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Total results: 66.

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

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. 

Most special procedures are able to intervene directly with governments through private communications or urgent appeals when they receive allegations of, or information regarding, violations that ffall within their mandates. In such instances, a letter may be sent to the state at the discretion of the mandate holder requesting information and comments. Communications  between a special procedure and a state are strictly confidential.

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...
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...
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...
Today, the Guangzhou Municipal Tianhe District People’s Court opened the trial of rights activist Guo Feixiong ( 郭飞雄) , also known as Yang Maodong ( 杨茂 东) , and Sun Desheng ( 孙德胜) , but did not proceed as lawyers for the defendants did not appear in court in protest of what they alleged were...
Rights defender Guo Feixiong (penname of Yang Maodong) files a complaint against the Tianhe Detention Center in Guangzhou, where he is detained, for subjecting detainees to daily strip searches. He requests that the court confirm the unlawfulness of the defendant’s behavior and order the defendant...
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...
Guo Feixiong (aka Yang Maodong), rights defender accused of “gathering a crowd to disrupt order in a public place” and detained in Tianhe District Detention Center, Guangzhou, demands state compensation for the ill-treatment he received from bailiffs of the Guangzhou Municipal Tianhe District...

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