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In 2009, democracy activist Xie Changfa (谢长发) was convicted of “subversion of state power” and sentenced to 13 years’ imprisonment and five years of deprivation of political rights, in connection with his activities in the China Democracy Party (CDP). Xie told his brother Xie Changzhen who visited...
Wang Lihong, Beijing activist and participant in the “Save Guo Feixiong” Hunger Strike relay says in her "Hunger Strike Statement": Today I fasted for 24 hours, in a personal action that is insignificant, powerless, and even helpless . . . . [But] if we all use these seemingly insignificant acts to...
In a message to HRIC, Ai Wu, one of the participants of the hunger strike relay that begun on May 4 to support Guo Feixiong, reports that the strike has had the support of 161 person-times as of today, May 16. Today’s participants include lawyer Tang Jingling, currently serving a five-year prison...
On the one-year anniversary of her death, Human Rights in China remembers and honors Cao Shunli ( 曹顺利) , a tireless advocate of government transparency and greater citizen participation in China’s human rights processes. Cao died in a Beijing hospital in March 2014 after six months in detention for...
He Xiaobo, Director of the Nanfeiyan Social Work Service Center—Guangdong, Foshan’s first non-profit organization providing assistance to workers—was criminally detained on December 4, 2015, by Foshan Municipal Public Security Bureau on suspicion of “misuse of one’s official position’” (职务侵占)...
Shenyang lawyer Li Yuhan, who practices in Beijing, published an update on March 15, 2016 in which she describes the events that unfolded when she went to the Tianjin Municipal Detention Center to request a meeting with Wang Yu on March 1. On that day, the detention center told her that Wang had...
After learning that her husband, Yu Shiwen , Henan dissident and one of the “Ten Gentlemen of Zhengzhou,” was on a hunger strike to protest his prolonged pretrial detention ( two years since he was first detained in May 2014 ), Chen Wei circulated the below message online. Chen Wei wishes to tell...
On March 2, 2016, police restricted Shanghai rights defender Feng Zhenghu’s personal liberty by means of a criminal summons, thus preventing him from going to the Shanghai Office for Letters and Calls. This is the 38th time that Feng has received a criminal summons on suspicion of “refusal to carry...
Hu Shigen, a Beijing activist and house church leader, went missing on July 10, 2015 just prior to attending a church gathering. His family members received an arrest notice in mid-January, 2016, half a year later, notifying them that Hu had been criminally arrested on January 8, 2016 on suspicion...
More than 80 Shanghai petitioners filed a joint application for Administrative Reconsideration with the State Council Legislative Affairs Office, requesting the following: Confirmation, in accordance with the law, that Article 35 of the Petition Regulations of the State Council , other regulations...

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