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Jiang Tianyong’s wife is shocked to hear her husbad’s statement dismissing his two defense lawyers, and does not believe that this is Jiang’s true wish. She presumes that Jiang Tianyong’s statement—signed on the day when his six-months of residential surveillance expired—was the product of torture...
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On May 8, Xie Yang, a human rights lawyer detained during the 709 Crackdown and charged with “inciting subversion of state power” and “disrupting court order,” was tried in a so-called open first instance trial at Changsha Intermediate People's Court. In court, Xie admitted to his alleged crimes,...
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“709”案被捕律师谢阳、李和平、李春富及维权人士吴淦等人在被羁押期间遭受殴打、被强迫服用不明药物、剥夺睡眠、被滥用戒具等严重侵犯基本人权的情形相继曝光,就此,80多位中国律师和维权人士致信全国人大常委会,要求依照宪法的规定立即成立特别问题调查委员会,就“709”系列案件存在的酷刑问题以及其他违法犯罪问题进行独立调查,并向全国人民公开调查结论,及依法追究相关违法或犯罪人员的法律责任。该信开放签名,联署邮箱: 871210035@qq.com 。 关于要求成立特别调查委员会查明“ 709”系列案件办理过程中有关酷刑问题的建议 全国人民代表大会常务委员会: 自2015年7月9日以来,...
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After the international community strongly condemned the alleged torture of attorney Xie Yang who was detained in the 709 Crackdown, the Chinese official media CCTV attempted a rebuttal. On March 2, 2017, CCTV reported that a thorough investigation had been conducted, which, drawing on various...
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 March 31, 2017, renowned Sichuan dissident and activist Chen Yunfei was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment by Chengdu Wuhou District Court on the charge of “picking quarrels and provoking troubles.” As he listened to the judgment, Chen gestured the “peace” sign with both hands, and said he...
On the morning of April 6, after the verdict was announced on March 31 in her trial, Su Changlan was finally permitted to meet with her lawyer for the first time. Su told her lawyer that although she had predicted the verdict, after it was announced she felt angry and upset. Moreover, she believes...
Beijing human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong has been detained since November 21, 2016, and has been denied meetings with lawyers and family. It was reported that he accepted an interview with the Global Times . Jiang’s defense lawyers Chen Jinxue and Tan Chenshou released a statement pointing out...
Liu Zhengqing, defense lawyer for human rights lawyer Xie Yang who was arrested in the “709” Crackdown, went to Changsha No. 2 Detention Centre to apply to meet with Xie. He was told that he “would receive a reply within 48 hours.” After the 48 hours had passed, not only was there no meeting...
Prosecutor Yang Zhongping from the Hunan Provincial People’s Procuratorate stated, in a China Central Television (CCTV) report entitled “Investigation into the Truth of Xie Yang’s ‘Torture,’” that western media reports of the alleged torture of lawyer Xie were not based in facts. CCTV also...

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