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In the afternoon of September 14, Lü Gengsong and other democracy activists in Hangzhou were warned by the police that they will not be allowed to leave their homes beginning on September 15. Earlier, 10 Hanzhou citizens, including Zou Wei, submitted an application to the Hangzhou Public Security...
This open call (Chinese only) protests the prosecution of Chen Pingfu (陈平福) and calls for people to add their names in support for his case. Chen is a former teacher who was tried for "inciting subversion of state power" on September 4, 2012. The prosecution's charges were based on articles that...
The Special Prize of AUD$3,000 ($3,068) was awarded to Mr. Dhondup Wangchen, cinematogpher and producer of the documentary film “Leaving Fear Behind,” on September 2 on the occasion of the Tibetan Democracy Day in Dharamsala. Nominated by the Tibetan writer Woeser, Mr. Dhondup is currently serving...
Increasingly concerned that he will be arrested, the Wuhan activist releases a statement , dated July 5, 2012, saying that he will not commit suicide and that he and his wife Wang Xifeng have retained two lawyers. Since May 2012 when Qin and Wang performed their marriage ceremony, the authorities...
Wang Xifeng, wife of Qin Yongmin, refused to go with the police who came to the couple’s home to take her away for questioning. The couple had their marriage ceremony in May, but the authorities have refused to issue them a marriage certificate.
Authorities in Leiyang, Hunan Province, ordered Liang Konglian (梁孔莲), a woman from Guangxi who had given birth to a boy in May 2012, to undergo tubal ligation. On July 26, 2012, Liang had the procedure at the Leiyang Family Planning Service Center, where she died five days later. Police did not...
Following the release of an investigation report by Hunan provincial authorities which confirmed activist Li Wangyang’s (李旺阳) death as suicide, ten lawyers from mainland China and Hong Kong sent an open letter to the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (Chinese only). The lawyers...
Beijing-based disabled rights defender Ni Yulan (倪玉兰) was twice imprisoned for fighting against forced eviction. In April 2012, both she and her husband, Dong Jiqin (董继勤), were convicted of “picking quarrels and provoking troubles.” Ni was also convicted of “fraud” and was sentenced to two years...
Gansu activist and former policeman Li Dawei (李大伟) was sentenced in 2002 to 11-years in prison after being convicted for “inciting subversion of state power.” Li appealed the judgement but was unsuccessful. He was released in April 2012. HRIC has translated into English the second instance (appeal...
[Shang Zhaoshu] Shang, a paraplegic since childhood as a result of a reaction to a vaccine, is a petitioner in Hegang City of Heilongjiang Province. Because of his petitioning activities, he was made to spend a year in Reeducation-Through-Labor and another year in detention. In June 2012, while...

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