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This week, Chinese authorities put on trial and convicted one rights lawyer and three activists on charges of “subversion of state power”: Zhai Yanmin ( 翟岩民) , a law firm employee; Hu Shigen ( 胡石根) , a democracy and religious freedom activist; Zhou Shifeng (周世锋 ) , a lawyer and law firm director;...
The honorable Tianjin No. 2 Intermediate People’s Court: Over the past few days, I’ve seen news about the trials of the “709” cases, and was really shocked. In the verdicts released on three consecutive days, I saw a name I had not seen for a long time, that of Li Heping, my husband. I’m filled...
In late March 2016, Zhang Leilei, administrator of the Sina Weibo feminist account, “Feminist Activist Pie is More Delicious” (女权行动派更好吃) found that the account had been shut down for “publishing harmful messages and engaging in other rule-violating behavior.” [The Chinese character for “faction”...
In this statements, eight family members of lawyers detained in the “709” crackdown express strong concern about Wang Yu being threatened and pressured into doing a video “interview ” in which she criticized her former colleague, Zhou Shifeng, as not being a “proper” lawyer. The statement also...
Lawyer and activist Tang Jingling issued the below statement about his plan to go on a one-day hunger strike, on May 16, 2016, in solidarity with the imprisoned Guo Feixiong and detained Yu Shiwen —both also on hunger strike to protest mistreatment. May 16 marks the two-year anniversary since Tang...
Ai Xiaoming , retired professor of Sun Yat-sen University and scholar of women's and public issues, went on a voluntary hunger strike for 24 hours to urge for the humane treatment of Guo Feixiong in detention, and also to support Yu Shiwen’s calls for justice, who was her Sun Yat-sen classmate. She...
Tan Zuoren, well-known environmental and human rights activist, was among the first participants of the “Save Guo Feixiong Hunger Strike Relay.” In this statement, Tan explains that a decade ago, when Guo was on hunger strike in prison, members of the Chengdu Study Group organized a hunger strike...
You Minglei is the husband of Zhao Wei. The content of this message is from Weiquan Wang. Statement from You Minglei: I received news tonight that Mr. Ren Quanniu, the lawyer I appointed to represent Zhao Wei, was criminally detained on July 8 by public security authorities in Zhengzhou for “...
Today, outside the entrance of the No. 2 branch of the Tianjin People’s Procuratorate, the wives of a number of lawyers who were arrested and disappeared in the “709 crackdown” nearly a year ago, used a “bucket show” to protest the authorities’ trampling on the law and express support for their...
Eighty-two lawyers from 18 provinces and municipalities jointly issued a public complaint about the detention of the wives of four individuals who have been in custody since the “709” crackdown on rights defense lawyers of July 2015, along with four lawyers who took a group photo with the wives...

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