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After 37 days of detention, five women activists, Wang Man (王曼), Li Tingting (李婷婷), Wu Rongrong (武嵘嵘), Zheng Churan (郑楚然), and Wei Tingting (韦婷婷), were “released upon guarantee pending further investigation” (取保候审) on April 13, 2015.
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On May 5, 2015, the Chinese government released for public comment the Foreign/ Overseas Non-Governmental Organizations Management Law of the People’s Republic of China (Draft) (Second Review Draft) (《 境外非政府组织管理法(草案二次审议稿)全文 》”FNGO draft law”). If enacted and implemented in its current form, both...
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2015年5月17日23时许,湖南律师谢阳在广西南宁市为当事人提供法律服务时,被多名不明身份人员持械殴打,身体多处受伤,小腿被打骨折。18日,北京律师张磊就此发表紧急声明,并征集签名,至下午3时,已有近两百名全国各地律师参加联署。声明要求广西公安部门立即对谢阳律师被打一事立案侦查,并呼吁全国人大常委会就近年来律师权益屡被侵犯问题对《刑事诉讼法》、《律师法》等法律的施行情况进行专项检查,督促各地各部门进一步改善律师的执业环境,保障律师执业安全。 中国律师关于谢阳律师在南宁被暴力殴打事件的紧急声明 惊悉,2015年5月17日23时许,...
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After being detained for 37 days, women’s rights activist Li Tingting was released on bail on April 13. She wrote a request to the Haidian Public Security Bureau to return her personal items as soon as possible, especially her Xiaomi Mi Band. Why is it so important to her? In this essay, Li...
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Six months into detention, Guangdong rights defender Su Changlan has still not been granted her right to meet with her lawyer. On April 27, 2015, Su’s husband, Chen Dequan, requested open government information about her health condition, which was rejected by the Nanhai District Court of Foshan...
HRIC strongly condemns the seven-year prison sentence for Gao Yu ( 高瑜) , the 71-year-old independent journalist convicted of “illegally providing state secrets abroad.” Gao is also subject to one year of post-release deprivation of political rights. The sentence was announced by the Beijing...
On Christmas Eve in 2014, the government of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (‘ XUAR ’) released this Notice on Strengthening the Management of Internet Information Security . The Notice requires Internet information service providers who serve users in the XUAR to give the government their...
After 37 days of detention, Wang Man ( 王曼 ) , Wei Tingting ( 韦婷婷 ) and Zheng Churan ( 郑楚然 ) , Li Tingting ( 李婷婷 ) , and Wu Rongrong ( 武嶸嶸 ) were released in a procedural step known as “release on guarantee pending further investigation,” or, qubao houshen ( 取保候审). Unfortunately, instead of a full...
An appeal by Ding Zilin (丁子霖) , a founding member of the Tiananmen Mothers, to the Chinese authorities to conclude the trial of Gao Yu (高瑜), the widely admired veteran journalist. Gao, 70, was tried in November 2014 for leaking an internal Communist Party document, and faces a life sentence. The...
On the one-year anniversary of her death, Human Rights in China remembers and honors Cao Shunli ( 曹顺利) , a tireless advocate of government transparency and greater citizen participation in China’s human rights processes. Cao died in a Beijing hospital in March 2014 after six months in detention for...
Human Rights in China has received information that long-time petitioner Ma Yalian ( 马亚莲) , taken into custody in Beijing and brought back to Shanghai, began a hunger strike in an unofficial detention facility—a “black jail”—in a suburb of Shanghai to protest mistreatment by detention authorities...
On January 19, 2015, Shanghai petitioner Chen Ruiming ( 陈瑞明 ) was detained by police and was kept in an iron cage for 24 hours while in custody. Chen Ruiming’s wife Li Yufang ( 李玉芳) , also a petitioner, gave the following account of what happened that day. Around 10:00 a.m., she and her husband, in...

Background information on China and the CAT:
China’s review is scheduled for the session beginning November 9. For information on the review process and China’s past reviews, see HRIC’s page on China and the CAT.

NGO Submission Deadline:
NGOs that would like to provide information for the review may make a written submission to the Committee by: October 26, 2015
Submissions should be sent by email to: cat@ohchr.org
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