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Tim Johnson BEIJING - Chinese authorities released a leading pro-democracy activist from prison Thursday and put him aboard a plane to California to placate U.S. criticism of its human rights record... "They are trying to please the United States by doing this," said Nicolas Becquelin, the Hong...
In Beijing, a group representing the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre has renewed the call for an independent inquiry as delegates gather in Beijing for the National People's Congress. China correspondent John Taylor reports that it's an extremely provocative gesture in authoritarian...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that Jiang Meili , the wife of jailed lawyer Zheng Enchong , was arrested once again while on the way to visit her husband in prison.
John Ruwitch ... or has been lured into embracing, the human rights concept and language," Nicolas Becquelin, of the New York-based watchdog Human Rights in China , said in Hong ... Full Article
... farce. "In legal terms, it's an absolute non-event," said Nicholas Becquelin of Human Rights in China , based in Hong Kong. "There ...
... Soon after speaking to AFP her phone lines appeared to have been cut. The New York-based Human Rights in China (HRIC) cited a similar story in a report. ...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that Jiang Meili , the wife of jailed Shanghai lawyer Zheng Enchong , has recently been released from three days’ unlawful detention.
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that Hong Kong resident Shen Ting was detained by Chinese Customs officials for more than two hours at the Lowu border on February 26, after which her Home Return Permit (huixiangzheng) was confiscated without explanation. Shen Ting was preparing to fly from...
Washington,DC,USA UPI China arrested two Christian leaders charging them with "revealing state secrets" because they did research on persecution, Human Rights in China ...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that Beijing authorities have taken suppressive action against more than 200 activists in preparation for the upcoming session of the National People’s Congress.
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Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that house church leaders Liu Fenggang and Xu Yonghai have been formally charged with revealing state secrets.
Open Democracy USA ... On 12 February, Human Rights in China announced that Du’s case had been sent back to the Bureau of Public Security (otherwise known as the police) on the ...
... a widely-circulated internal document on the forced eviction of residents and the destruction of their apartments to the organization "Human Rights in China ...
BEIJING : A high-profile Chinese Internet dissident, who has been in custody for nearly four months, may soon be released, a New York-based rights group said. Hopes for Du Daobin have risen after the public prosecutors returned his case to the police, saying the evidence was insufficient, Human...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that the case of Internet dissident Du Daobin has been referred back to the Public Security Bureau on the grounds of insufficient evidence, raising hopes that Du will soon be released in the same way as the Internet dissident he defended, Liu Di.
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that Jiang Meili, the wife of imprisoned lawyer Zheng Enchong, has written a letter to Chinese leaders Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao appealing for their intervention in Zheng’s prison conditions.
By Sharon Hom and Amy Tai As part of its Incorporating Responsibility 2008 campaign (IR 2008), HRIC participates in international conferences to ensure that human rights are at the core of decision-making processes. HRIC monitors China’s impact in these multilateral fora as well as the impact of...
No matter how sophisticated its technology there is no way the government can fully control the internet, according to Liu Qing, a prominent dissident who left China after his release from jail in 1992, and who is now chairman of the US-based Human Rights in China . Full Article
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has received an appeal for help from relatives of Falungong members Zhang Jun and her 20-year old daughter Li Chiyue, who have been on a hunger strike for over 8 days and may be in critical condition. Zhang and Li are being denied access to their lawyer in violation of...
BILL SAVADOVE in Shanghai "...The New York-based Human Rights in China yesterday published the "open letter" to the government..." Full Article
Sami Sillanpää Only now, for the first time since Tiananmen, the activists who have been driven out of their homes have formed a network that connects various cities. "They are more organised. They are more active. And they take more risks", observes Nicholas Becquelin, who heads the Hong Kong...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that Liu Feiyue, a teacher from Suizhou city in Hubei province, has drafted and circulated an open letter to the Chinese government demanding that it assume responsibility for safeguarding the health and lives of the Chinese people and calling for reform of...
Sang Jiancheng distributed dissidents’ letter to Party Congress A Shanghai court has handed down a three-year jail term to dissident Sang Jiancheng for “subverting state power,” RFA’s Mandarin service reports. The Shanghai Intermediate People’s Court sentenced Sang on Jan. 6. He was arrested...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned from sources in China that on January 6, Shanghai-based political activist Sang Jiancheng was sentenced by the Shanghai Intermediate People’s Court to three years in prison on charges of incitement to subvert state power. Local activists such as Li Guotao...
A laid-off factory worker who was convicted of subversion after leading a protest last year in China's industrial northeast has been refused parole on medical grounds despite being in "alarming physical condition," a human rights group said Saturday. "Family members recently visited the two men...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that prison officials have refused a request by the families of jailed Liaoyang labor activists Yao Fuxin and Xiao Yunliang to grant Yao and Xiao medical parole for severe health problems.
