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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...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has been denied accreditation to the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) scheduled for Geneva in December. The failure to include HRIC in the upcoming WSIS raises serious concerns about the transparency and legitimacy of this multilateral process and any...
Wednesday, September 10, 2003 3:30-5:30PM Hotel Sierra, Cancun Room 4 Convened by: Human Rights in China (HRIC) and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that Shanghai lawyer Zheng Enchong was tried behind closed doors on August 28 on charges of “illegally providing state secrets to entities outside of China.” More than three hundred people to whom Zheng Enchong had been providing legal advice gathered to...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that Shanghai lawyer Zheng Enchong will be tried in secret on August 28 on charges of “illegally providing state secrets to entities outside of China.” Sources in China say Zheng’s case will be heard before the Shanghai Second Intermediate People’s Court...
David W. Chen BEIJING, Aug. 18 — For almost two decades, Chinese citizens have been defined, judged and, in some cases, constrained by their all-purpose national identification card, a laminated document the size of a driver's license. But starting next year, they will face something new and...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that a formal public prosecution has commenced against Shanghai lawyer Zheng Enchong on charges of illegally obtaining state secrets. Zheng Enchong was originally detained on June 6 after assisting displaced families in more than 500 cases relating to...
Andrew Batson BEIJING -- China is about to embark on the world's biggest experiment in the use of electronic identification cards, which next year will begin to replace the paper national ID cards carried by 960 million Chinese citizens. The core of the new ID cards is an embedded microchip storing...
by Andrew Batson BEIJING -- China is about to embark on the world's biggest experiment in the use of electronic identification cards, which starting next year will begin replacing the paper-based national ID cards now carried by 960 million Chinese citizens.
A veteran dissident imprisoned for six months for taking part in the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests and who recently wrote to the nation's leaders demanding democracy has been jailed for five years, a rights group reported yesterday. The Xian Intermediate People's Court convicted Zhao Changqing ,...
BEIJING (Reuters) - China has jailed for five years a veteran dissident who served time after the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests and recently wrote to Beijing's communist leaders demanding democracy, a rights group said on Tuesday. Zhao Changqing's sentencing came as a U.S.-based Chinese scholar...
A United States-based human rights group says that a political dissident in China has been jailed for five years on subversion charges. The New York-based group Human Rights in China says the man, Zhao Changqing , was arrested last November among about 200 political activists who signed an open...
For Immediate Release Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that on August 4 the Xi’an Intermediate People’s Court sentenced dissident Zhao Changqing to five years in prison following a secret trial on July 10. Zhao had been charged with inciting subversion of state power on June 25 following...
For Immediate Release July 30, 2003 Human Rights in China (HRIC) has received a copy of an open letter sent to Chinese president Hu Jintao and premier Wen Jiabao by Jiang Meili , the wife of detained lawyer Zheng Enchong .
Hide-and-Seek (你藏我找) Yang Jianli (杨建利) (Written in Prison) You hide, I’ll seek. One, two, three . . . let’s go! Two pillows stuff the counterpane (but under the bed the crossed-up feet). Still: I can’t find you, I can’t find you! I’ll hide, you seek. One, two, three . . . let’s go! Crouch in the...
The Sars crisis in China has provided intriguing evidence on how the use of modern communications - particularly the internet and mobile technology - can be used to break down the walls of official secrecy. When China sought to conceal the spread of the virus, millions of Chinese turned to their...
For Immediate Release Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that more than 1,000 people plan a public protest in Beijing on the morning of July 17 to voice their concerns about perceived threats to their livelihoods.
Our support to your fight against the legislation of Article 23 of Basic Law July 10, 2003
For Immediate Release Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that officials have refused to issue a household registration certificate (hukou) to the young daughter of Beijing-based Christian activist Hua Huiqi , resulting in her being deprived of the right to attend school.
For Immediate Release Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that Xi’an-based dissident Zhao Changqing was formally charged with inciting subversion of state power on June 25. Zhao’s lawyer, Dou Peixin, was notified of the charge on June 26. The trial, scheduled for early July, is expected to be...
For Immediate Release Human Rights in China (HRIC) has received a copy of an open letter written by a Hong Kong resident, Shen Ting (Sum Ting) calling for China’s central government to intervene in the ongoing Shanghai redevelopment scandal.
For Immediate Release Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that appeal proceedings for Liaoyang labor activists Yao Fuxin and Xiao Yunliang will commence on June 27. However, lawyers and family members of the defendants were not notified in advance, and officials have warned fellow activists...
BEIJING, June 21 (AFP) - China has formally arrested a high-profile Shanghai property lawyer who was detained earlier this month accused of stealing state secrets, his wife said Saturday. Zheng Enchong , who has helped residents bring more than 500 cases to court in disputes over redevelopment...
