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Li Wangyang with friend, Daxiang District Hospital, Shaoyang, Hunan Province, July 23, 2011 A relative of blind labor activist Li Wangyang ( 李旺阳) told Human Rights in China (HRIC) that Li was found dead on June 6, hanging by the window in a hospital room where he was being treated for his...
On May 15, 2012, reform advocate Zhang Qi ( 张起 ) was released from the Yuzhou Prison, Chongqing, after serving a four-year term for "inciting subversion of state power.” On May 22, the Kunming Intermediate People’s Court, Yunnan Province, tried Cao Haibo ( 曹海波 ) , another reform advocate, in a...
Blind legal advocate Chen Guangcheng (陈光诚) , his wife Yuan Weijing (袁伟静) , and their two children arrived safely tonight in the United States. They were met at the Newark International Airport by representatives of the U.S. State Department and New York University, as well as China law expert...
An informed source told Human Rights in China (HRIC) that Li Jie’e ( 李洁娥 ) , a resident of Yangji Village, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, jumped to her death on May 9, 2012, after her home was demolished in March this year as part of a land requisition by local authorities. The...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that You Minglei (游明磊) , a bank employee in Nanchang, Jiangxi Province, has been taken into police custody on suspicion of “inciting subversion of state power” after distributing political leaflets. He is being held at Nanchang Municipal No. 2 Detention...
Bao Junsheng (鲍俊生) , organizer of a 2009 protest in front of a courthouse in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, was released on February 22, after completing a three-year sentence on conviction of “gathering a crowd to disturb social order.” He was met by some three dozen friends outside the Leshan...
Rights activist Wang Yi ( 王译 ) , also known as Chen Jianping ( 程建萍 ), was released today from a Henan Reeducation-Through-Labor (RTL) facility where she served one year of RTL as punishment for re-tweeting a sarcastic message in October 2010. Wang said that she is staying at a guesthouse in Henan,...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned from eyewitnesses that on October 30, 2011, 37 rights defenders and netizens who attempted to visit the blind legal advocate Chen Guangcheng ( 陈光诚 ) in Linyi, Shandong Province, were beaten by around 100 unidentified individuals. Many of them were injured,...
Eyewitnesses told Human Rights in China (HRIC) that on Friday, October 21, 2011, a group of defense lawyers and supporting colleagues who are working on a high-profile murder case in Beihai, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, were surrounded by dozens of people outside the Beihai Municipal...
On August 12, 2011, the trial of Wang Lihong (王荔蕻) on the charge of “picking quarrels and provoking troubles” (寻衅滋事) at Beijing’s Chaoyang District People’s Court ended without a verdict. Wang is a well-known and well-respected activist in Beijing who began her rights defense activities after...


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