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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.”
Dear Chairman Xi, We are writing to you on International Mother Language Day, a day to embrace and enjoy cultural and linguistic diversity and multilingualism. Every year since 2000, this day has been marked around the world with the aim of promoting peace and preserving mother tongues, one of the...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has received a letter from Zhang Qing, the wife of Guo Feixiong (also known as Yang Maodong) detailing Guo's torture in detention and asking HRIC to forward the letter to Manfred Nowak, the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture. In her letter, Zhang calls on the Special...
During Chinese New Year, Sichuan rights activist Tan Zuoren ( 谭作人) and his wife, Wang Qinghua ( 王庆华 ) visited the families of several fellow Sichuan rights defenders and activists: the mother of the imprisoned rights activist Huang Qi( 黄琦) ; the parents of Wu Guofeng( 吴国锋) , a student who died in...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that rights defender Guo Feixiong , in custody for nearly 200 days, has been transferred back to Guangzhou after being sent to Shenyang City, Liaoning Province, in January 2007. Guo Feixiong (also known as Yang Maodong), who provided legal advice in a number...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that the Guangzhou Procuratorate has sent back the case against rights defender Guo Feixiong (also known as Yang Maodong) for a new round of investigation due to insufficient evidence. In addition, Guo has been transferred to a detention center in Liaoning,...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that the case of "illegal business activity" against rights defender Guo Feixiong (also known as Yang Maodong) has been referred to the Guangzhou Procuratorate after a second investigation. Guo Feixiong, who provided legal advice in a number of controversial...
[Translation by Human Rights in China] Guo Feixiong will soon be transferred to a prison again. His sister, after visiting him, conveyed his wishes: “I demand that in prison, [I] will have books to read, won’t have to kneel down, won’t be forced to perform labor, and won’t be beaten.” He also said...

China underwent its third Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the United Nations in Geneva on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. The review took place in the context of a mounting volume of reports since 2017 on the massive internment of ethnic Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang—estimated at 1 million, out of the area’s total Uyghur population of 11 million—into what the authorities call “re-education” camps.

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