80+ Human Rights Groups Urge General Assembly to Deny China a Seat at UN’s Top Human Rights Body

80+ Human Rights Groups Urge General Assembly to Deny China a Seat at UN’s Top Human Rights Body

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In a joint letter, CHRD joined 80+ other NGOs in firmly opposing the candidacy of the People’s Republic of China for re-election to the UN Human Rights Council.

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Song Ze (宋泽)

Song Ze (宋泽)

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On September 23, 2023, Rights Defense Network reported that Song Ze’s family was told by Wuhan state security officials that Song Ze had been formally arrested, but they would not give the family a written arrest notice or say what crime he was accused of.

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Joint Letter to President Biden on Jimmy Lai

Joint Letter to President Biden on Jimmy Lai

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Dear Mr. President, We, the undersigned international human rights groups, urge you to take immediate actions in response to the case of independent publisher Jimmy Lai, who will have been in prison in Hong Kong for 1,000 days on September 26, 2023.

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CHRD condemns unjust trial of journalist Huang Xueqin and labor activist Wang Jianbing

CHRD condemns unjust trial of journalist Huang Xueqin and labor activist Wang Jianbing

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CHRD condemns the Chinese government for its sham trial of Huang and Wang and urges the government to immediately and unconditionally release the two human rights defenders.  

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A UN Body Sheds Light on the Fate of Disappeared Uyghurs

A UN Body Sheds Light on the Fate of Disappeared Uyghurs

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A little-known United Nations body, the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, is helping to shine a light on the extent of China’s enforced disappearances in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

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China: Release human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng and end the practice of enforced disappearances 

China: Release human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng and end the practice of enforced disappearances 

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We call on the Chinese authorities to immediately and unconditionally release prominent human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng (高智晟) ahead of the sixth anniversary of his disappearance on August 13.

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NGOs Call on Governments & Lao Authorities to Ensure the Immediate Release of Chinese Human Rights Lawyer Lu Siwei

NGOs Call on Governments & Lao Authorities to Ensure the Immediate Release of Chinese Human Rights Lawyer Lu Siwei

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(1 August 2023) Lao authorities have reportedly arrested and detained well-known Chinese human rights lawyer Lu Siwei since 28 July 2023. We are gravely concerned that he is at serious risk of forced repatriation to China where he faces the high likelihood of torture and other ill-treatment.

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CHRD Submission to the UN for UPR of China

CHRD Submission to the UN for UPR of China

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This report was prepared by the Network of Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD), for the 4th periodic review of the People’s Republic of China. It is a summary of the information collected by CHRD since the 3rd UPR.

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‘709 Crackdown 2.0’

‘709 Crackdown 2.0’

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A joint statement is calling for urgent global attention to the Chinese government’s new wave of repression against human rights lawyers unfolding over the past three months.

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8 Years After ‘709,’ Persecution of Chinese Human Rights Lawyers Continues

8 Years After ‘709,’ Persecution of Chinese Human Rights Lawyers Continues

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Starting on July 9, 2015, the Chinese government launched an unprecedented nationwide crackdown on human rights lawyers. In the following few months, police interrogated and detained over 300 lawyers and paralegal assistants and raided three law firms. Dozens of lawyers and legal assistants and activists were detained, and 15 were eventually (read more…)

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Joint Letter Urges Freeing of Activist He Fangmei’s Children

Joint Letter Urges Freeing of Activist He Fangmei’s Children

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Their three young children have been left without parental care, and their families have been refused permission to visit them. We are deeply concerned about the safety and wellbeing of these children.

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Open Letter to President Biden on Sanctioned John Lee’s Potential Entry Into the U.S.

Open Letter to President Biden on Sanctioned John Lee’s Potential Entry Into the U.S.

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Dear President Biden, We, the undersigned Hong Kong diaspora organizations and our allies, write to express grave concern about reports that the United States government is considering granting a sanctions waiver to allow John Lee, the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, to enter the U.S. for (read more…)

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