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Sichuan rights defender Chen Yunfei was accused of "picking quarrels and provoking troubles," and was tried at Wuhou Court in Chengdu, Sichuan, on December 26, 2016. During the trial, the court forcibly confiscated the computer belonging to Chen’s defense lawyer Liu Zhengqing, claiming that Liu was...
Jin Bianling, wife of detained human rights defense lawyer Jiang Tianyong, has released a statement in response to the December 16 report published by “The Paper,” a state run media outlet, on Jiang’s situation. The report describes the imposition of criminal coercive measures against Jiang, as...
There has been no news regarding Jiang Tianyong’s situation since his disappearance on November 20, 2016; however, the apartment where he once lived in the Changping District of Beijing was broken into and forcibly searched by public security personnel. In addition, the tenants of Jiang Tianyong's...
In the morning of July 21, 2014, after lawyer Chang Weiping ( 常玮平 ) was denied a meeting at the Jiaozuo Detention Center with his clients Xu Youchen ( 许有臣 ) and Zhang Xiaoyu ( 张小玉 ) , who were being held on suspicion of intentional homicide, he went to the Zhongzhan police substantion—which is...
In this article (Chinese only), Shanghainese rights activist Feng Zhenghu (冯正虎) narrates how he sent a letter to CPC Secretary-General and PRC President Xi Jinping (习近平) in December 2012, with a complaint on how he spent 268 days in illegal detention in 2012, and what happened as a result.
[Black Jails]Four Shanghainese petitioners were intercepted by authorities on July 20, 2012 as they attempted to go to Beidaihe District, Hebei Province for a weekend trip. The four were detained and forcibly returned to Shanghai. Li Yufang (李玉芳) writes of two of the petitioners' experiences upon...
[Feng Zhenghu] The noted Shanghai-based rights defender had his home searched again and was summoned by the police for interrogation on suspicion of “deliberately disturbing the social order by other means.” The police took away a computer, the 11th of Feng’s computers confiscated in police...
Noted dissident Qin Yongmin recounts that in the five months since he has been released from prison, Wuhan Police and State Security authorities have used enforcement measures such as summons and searches against him six times. This is also the second time they've searched Qin’s home within two...
Poem by the wife of the rights defense legal scholar on the 60th day of his disappearance.
In a letter to the Beijing Public Security Bureau after Ai Weiwei has been in custody for more than 96 hours, Ai’s wife Lu Qing asks the authorities to follow the law, which requires them to notify the family with official documents of the detainee’s whereabouts and the reason for detention.

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