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On May 28, democracy activists in Guizhou Province held a rally to commemorate June Fourth in the bustling People’s Square, in Guiyang, the provincial capital. Lu reports in the write-up of the event (Chinese only) that it attracted several thousand spectators. Lu said that despite the difficult...
On May 15, 2012, Chongqing dissident and Chinese Pan-Blue Alliance leader Zhang Qi (张起) was released from Yuzhou Prison after having served a four-year sentence. Zhang was detained on May 16, 2008, formally arrested on June 20, 2009, and convicted of “inciting subversion of state power” on July 7,...
On May 15, 2012, Chongqing dissident and Chinese Pan-Blue Alliance leader Zhang Qi (张起) was released from Yuzhou Prison after having served a four-year sentence. Zhang was detained on May 16, 2008, formally arrested on June 20, 2009, and convicted of “inciting subversion of state power” on July 7,...
Qin Yongmin (秦永敏) is one of the co-founders of the China Democracy Party. He has been closely monitored by authorities since his November 2010 release from prison after serving 12 years for subversion of state power. In this notice, Qin writes that he was summoned to speak with Secretary Guan of...
On April 10, 2012, Xicheng District People’s Court of Beijing sentenced Beijing-based disabled rights defender Ni Yulan (倪玉兰) to two years and six months in prison for “picking quarrels and provoking troubles” and six months in prison with a fine of 1,000 yuan ($159) for “fraud.” The court ordered...
On Qingming (Tomb Sweeping Day, April 4, 2012), police in Beijing detained many of the petitioners from Shanghai and other places in China who visited Beijing’s Babaoshan Cemetery to pay their respects at various graves. At another Beijing cemetery, five petitioners were detained when they tried to...
[Forced Eviction Case] In this public statement, Ye Guoqiang detailed his grievances against various authorities resulting from the forcible eviction of the Ye family from their home in Beijing in May 2003 to make way for Olympics-related construction. This eviction of the members from three...
Poem by the wife of the rights defense legal scholar on the 60th day of his disappearance.

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