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On July 31, lawyers, relatives of targeted lawyers, and other citizens initiated a signature campaign for an appeal to the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the Supreme People’s Procuratorate. The appeal requests that officers from the Ministry of Public Security be investigated and...
At roughly 11:00 p.m. on May 17, 2015, while providing legal services in Nanning, Guangxi, Hunan lawyer Xie Yang was beaten by several unidentified, armed persons. He sustained multiple injuries and his lower leg was fractured. In response to the incident, on May 18 Beijing lawyer Zhang Lei issued...
Lu Xuancheng (路选成) is a resident of Tuole Village, Shiqiao Township, Pan County of Liupanshui City, Guizhou Province. In 2008, the local government demanded that he relocate the tombstone factory he operated in his unoccupied backyard. On August 20, 2009, Gu Yong (顾勇), Party Secretary of Shiqiao...
On Lunar New Year day (February 19, 2015), Zhang Guanghua of Weining County, Guizhou Province left for Beijing to petition. He has been missing since he was forcefully taken back to Weining by Weining “petition interceptors” on March 4. His daughter appeals for the attention of human rights...
Zhang Guanghua, 64, never imagined that when he stopped by a neighbor’s home in an attempt to resolve a conflict that the visit—barely two minutes long—would result in “child molestation” charges and a three-year prison term. Following his release, his efforts in appealing his case and petitioning...
In April 2011, the Yinhai District People's Court in Behai, Guangxi Province, sentenced activist Gao Shifu to two years in prison for “illegal business activity.” Later, the Beihai Municipal Intermediate People’s Court upheld the first-instance verdict. Upon his release from prison, Gao appealed...
In this urgent appeal, lawyer Liu Jinbin ( 刘金滨 ) calls on the All China Lawyers' Association, prosecutorial organs, and other stakeholders to end the police's unlawful coercive summons of lawyer Chang Weiping in Jiaozuo, Henan. The couple, Xu Youchen ( 许有臣 ) and Zhang Xiaoyu ( 张小玉 ) , who are...
蔡瑛律師建三江维权继续 距离21日唐吉田、江天勇、王成和张俊杰律师被拘押已经八天,我现在北京。25日从建三江回到长沙后,司法部门不断通知,首先是试探性询问建三江之事,暗示不要介入,之后开始盘查代理手续是否完善,最后完全暴露丑恶目的,要求我退出代理。在我这里遭到拒绝甚至痛斥后,湖南省司法厅、长沙市司法局强令事务所主任,必须阻止蔡瑛代理建三江案件,要不惜一切手段抢回蔡瑛的代理手续。 黑龙江多位律师为了争取会见权,为了维护法制在绝食在抗争,这里司法部门不仅不出言支持律师维权,竟然要制止律师代理。对这群人我真是无法可说,但我还是决定去北京全国律师协会递交材料,明知道去了也枉然,但必要的程序还是要到位...
Following two open letters in August and September 2012 urging the Communist Party of China (CPC) to address corruption in the judicial system and redress the miscarriage of justice in their individual cases, this group of former police officers have issued three additional open letters [insert...
In a statement on the criminal detention of rights defender Zhao Changqing ( 赵常青 ) and lawyer Ding Jiaxi ( 丁家喜 ) in Beijing, the Alliance of Chinese Citizens for Rights Defense pointed out that such actions by the authorities would only lead to further unrest in an already unstable society, and...
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