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Three witnesses scheduled to testify at the trial of rights defender Zhang Lin ( 张林 ) were held by police at different guesthouses and were prevented from going to the trial, according to Zhang’s mother, Mrs. Duan RuiHua (段瑞华) . The three witnesses were Li Wenge ( 李文革 ) , Qian Jin ( 钱进 ) , and Wang...
In a statement that cites Chinese laws and United Nations standards, a group of 132 lawyers and legal professionals call on central government authorities to stop abuses of lawyers committed by local authorities. In a joint statement, the Chinese Human Rights Lawyers group outlines the following...
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Ministry of Justice
Ministry of Public Security
National People’s Congress
Supreme People's Procuratorate
  • Liu Ping
The trial of three asset transparency advocates— Liu Ping ( 刘萍) , Wei Zhongping ( 魏忠平) , and Li Sihua ( 李思华) —concluded today at Yushui District People’s Court in Xinyu, Jiangxi Province. The court did not issue a ruling. All three were tried for “illegal assembly”; Liu and Wei were charged with...
Rights defender Zhou Li ( 周莉) told Human Rights in China that she was taken into custody early morning December 3 from outside the Yushui District People’s Court in Xinyu, Jiangxi Province. Zhou, based in Beijing, had gone to the court to show her support for Liu Ping ( 刘萍 ) , Wei Zhongping ( 魏忠平...
The trial of Liu Ping ( 刘萍) , Wei Zhongping ( 魏忠平) , and Li Sihua ( 李思华) resumed today at the Yushui District People’s Court in Xinyu, Jiangxi Province. It is scheduled to continue tomorrow. HRIC has compiled and translated the following Weibo postings by the defendants’ supporters and lawyers, and...
In a public statement, 132 lawyers, including many of the most active in rights defense in China, protest what they called the “barbaric manhandling” of lawyer Zhang Jun (张军) on November 27 by personnel at a local court in Wuhan, Hubei Province. Zhang went to the court to file a case and refused to...
Just days before the Communist Party of China’s 18th National Congress, at least four Shanghai petitioners have been ordered to serve Reeducation-Through-Labor (RTL) for “disturbing social order.” Sources told Human Rights in China (HRIC) that the petitioners, initially detained in late September,...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that at least four rights defenders in Shanghai were detained in late September: Mao Hengfeng (毛恒凤) , Cui Fufang (崔福芳) , Wang Kouma (王扣玛) , and Tong Guojing (童国菁) . Three of them have been charged with “gathering a crowd to disturb public order” or “...
Kong Qiuhua ( 孔秋华 ) , wife of Yang Yunbiao ( 杨云彪 ) , a land rights defender from Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, told Human Rights in China (HRIC) that her husband was released on April 23, 2012, five months ahead of the scheduled release date (September 23, 2012). Yan was sentenced to three years in...
On the September 4, Chen Pingfu (陈平福) , a former math and science teacher, was tried in a court in Lanzhou, Gansu Province for “inciting subversion of state power.” The court did not issue a verdict.

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