For Immediate Release Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that on June 18 Shanghai authorities formally arrested Zheng Enchong , a lawyer who has been assisting residents fighting redevelopment of their neighborhoods. Zheng was originally detained on June 6 on accusations of stealing state...
BEIJING (AP) -- Eight members of an underground Christian church in China's southwest have been charged with violating anti-cult laws, police confirmed Thursday. The human rights group that announced the arrests said they were part of a crackdown on unauthorized worship.
BEIJING (Reuters) - Police in southwestern China have arrested eight members of an underground Christian church on charges of spreading "feudalistic superstition," the local religious administration said on Thursday. The eight -- all members of a unregistered church in a village in Yunnan province'...
For Immediate Release Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that 12 members of an unauthorized house church in Yunnan Province have been arrested, with eight members facing imprisonment. According to sources in China, the arrested persons, including Wang Qiyou , Huang Yuting , Huang Changshou ,...
Erik Eckholm BEIJING, June 11 — The jailed leader of an evangelical Christian sect has severe health problems as a result of beatings and mistreatment in prison, according to his relatives and supporters. Pastor Gong Shengliang , head of the outlawed South China Church, is suffering from internal...
For immediate release Friends and relatives of Christian dissident Gong Shengliang have appealed for help from the international community on reports that Gong is near death as a result of abusive treatment in prison.
For Immediate Release Human Rights in China (HRIC) has received a copy of an open letter protesting the blocking of a Chinese Web site during the politically sensitive period around the June 4 anniversary.
For Immediate Release Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that under the tense political atmosphere of the June 4 anniversary authorities are taking repressive measures against people protesting urban clearances in Shanghai.
One of four Chinese internet dissidents jailed last week on subversion charges is refusing all food, a New York-based human rights group has said. Xu Wei , a 28-year-old journalist for Beijing's Consumer daily, has been on hunger strike since he was sentenced on 28 May, Human Rights in China said...
Xu Wei , one of four young Chinese Internet dissidents sentenced to lengthy jail terms in Beijing last week, was on a hunger strike, a New York-based lobby group said on Monday. Citing sources close to Mr Xu, Human Rights in China said the dissident had refused all food since he was sentenced on...
Doug Young HONG KONG (Reuters) - They marched together, fasted together and kept vigil beneath a makeshift Goddess of Democracy in Tiananmen Square before their drive to bring new freedoms to China was crushed beneath the army's tank treads. Fast forward 14 years. The leaders of the 1989 Beijing...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that Xu Wei , an Internet activist sentenced last week to 10 years in prison, has gone on hunger strike to protest ill treatment in custody.
For Immediate Release Displaced residents of a redevelopment project in Shanghai have commenced a lawsuit alleging collusion between the developer and government officials. Sources told Human Rights in China (HRIC) that residents waiting outside of the courtroom were kept under close surveillance...
Four Chinese internet writers have been sentenced to long prison terms for subversion. The Beijing Intermediate People's Court sentenced geologist Jin Haike , 27, and Xu Wei , a 28-year-old journalist for Beijing's Consumer Daily, to 10 years each in prison. Yang Zili , a 31-year-old computer...
BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese court has jailed four Internet activists for up to 10 years on subversion charges after 20 months in legal limbo, a human rights group said on Thursday. The Beijing Intermediate People's Court sentenced geologist Jin Haike , 27, and Xu Wei , 28, a journalist for...
BEIJING (AFP) - China has sentenced four young Internet dissidents to lengthy jail terms in what critics say is an intensified crackdown carried out while world attention is focused on the SARS epidemic. Beijing's No. 1 Intermediate People's Court handed down prison terms of up to 10 years to the...
Elaine Kurtenbach BEIJING - China spurned an appeal Thursday by families of people killed during the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protest for reassessment of the military crackdown, saying stability remains the country's top priority. Each anniversary of the June 4, 1989, military assault...
BEIJING - Four Chinese intellectuals accused of criticizing the government on the Internet and setting up a democracy study group have been sentenced to up to ten years in prison for subversion, a human rights group reported. The Beijing Intermediate Court delivered the sentences at a hearing...
Correction: In 2003, HRIC erroneously reported that Jin Haike, Xu Wei, Yang Zili and Zhang Honghai were charged with “inciting subversion of state power.” The actual charge was “subversion of state power.” The correction has been made in this press release. Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned...
SHANGHAI (AFP) - Chinese police have detained more than 150 people protesting against Shanghai's urban redevelopment projects, a human rights group said. Shanghai residents heading to petition authorities in Beijing over forcible clearance and redevelopment of neighborhoods in China's largest city...
For Immediate Release Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned of the arrest of a group of more than 150 people attempting to petition central authorities in Beijing over clearance and redevelopment of their Shanghai neighborhoods.
For Immediate Release Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that a Chinese intellectual, Li Weiping , has brought a lawsuit against China’s State Council demanding repeal of the revised Regulations on Publication Management.
