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The following is an open letter by Zhang Qing ( 张青 ) , wife of imprisoned rights advocate Guo Feixiong ( 郭飞雄 ) (also known as Yang Maodong ( 杨茂东 ) ), urging the UN Human Rights Council to conduct an investigation into Guo’s condition in Yangchun Prison in Guangdong Province. On April 26, Guo’s...
April 28, 2020, Xiaoyan Feng( 丰晓燕 ) , the deputy investigator of the Research Office of the People’s Congress of Linyi City, Shandong Province, distributed democracy leaflets in Wangfujing, Beijing, advocating for democratic reform and the reelection of the Chinese president, and opposing social...
The Honorable John F. Kerry U.S. Department of State 2201 C St NW Washington, DC 20520 Via Fax: 2026472283; 2026477350 The Honorable Jacob J. Lew U.S. Department of the Treasury 1500 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Washington, DC 20220 Via Fax: 2026220073; 2022620417 Dear Secretary Kerry and Secretary Lew, As...

Updated: May 8, 2015

Starting in late 2013, a number of citizen activists, many of whom were involved in the New Citizens Movement and actively campaigning for official asset transparency, were put on trial in Beijing and Guangdong. The numerous detentions and trials of citizen activists demonstrate a trend of intensifying crackdown on citizen activism, particularly in relation to official asset transparency and corruption. Below is a regularly updated HRIC compilation of trial schedules and statuses, as well as related statements and essays. 

Excerpted from National Review : Have a brief sentence about a Chinese political prisoner, Guo Feixiong — and his wife, Zhang Qing: “On the one-year anniversary of the detention of rights defender Guo Feixiong (also known as Yang Maodong), Human Rights in China has been sent an essay by his wife,...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned from sources in China that rights defender Guo Feixiong (also known as Yang Maodong) will go on trial on June 15 in Guangzhou's Tianhe District Court.
Rights defender Guo Feixiong (penname of Yang Maodong) files a complaint against the Tianhe Detention Center in Guangzhou, where he is detained, for subjecting detainees to daily strip searches. He requests that the court confirm the unlawfulness of the defendant’s behavior and order the defendant...
Guo Feixiong (aka Yang Maodong), rights defender accused of “gathering a crowd to disrupt order in a public place” and detained in Tianhe District Detention Center, Guangzhou, demands state compensation for the ill-treatment he received from bailiffs of the Guangzhou Municipal Tianhe District...
The nearly 18-hour trial of rights activists Guo Feixiong ( 郭飞雄 ) , also known as Yang Maodong (杨茂东), and Sun Desheng ( 孙德胜 ) ended without verdicts for the defendants. The activists were tried in the Guangzhou Municipal Tianhe District People’s Court ( 广州市天河区法院 ) for “gathering crowds to disrupt...
Human Rights in China has learned that activist Guo Feixiong ( 郭飞雄) , also known as Yang Maodong ( 杨茂东) , is under criminal detention in Guangzhou on suspicion of “gathering a crowd to disrupt order in a public place.”

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