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In two open letters, Liu Weiguo ( 刘卫国 ) , the lawyer representing the detained rights advocate Xu Zhiyong ( 许志永 ) , accuses the Beijing Daxing District Public Security Bureau and Beijing No. 3 Detention Center of unlawfully preventing him from meeting with his client. The letters are dated July 21...
According to information available online and HRIC sources, Liu Weiguo ( 刘卫国) , the lawyer of Xu Zhiyong ( 许志永 ) , was taken into custody on July 18, 2013, after he attempted to visit Xu at Beijing No. 3 Detention Center.
According to information reported online, Xu Zhiyong ( 许志永 ) , Beijing-based constitutional law scholar and civic action organizer, has been criminally detained by the “Public Transportation Safety Protection Branch” of the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau (北京市公安局公共交通安全保卫分局) on July 16. The...
In an open letter on the criminal detention of at least seven individuals who have been calling on government officials to publicly disclose their assets, Xu Zhiyong ( 许志永 ) and nine other lawyers, media workers and entrepreneurs urge the authorities to protect the rights of citizens to freedom of...
Human Rights in China has learned that Chinese authorities have placed seven activists under criminal detention on charges of “illegal assembly.” These individuals, including long-time activist Zhao Changqing ( 赵常青 ) and Beijing lawyer Ding Jiaxi ( 丁家喜 ) , have called for public disclosure of...
On April 16, police took away some 20 lawyers and rights defenders in Hefei, Anhui Province, who were protesting the removal of a10-year-old from a local school she was attending. Sources told Human Rights in China that the action was organized by the Ministry of State Security, as opposed to local...
In this article , legal scholar and human rights activist Xu Zhiyong and others show their support for the four Beijing citizens including, Hou Xin, who were criminally detained on March 31, 2013, after they displayed banners and publicly called for disclosure of official assets in Xidan, downtown...
Editor’s note : Xu first published the original Chinese article as a blog post on May 29, 2102, which was soon deleted by the Chinese authorities. On May 31, Human Rights in China published the article in HRIC’s Biweekly Chinese Journal .
As the news of the official arrest of well-known rights defender Xu Zhiyong (许志永) emerges, Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that the authorities have officially shut down Gongmeng (also known as Open Constitution Initiative, OCI), the public interest group Xu Zhiyong helped found. In July,...
Seven days after Xu Zhiyong (许志永) , the director of Gongmeng, a public interest organization in Beijing, was taken away by State Security of the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau, there is still no official explanation for his detention. According to unofficial reports, Xu Zhiyong is being...


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