SHANGHAI (AFP) - Shanghai police have detained 132 people protesting against the city's massive urban clearance projects, a human rights group said. They were rounded up after they gathered outside the Shanghai municipal government offices Thursday, the US-based Human Rights in China (HRIC) said...
For Immediate Release Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that under tight restrictions to prevent the spread of the SARS epidemic Shanghai authorities have detained 132 protesters from households affected by urban clearance. The protest, which began at 12:30 in the afternoon on May 1 at the...
NEW YORK (AFP) - Chinese police detained labour activists in the northeastern city of Liaoyang over the weekend and warned them against meeting with visiting US diplomats and journalists, Human Rights in China said. Citing unidentified sources, the New York-based rights group said labour leaders...
For Immediate Release Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned from a number of sources in China that several labor activists in the northeastern city of Liaoyang were detained by police over the weekend and warned to have no contact with a contingent of American diplomats and foreign reporters due...
Chinese police have arrested three people who were planning to petition authorities in Beijing for breach of property rights, a human rights group said Friday. Representatives of 300 households affected by Shanghai's massive urban clearance projects were detained at a Shanghai railway station on...
For Immediate Release Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that representatives of households affected by urban clearance in Shanghai have been arrested during an attempt to petition officials in Beijing.
Convened by FIDH and the International Fellowship of Reconciliation Palais des Nations, Room XXIV Monday, March 31, 2003 1:00-3:00 PM Statement by Liu Qing , President of Human Rights in China
For Immediate Release Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned of the formal arrest of Jiang Lijun , an Internet activist who disappeared in November. According to HRIC’s sources, Jiang is currently being detained in Qincheng Prison.
For Immediate Release Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that labor activist Xiao Yunliang is suffering deteriorating health in custody and has begun spitting blood. Xiao’s family and fellow activists have petitioned authorities on his behalf, but so far without effect.
Charles Hutzler via WTN: BEIJING -- China's new top cop is applying a fresh formula to controlling unrest and dissent in China -- showing how the government is moving beyond the raw display of power of its 1989 crackdown in Tiananmen Square as it faces swelling social unrest uncorked by sweeping...
For Immediate Release March 13, 2003 Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that a group of 45 people protesting redevelopment of their Shanghai neighborhood were prevented from petitioning Beijing authorities with their grievance.
Security operations in China have been stepped up as the annual National People's Congress continues in Beijing. Activist Liu Xiaobo has been put under house arrest to prevent him from delivering an open letter to the congress meeting, protesting against the detention of a student internet activist...
A human rights group says the daughters of two imprisoned Chinese labour activists have been detained after trying to meet their parents' lawyer in Beijing. Citing reliable sources, the New York-based Human Rights in China says the daughters of activists Yao Fuxin and Xiao Yunliang were thrown out...
The daughters of two labor activists tried on subversion charges for leading protests in northeastern China were briefly detained after trying to meet the lawyer involved in their fathers' trial, a human rights group said Tuesday. Yao Dan and Xiao Yu were detained Monday while in Beijing looking...
Twelve people remain unaccounted for 14 years after China brutally cracked down on democracy protestors in Tiananmen Square, family members said in an open letter to the government pleading for information. The letter, copies of which were seen by AFP, calls on the Chinese government to give a full...
For Immediate Release Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned from reliable sources that the daughters of Liaoyang labor activists Yao Fuxin and Xiao Yunliang were detained today after attempting to meet lawyer Mo Shaoping in Beijing.
For Immediate Release Human Rights in China (HRIC) has received a copy of an open letter issued by the Tiananmen Mothers calling on China' s National People' s Congress (NPC) to urge the Chinese government to engage in a dialogue to resolve issues relating to June 4th. The letter is signed by Ding...
For Immediate Release Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned from reliable sources that He Depu has been formally charged with inciting the overthrow of the state power. Sources say He’s charges stem from official fears of dissident political activity during the meetings of the National People’s...
When reports on the subject of the exclusion of migrant children from schools in China’s largest cities first started appearing in the domestic press in the late 1990s, some concerned commentators warned that a “lost generation” of children who had missed out on education altogether was being...
Globalization takes many forms, some positive, some negative. Governments have often resisted the human rights dimension of globalization, the idea that human rights have no borders, and that human rights everywhere are everyone’s responsibility.
After more than a decade as editor of this journal, I am moving on. My final issue is an innovation both in form and substance: I’m grateful to have worked with Judy Shapiro as guest editor, on a theme that seeks to expand the boundaries of what’s considered “human rights” by exploring the...
MIGRANT CHILDREN REPORT On May 8, 2002, HRIC issued a report, “Shutting out the poorest: discrimination against the most disadvantaged children in China’s city schools.” The report examines the barriers official policies pose to the realization of the right to education for migrant children in...
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