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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”...
From Vice News, “ China Adopts First Anti-Domestic Violence Law ” "While a step in the right direction, the new law lacks a comprehensive definition of domestic violence that is aligned with international approaches and is not fully responsive to domestic concerns raised by women's rights activists...
From Deutsche Presse-Agentur, “ Detained Chinese feminists in dangerously poor health, lawyers warn ” New York-based activist group Human Rights in China said that Wang has been transferred to the medical facility at the No. 2 Detention Center in Beijing. Wang said her medicine was taken away...
From The Guardian, “ China rejects international pleas to release five feminists from jail ”: The US-based group Human Rights in China said another activist, Wang Man, was also in the medical centre after developing a heart condition following hours of interrogation. See HRIC press work on...
On November 20, 2015, lawyer Wu Kuiming met with Guangdong rights defender Su Changlan in the Nanhai Detention Center. Lawyer Wu learned that Su was indicted on November 13, and that she is in very poor health and has not been provided proper medical treatment for her illnesses while in detention...
In this statement, Lawyer Wang Yu of the Beijing Feng Rui Law Firm rebuts the accusations made against her in a recent article by an anonymous author. Entitled “Female lawyer refuses to serve time after being convicted of hitting a person and causing hearing loss,” the article was published and...
After being detained for 37 days, women’s rights activist Li Tingting was released on bail on April 13. She wrote a request to the Haidian Public Security Bureau to return her personal items as soon as possible, especially her Xiaomi Mi Band. Why is it so important to her? In this essay, Li...
After 37 days of detention, Wang Man ( 王曼 ) , Wei Tingting ( 韦婷婷 ) and Zheng Churan ( 郑楚然 ) , Li Tingting ( 李婷婷 ) , and Wu Rongrong ( 武嶸嶸 ) were released in a procedural step known as “release on guarantee pending further investigation,” or, qubao houshen ( 取保候审). Unfortunately, instead of a full...
In this account, the authors tell the story of Wu Muqin—a Guangdong peasant who was abandoned by her husband when she was seriously ill—became disabled after being beaten by her ex-husband’s cousin. The police did not respond when she reported the assault. Unable to walk, she resorted to...
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