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HRIC has resigned from the Global Network Initiative (GNI), the multi-stakeholder group founded in 2008 to advance freedom of expression and privacy in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector. As a founding member and former board member of the GNI, HRIC has actively contributed...
Activist Chen Qitang (also known as Tian Li), from Foshan, Guangdong Province, was convicted of “subversion of state power” on March 31, 2017 and sentenced to four-and-a-half years’ imprisonment. On the final date of the appeal period (April 10, 2017), his lawyer, Li Fangping, met him at the Nanhai...
On February 10, 2017, rights defender Wang Fang’s case was heard by the Wuchang District Court, in the city of Wuhan. In a defense statement, Wang’s defense lawyer, Liu Zhengqing, maintained his client’s innocence. Liu said the charge against Wang of “picking quarrels and provoking troubles” has no...
On June 16, 2016, Lam Wing-kee, one of the five Causeway Bay booksellers who went missing last fall and later turned up in mainland custody, spoke out publicly and exposed his traumatic eight-month detention by a “Central Special Unit” (中央专案组). During this time, Lam said he was interrogated nearly...
From Hong Kong Free Press, “ ’Poor substitute for justice’ says NGO as Chinese journalist granted medical parole ”: “Allowing Gao to serve a reduced sentence outside prison, though a relief for her, does not take away the glaring fact that her prosecution was a politicised use of the law to punish...
From Aljazeera, “ China reduces Gao Yu’s sentence to 5 years from 7 ”: “Allowing Gao to serve a reduced sentence outside prison, though a relief for her, does not take away the glaring fact that her prosecution was a politicized use of the law to punish speech,” said Sharon Hom, director of...
Yu Shaolei, former Southern Metropolis Daily editor, explains in a weibo post the reason for his resignation: he can’t take the Party’s surname, and his knees can’t take it anymore. Yu Shaolei’s weibo post: [Translation by Human Rights in China] This spring, let’s just break it off, clean. I’m old...
From 世界之声, “ 师涛抗议六四26周年期间微信屏蔽其朋友圈 ” 曾因所谓非法泄密罪而坐牢10年的前大陆记者师涛,透过 中国人权 发表声明,抗议在六四26周年之际,中国当局进一步加强对网络的控制,包括对其微信朋友圈进行定点屏蔽。 See HRIC press work on Freedom of Expression
From 世界之声, “ 师涛抗议六四26周年期间微信屏蔽其朋友圈 ” 曾因所谓非法泄密罪而坐牢10年的前大陆记者师涛,透过 中国人权 发表声明,抗议在六四26周年之际,中国当局进一步加强对网络的控制,包括对其微信朋友圈进行定点屏蔽。 See HRIC press work on Freedom of Expression
From Al Jazeera, “ China added to list of 10 most censored countries ” Gao Wenqian, a policy adviser with the international advocacy group Human Rights in China, explained that any formidable change would have come from within China. “The person who ties a knot is the only person who can untie that...

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