... organizations. He had allegedly faxed a copy of state secrets to Human Rights in China (HRIC) based in New York on May 28. Zheng ... Full Article
... But critics like Nicholas Becquelin from Human Rights in China said the government's developmental approach was accelerating the wealth disparity between the ... Full Article
BEIJING (AFP) - Two groups listed by China as "terrorist" organisations denounced the move Tuesday as a politically motivated act unfairly targeting Muslims, while human rights activists said peaceful dissenters were being scapegoated. China's list appears to be an attempt to sway public opinion...
Correspondents in Beijing "...China has imprisoned dozens of people, sometimes condemning them to lengthy prison sentences, for expressing their opinions on the internet. Ouyang , a former elementary school teacher, was arrested in December 2002 after allegedly posting an essay on the internet in...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that the Shanghai Supreme People’s Court will deliver its ruling in the appeal of lawyer Zheng Enchong on December 18 at 10:00 a.m. According to sources in China, the court informed Zheng’s wife, Jiang Meili , through his lawyers that three family members...
StoneLion Suppression was also visible in the exclusion of certain NGOs from the summit because their focus on human rights might embarrass the governments that trample them. For instance, the summit refused to accredit Human Rights In China , a group that criticizes the Chinese government for (...
By Philip P. Pan BEIJING, Nov. 30 -- China released three Internet essayists who were detained a year ago for criticizing the government, including a college student in Beijing whose arrest on subversion charges had attracted international attention, a human rights group based in Hong Kong reported...
... Says Xiao Qiang, the former executive director of New York-based Human Rights in China, which lobbied hard for Gao's release: "It's time Americans realized ... Full Article
BEIJING (AP) -- A former Chinese schoolteacher who appealed on the Internet for free labor unions and other political reforms was sentenced Monday to two years in prison on subversion charges, a human rights organization said. Full Article
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that there will be no public court hearing for the appeal of Shanghai lawyer Zheng Enchong . Observers in China believe the lack of public access is an attempt by Chinese authorities to diffuse growing public support for Zheng, who on October 28 was...
Iris Tsang Jiang Meili, wife of the jailed lawyer Zheng Enchong, has a deep and bitter understanding of this failure. Zheng was recently sentenced to three years in prison for "disclosure of state secrets". What he actually did was to help a number of Shanghai residents defend themselves against a...
(New York, November 25, 2003) -- A new study of Internet use and its impact in China fails to address the Chinese government’s ongoing campaign against web users who express views Beijing doesn’t like, Human Rights in China said today.
... But a New York-based group, Human Rights in China , says Shanghai officials have used beatings and psychological pressure against protesters. ... Full Article
David J. Lynch .... New York-based group, Human Rights in China , says Shanghai officials have used beatings and psychological pressure against protesters. The group says 85 Shanghai residents who went to Beijing on Sept. 30 to protest relocation policies were arrested and returned to detention in...
Leading Chinese democracy activist He Depu was sentenced to eight years in jail yesterday in a hearing marked by his defiant remarks against the state, his wife said. The sentencing hearing lasted only five minutes, with the Beijing Intermediate Court reading out the eight-year prison term as He...
... any forum, any association which is not formally approved by the government is technically illegal in China," says Nicholas Becquelin from Human Rights in China ... Full Article
... made. However, the Human Rights in China organisation says officials are attempting to cover up the seriousness of the incident. ... Full Article
... on trial in Beijing. The New York-based Human Rights in China group says Jiang Lijun was arrested a year ago. The group's Nicolas ... To view full article, please visit: http://www.iwar.org.uk/news-archive/2003/11-04-2 .
On October 28 the Shanghai Second Intermediate People’s Court sentenced lawyer Zheng Enchong to three years in prison on charges of “illegally providing state secrets to entities outside of China.” The news media have reported that the judgment mentioned Human Rights in China (HRIC).
During the first trial, Xu, a former editor at Beijing's Consumer Daily, said he had been tortured while in detention, according to Human Rights in China , a New York-based rights group. Full Article
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that Internet activist Jiang Lijun will be tried on November 4 on charges of “incitement to subvert state power.” According to HRIC’s sources, Jiang Lijun will be tried in a closed court session at the Beijing Intermediate Court. Jiang was detained on...
A Beijing court will hear the appeal case of four young Internet dissidents on Monday and decide if they deserve up to 10 years in jail for posting their views on social issues online, a Hong Kong-based rights group said on Friday. ...During the trial, Mr Xu, a former editor at Beijing’s Consumer...
SHANGHAI, (AFP) - A Chinese court has convicted eight people accused of seeking to establish a labour union of incitement to subvert state power, according to a human rights group. Li Jiangfen was handed a 16-year jail term, while Li Chan received the lightest sentence -- two years imprisonment,...
... in Xi'an, capital of the northwestern Shaanxi province, heard charges of "incitement to subvert state power" against Yan Jun on Oct 24, Human Rights in China ... Full Article
Elaine Kurtenbach SHANGHAI, China - A court in southeastern China has sentenced a former judicial official to 16 years in prison on charges of incitement to subvert state power, a human rights group said Thursday. Li Jianfeng, a former court official in the city of Ningde in Fujian province, and...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that Hong Kong resident Shen Ting , who has been involved in protests by Shanghai residents displaced by redevelopment schemes, has sent out an emergency appeal for assistance from the Hong Kong government. HRIC has obtained a copy of Shen Ting’s letter,...
