COVID-19 “CCP Virus”

Retired Professor Arrested for Calling COVID-19 “CCP Virus”

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Beijing police formally arrested retired professor Chen Zhaozhi on April 14 for “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” over his online speech about the COVID-19 pandemic.

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