China: Release Xu Zhiyong and Ding Jiaxi Ahead of UN Anti-Torture Day

China: Release Xu Zhiyong and Ding Jiaxi Ahead of UN Anti-Torture Day

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Upon learning about pre-trial hearings in the cases of detained human rights defenders Xu Zhiyong (June 17) and Ding Jiaxi (June 20), CHRD urges the Chinese government to immediately and unconditionally release the two human rights defenders.

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June 7, 2022 – Civil Society Report Submitted to The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities for its Review of China

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Civil Society Report Submitted to The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities for its Review at the 27th Session of the combined second and third periodic report of the People’s Republic of China (CRPD/C/CHN2-3) on its Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Submitter: (read more…)

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What will the UN see as it finally visits China’s Xinjiang?

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By Erin Hale Originally published by AL JAZEERA on May 24, 2022 Human rights chief Michelle Bachelet has been demanding ‘unfettered’ access to the region for years, but experts doubt she will get it. A Chinese national flag flies over a vehicle entrance to the inmate detention area at the Urumqi (read more…)

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UN High Commissioner Must Speak Up on Her China Visit for Los Desaparecidos

UN High Commissioner Must Speak Up on Her China Visit for Los Desaparecidos

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CHRD and Dialogue China urge UN High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet to bring up the issue of zero accountability for the June 4th Tiananmen Massacre with Chinese authorities on her brief visit to China. 

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UN Rights Chief to Proceed With Rare Trip to China Next Week

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Originally published by Bloomberg News on May 19, 2022 Visit would be first by person holding the position since 2005 Beijing rejects accusations of human rights abuses in Xinjiang The United Nations’ human rights chief is planning to proceed with a landmark trip to China next week, people familiar with (read more…)

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Urgent Life-Threatening Conditions in Lockdown Shanghai Demand Prompt Investigation 

Urgent Life-Threatening Conditions in Lockdown Shanghai Demand Prompt Investigation 

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CHRD urges the Chinese government to save lives from unnecessary deaths, protect human rights, especially international human rights conventions with respect to COVID-19 prevention, and to be transparent about the numbers of infections and deaths – both COVID-19 related and other preventable deaths.

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Persecuted Human Rights Defenders Languish in Police Custody

Persecuted Human Rights Defenders Languish in Police Custody

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Detained human rights defenders continue to suffer from arbitrary detention and abuses of their legal rights throughout China. CHRD urges for their immediate release.

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Re: European Union-China summit

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We are writing to share our concerns and recommendations ahead of the forthcoming European Union (EU) – China summit.

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Beijing Olympics Begin Amid Atrocity Crimes

Beijing Olympics Begin Amid Atrocity Crimes

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The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics will open amid atrocity crimes and other grave human rights violations by the Chinese government, 243 nongovernmental organizations from around the world said today. The groups urged governments to join a diplomatic boycott of the Games, slated to begin February 4, 2022, and for athletes and sponsors not (read more…)

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The world cannot rely on Chinese state media to know if Peng Shuai is free

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“Peng Shuai’s latest statement – released through state media – should not be taken at face value. The Chinese government has a long history of arbitrarily detaining people involved in controversial cases, controlling their ability to speak freely, and making them give forced statements. Until Peng Shuai is free, the (read more…)

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Defending Human Rights in the Time of COVID-19: Annual Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China (2020)

Defending Human Rights in the Time of COVID-19: Annual Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China (2020)

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The year 2020 in China was marked by an escalation of restrictions of freedom of expression and access to information, including in relation to COVID-19. Early in the year, authorities blocked Chinese people from sharing information about the emergence of COVID-19. This action effectively prevented information from reaching medical professionals, (read more…)

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Chinese Journalist Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Publishing Negative Information About Communist Party

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Originally published by Newsweek on May 1, 2020 Chinese journalist Chen Jieren was found guilty and sentenced to 15 years in prison Thursday, for publishing negative information about China’s Communist Party. According to the South China Morning Post, a court in the central Hunan province released a statement which said that (read more…)

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