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On the one-year anniversary of the detention of rights defender Guo Feixiong (also known as Yang Maodong), Human Rights in China (HRIC) has been sent an essay by his wife, Zhang Qing, entitled “In Commemoration of the First Anniversary of My Husband Guo Feixiong’s Detention: Urging for His...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that delivery of the verdict in the trial of Guangdong-based rights defender Guo Feixiong (also known as Yang Maodong) has been delayed for further investigation. Guo went to trial at Guangzhou's Tianhe District Court on July 9, 2007, on charges of "running...
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...
In an outrageous ruling, the Guangzhou Municipal Tianhe District People’s Court added one more charge for rights activist Guo Feixiong ( 郭飞雄) , also known as Yang Maodong ( 杨茂东) , and convicted him of both “gathering crowds to disrupt order in public places” — for which he was tried—and “picking...
To: Permanent Representatives of Member States and Observer States of the UN Human Rights Council Your Excellency, We urge your delegation to make statements, both jointly and individually, to address the unprecedented crackdown on human rights defenders and lawyers in China – indeed on Chinese...
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...
Oral intervention of Human Rights in China to the Committee Against Torture Consideration of China, November 6, 2008 Sharon Hom Executive Director, HRIC Distinguished experts of the Committee, thank you for this opportunity to contribute to the Committee’s review of the Government of the People’s...
Rights defender, Guo Feixiong , was detained on August 8, 2013, and formally arrested on September 14 on suspicion of “gathering crowds to disrupt order in public places.” Guo’s lawyer, Zhang Xuezhong, argues that through reviewing the case file and a meeting with Guo, not only are the Guangzhou...
Human Rights in China is issuing a statement made by Zhang Qing, wife of human rights defender and legal advisor Guo Feixiong (also known as Yang Maodong), at her request. The statement discusses Guo’s reaction to his conviction and sentence and his subsequent decision not to appeal. It describes...

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