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Human Rights in China (HRIC) strongly condemns the beating of Chinese rights defender and legal advisor Guo Feixiong (also known as Yang Maodong) in prison. Reports of this beating are of particular concern in the lead-up to China’s review by the United Nations Committee Against Torture in November...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned from sources in China that despite the serious pressure that rights defender Guo Feixiong's family has received, Guo has refused to admit guilt with respect to charges of "illegal business activity." Today, the last day the indictment could be issued within...

After 37 days of detention, five women activists, Li Tingting (李婷婷), Wu Rongrong (武嵘嵘), Zheng Churan (郑楚然), Wei Tingting (韦婷婷), and Wang Man (王曼), were “released upon guarantee pending further investigation” (取保候审) on April 13, 2015.

In an appeal to the Guangzhou Municipal Intermediate People’s Court, rights defender Guo Feixiong ( 郭飞雄 ) , also known as Yang Maodong ( 杨茂东 ), who was sentenced last week to six years of imprisonment for “gathering crowds to disrupt order in public places” and “picking quarrels and provoking...
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[Translation by Human Rights in China] Just as the New Year begins, a long-simmering rumor of Beijing replacing the chief of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has finally been confirmed. Why would Beijing change horses at this...
Take Action in Year of the Rabbit! (Chinese Year 4709) Express Your Support for Imprisoned Activists and Rights Defenders in China The Chinese New Year is the most important holiday in Chinese tradition – a time for the whole family to come together. You can celebrate the New Year (which begins on...
According to informed sources, rights activist Guo Feixiong ( 郭飞雄 ) met with lawyer Chen Guangwu ( 陈光武 ) on November 14, the first such meeting permitted Guo since his detention on August 8. Guo was officially arrested on September 12 and is accused of “gathering a crowd to disrupt order in a...
Guangdong-based rights activist and writer Guo Feixiong (郭飞雄) , also known as Yang Maodong (杨茂东), was released from the Meizhou Prison in Guangdong Province on September 13, 2011, after serving a five-year sentence on conviction of “illegal business activity.”

A timeline of the developments surrounding the extradition amendments introduced by the Hong Kong SAR government, which triggered a series of mass demonstrations, including a march of an estimated two million people on June 16, 2019, the largest in Hong Kong’s history.

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