Joseph Kahn Rights groups say that Hu, who took over the top leadership post nearly a year ago, has shown no signs of easing repression of political activists. But some experts say Hu may be eager to dampen Bush administration criticism that China's human rights situation has deteriorated during...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that Li Jianfeng and seven others will go on trial in the Intermediate People’s Court in Sanming City, Fujian Province, on October 30 on charges of incitement to subvert state power. At the same time, Li Jianfeng has with his co-defendants accused the Public...
Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - China freed a veteran dissident on Tuesday two days ahead of a summit with European Union leaders in an apparent attempt to dampen criticism of a human rights record activists have described as abysmal. The release of Kang Yuchun came on the heels of China...
A Chinese court is scheduled to hand down a verdict Tuesday on a prominent activist Shanghai lawyer accused of passing state secrets to foreigners, his wife and lawyer said. The trial of Zheng Enchong , a disbarred attorney who has helped residents bring more than 500 cases to court in disputes...
ABC Radio Australia A leading Chinese dissident who spent more than a decade in prison is reportedly set to be released before completing his full sentence. Human Rights in China says 38-year-old Kang Yuchun , is to be freed more than five years before the end of his original 17-year sentence in...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned of the secret arraignment of Shaanxi-based Internet activist Yan Jun on charges of “incitement to subvert state power.” According to sources in China, Yan was charged with subversion in closed proceedings at the Intermediate People’s Court in Xi’an at 9:30...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that Kang Yuchun will be released from prison on October 28, more than five years before his original anticipated release date of May 28, 2009.
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that the Shanghai Intermediate People’s Court will hand down its verdict on the trial of lawyer Zheng Enchong on October 28. Zheng Enchong went on trial on August 28 on charges of “illegally providing state secrets to entities outside of China.” According to...
BEIJING, Oct. 23 — An activist linked to an unsanctioned Christian church and its imprisoned leader has been charged with subverting state power nearly a month after police detained him central China, a human rights organization reported Thursday. Xiao Biguang's arrest in Henan province last month...
Marco Cappato MEP Sir, The United Nations is debating ways of promoting new technologies through the World Summit on the Information Society. The initial part of this exercise has been characterised by some worrying decisions. These include the total lack of any reference to freedom of expression...
Christopher Bodeen BEIJING -- An activist for China's unofficial Christian church has been detained after investigating the destruction of churches by authorities in eastern China, human rights groups say. Liu Fenggang, 43, was detained on Oct. 13 in the city of Hangzhou while visiting with leaders...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned from sources in China that more than ten people involved in repeated protests against Shanghai’s redevelopment and relocation scheme will soon be sentenced to Reeducation Through Labor (RTL) on charges of “illegal assembly.”
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that Beijing-based religious activist Liu Fenggang was detained in Hangzhou on October 13, 2003 on accusations of “revealing state secrets,” while his residence in Beijing was searched by public security officials. Liu Fenggang is a religious activist who...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that Chinese officials are employing abusive tactics against a large group of people involved in protests against urban redevelopment programs in Shanghai. Around 85 protesters were arrested on September 30 while visiting Beijing for purposes of petitioning...
Legal proceedings against cyber-dissident Ouyang Yi, accused of attempting to subvert the power of the state, will be held on October 12 in the south-western city of Chengdu, according to a human rights organisation. In July 2002, Ouyang, 35, created an Internet site in which he advocated a gradual...
SOCIAL UNREST: Some of the 85 people arrested for protesting against a land clearance project in Shanghai have begun a hunger strike to highlight their plight A group of Chinese protesters recently detained over their involvement in an ongoing property row have gone on a hunger strike to protest...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that Chinese authorities have carried out a wide-scale crackdown on dissidents during the political sensitive period surrounding China’s national day. HRIC has learned of the following actions against dissidents:
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that petitioners from Shanghai rounded up in a massive police raid in Beijing on September 30 have begun a hunger strike to protest abusive treatment in detention.
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that in the early hours of September 30 Public Security officials carried out a large-scale roundup of at least 85 people in Beijing. According to HRIC’s sources, many of those arrested were people who had come from Shanghai to petition the authorities on...
Kanti Kumar, ed. Human Rights in China (HRIC), the only organisation devoted exclusively to human rights issues in China, has been denied accreditation to the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) scheduled for Geneva in December. HRIC feels rejection of its application to attend WSIS...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that the Chinese government has continued its crackdown on free expression on the Internet with the arrest of Internet activist Li Zhi . According to sources in China, on September 3 Sichuan Province State Security Police formally arrested Li Zhi on charges...
HRIC notes with sadness the death of board member Arthur C. Helton. Mr. Helton, the director of peace and conflict studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and senior fellow for refugee studies and preventative action, was killed in August 2003 by a bomb blast at the United Nations headquarters...

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