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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. 

On October 8, 2007, a group of lawyers, intellectuals, rights defense activists, and others released an open letter to the State Council, Supreme People’s Procuratorate, Ministry of Public Security, and Ministry of State Security, protesting the violent attack on and abduction of Beijing lawyer Li...
[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...
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...

Compiled by HRIC based on published reports and information available online. Total Count: 136 individuals. (An asterisk (*) denotes that the detention or physical restriction of the individual has ended.) 

Last updated August 2014. 

See also: Citizen Activists on Trial 2013-2014: Schedule/Status and Essays

2014

Abridged from the Chinese original [Translation by Human Rights in China] This court is one with special depth. In this court, I will offer my own narrative of the facts regarding my street protests and the political opportunities I availed myself of in support of Southern Weekly , my original...
The information contained in this summary is based on information collected by HRIC in July and is not intended as a complete list. Rather, it should be viewed as a representation of larger trends of dissent and repression in China. Olympics Protests and Petitions Human Rights Defenders Olympics In...
The information contained in this summary is based on information collected by HRIC in September and is not intended as a complete list. Rather, it should be viewed as a representation of larger trends of dissent and repression in China. Media Censorship Petitions and Protests Human Rights...
The information contained in this summary is based on information collected by HRIC in May and is not intended as a complete list. Rather, it should be viewed as a representation of larger trends of dissent and repression in China. Media Censorship Petitions and Protests Human Rights Defenders...

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