China Strips Rights Lawyers’ Licenses in Reprisal Against Their Push for Rule of Law

China Strips Rights Lawyers’ Licenses in Reprisal Against Their Push for Rule of Law

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Chinese authorities have stripped several human rights lawyers of their law licenses in recent months, sending a strong signal that the government will continue to punish lawyers who are not cowed into silence by the “July 2015 Crackdown.”

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China Must Release Wu Gan & Stop Treating Free Speech as an Act of Subversion

China Must Release Wu Gan & Stop Treating Free Speech as an Act of Subversion

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CHRD calls on the Chinese government to immediately and unconditionally release activist Wu Gan, who was handed an 8-year prison sentence in December in retaliation for exercising his right to free speech and assembly.

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Small Step Toward Accountability: US Sanctions Chinese Official Over Death of Cao Shunli

Small Step Toward Accountability: US Sanctions Chinese Official Over Death of Cao Shunli

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The US Government has designated Gao Yan (高岩) for sanctions under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act for his role in the death of Chinese activist Cao Shunli in March 2014, while he was the chief of the Chaoyang District Public Security Bureau Branch in Beijing.

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From Forced Evictions of Migrant Workers to Abused Children: Violations of Social & Economic Rights in China Refute the “China Development Model”

From Forced Evictions of Migrant Workers to Abused Children: Violations of Social & Economic Rights in China Refute the “China Development Model”

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Stakeholders in the international human rights community must vigilantly guard against China’s aggressive global campaign to weaken core international human rights norms, says CHRD to mark this year’s Human Rights Day on December 10.

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Free Jiang Tianyong & End Suppression on Lawyers

Free Jiang Tianyong & End Suppression on Lawyers

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China must immediately release prominent rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong, who received a two-year prison sentence on November 21, 2017 in retaliation for his defence of human rights and rule of law. His conviction is the latest in Xi Jinping’s ongoing attack on rights lawyers, which has raged since 2015.

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709 Defense Lawyer Li Yuhan Criminally Detained

709 Defense Lawyer Li Yuhan Criminally Detained

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Liaoning police detained human rights lawyer Li Yuhan (李昱函) on suspicion of unknown criminal charges. Li has been out of contact since October 9, since being taken away by police. She is being held in an unknown location and is at high risk torture and mistreatment.

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[CHRB] China: Stop Detaining Activists & Silencing Political Expression Around 19th CCP Congress (9/28-10/17/2017)

[CHRB] China: Stop Detaining Activists & Silencing Political Expression Around 19th CCP Congress (9/28-10/17/2017)

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Prior to CCP’s 19th Congress, Chinese police have seized activists and tightened control over political expression online, with CHRD documenting 14 criminal detentions and two cases of enforced disappearance.

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[CHRB] Ongoing Suppression of HRDs: Li Xiaoling Arrested; Lawyer Liu Yao Loses Appeal Over 20-Year Sentence; Gao Zhisheng Still Missing (9/22-27/2017)

[CHRB] Ongoing Suppression of HRDs: Li Xiaoling Arrested; Lawyer Liu Yao Loses Appeal Over 20-Year Sentence; Gao Zhisheng Still Missing (9/22-27/2017)

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Guangdong activist Li Xiaoling (李小玲) was arrested after she commemorated the Tiananmen Massacre. Guangdong rights lawyer Liu Yao (刘尧) lost his appeal over a 20-year sentence. Gao Zhisheng (高智晟) is in custody in Beijing after disappearing from house arrest on August 13.

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