After Torture in Detention, Legal Activist Yuan Xianchen Goes on Trial

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After Torture in Detention, Legal Activist Yuan Xianchen Goes on Trial (Chinese Human Rights Defenders- January 14, 2009) – On January 12, Yuan Xianchen (袁显臣), a human rights activist and “legal worker” (falu gongzuozhe) based in Jixi City, Heilongjiang Province, was tried for “inciting subversion of state power” by Jixi (read more…)

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Imprisoned Human Rights Defender Chen Guangcheng Denied Medical Care

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Imprisoned Human Rights Defender Chen Guangcheng Denied Medical Care (Chinese Human Rights Defenders- January 14, 2009) – CHRD has learned that imprisoned human rights defender Chen Guangcheng (陈光诚) has been denied appropriate medical care and is in very poor health following months of digestive affliction. Chen’s wife, Yuan Weijing (袁伟静), (read more…)

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Petitioner Seriously Injured following Beating by Shanghai Officials

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Petitioner Seriously Injured following Beating by Shanghai Officials (Chinese Human Rights Defenders, January 9, 2009)- CHRD has learned that Cao Yibao (曹义宝), a petitioner against forced eviction from Shanghai, sustained serious injuries after she was beaten on the orders of Shanghai Municipal government officials while in illegal detention. On December (read more…)

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Update on Imprisoned Activist Hu Jia and His Wife Zeng Jinyan

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(Chinese Human Rights Defenders, August 25, 2008) – CHRD learned today that imprisoned human rights defender Hu Jia (胡佳), who suffers from liver cirrhosis, has been made to perform manual labor under the hot sun for seven hours every day. Meanwhile, prison authorities have confiscated Hu’s letters to his family (read more…)

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Detained AIDS Activist Quietly Sentenced After Long Delay

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(Chinese Human Rights Defenders, August 23, 2008) – On August 12, Wang Xiaoqiao (王小巧), an AIDS activist from Xincai County in Henan Province, was convicted of “extortion” and sentenced to one year in prison by Xincai County Court, Chinese Human Rights Defenders learned today. “Due to international attention to Wang’s (read more…)

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CHRD Urges China to End Torture of Detained Human Rights Activist

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(Chinese Human Rights Defenders, Heilongjiang, August 22, 2008) – The Chinese authorities must stop the torture and inhuman treatment of Liu Jie (刘杰), a human rights defender currently serving 18 months of Re-education through Labor (RTL), said Chinese Human Rights Defenders. Since Aug. 15, Liu has been subjected to a (read more…)

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Imprisoned Activist Hu Jia Still Denied Access to Adequate Medical Care

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(Chinese Human Rights Defenders, June 12, 2008) – Imprisoned human rights defender Hu Jia (胡佳) continues to be denied access to adequate medical care. Hu is in poor health and suffers from liver cirrhosis. Since his incarceration, Hu has had one physical check-up in late May, but neither he nor (read more…)

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Imprisoned Democracy Activist Hu Shigen to Be Released in August

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(Chinese Human Rights Defenders, May 22, 2008) – Hu Shigen (胡石根), imprisoned political prisoner and democracy activist, has reportedly been granted an earlier release and may leave prison as early as this August. Officials from the Legal Office of Haibin District, Beijing, contacted Mr. Hu’s friends and said his imprisonment (read more…)

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Beijing Activist Ni Yulan Arrested for Resisting Forced Demolition

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(Chinese Human Rights Defenders, May 2, 2008) – Ni Yulan (倪玉兰), a Beijing-based housing rights activist and former lawyer, was formally arrested on suspicion of “obstructing official business” by the Beijing Public Security Bureau (PSB) Xicheng County Sub-division on April 29. Ni was detained on April 15 after she resisted (read more…)

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Olympics Prisoner Yang Chunlin Tortured

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Olympics Prisoner Yang Chunlin Tortured China must end persecution of the outspoken human rights critic (Chinese Human Rights Defenders, March 31, 2008)- CHRD learned today that Yang Chunlin (杨春林), “Olympics Prisoner” and human rights defender, was beaten on March 5 while incarcerated at Heitong Detention Center, Heilongjiang Province. On March (read more…)

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Human Rights Defender Liu Jie Denied Treatment for Eye Illness at RTL Camp

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Human Rights Defender Liu Jie Denied Treatment for Eye Illness at RTL Camp (Chinese Human Rights Defenders, December 28, 2007)- Liu Jie (刘杰), veteran rural campaigner and human rights activist serving her 18-month Re-education through Labor (RTL) terms in Qiqihaer, Heilongjiang province, will go blind if she does not receive (read more…)

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Wife of Jailed Human Rights Defender Barred from Seeking Medical Treatment

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Wife of Jailed Human Rights Defender Barred from Seeking Medical Treatment (Chinese Human Rights Defenders, October 29, 2007)— Yuan Weijing (袁伟静), wife of the jailed human rights defender, Chen Guangcheng (陈光诚), was prevented from seeking medical treatment and roughly handled by policemen from the local Public Security Bureau this morning (read more…)

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