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Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned from informed sources that Chongqing veteran dissident Xu Wanping ( 许万平 ) was released today after serving nine years of a 12-year sentence for “inciting subversion of state power.” Xu was released today at 6:30 a.m. and taken to his home by prison...
Excerpted from Global Post : GAO WENQIAN worked as a communist party scholar of Chinese history when he witnessed the protests and crackdown. He is the author of Zhou Enlai: The Last Perfect Revolutionary . Gao believes the Chinese government will have to face the consequences of its actions...
Excerpted from The Earth Times : Several rights groups joined the Tiananmen Mothers on Wednesday in pushing the Chinese government to account for its actions and release prisoners still held for taking part in the 1989 demonstrations. "The Chinese government must stop whitewashing the history of...
Below are translated summaries of the articles and news briefs published in Huaxia Dianzi Bao , Issue No. 200. The full Chinese-language issue can be found at http://www.huaxiabao.org .
Zhao Changqing —one of the "ten gentlemen of Beijing calling for disclosure of officials’ assets”—is going to prison for the fourth time. The first time was in 1989, when he was arrested because of his activities in Democracy Movement. He was imprisoned again in 1998 and 2002 because he ran for...
[Translation by Human Rights in China] On the afternoon of February 2, 2015, the Tiananmen Mothers in Beijing gathered for their annual Spring Festival reunion activities. They once again reserved four tables, but the number of attendees this year was clearly smaller than in prior years, to the...
This appeal (CH), by Zhang Shanguang ( 张善光) of the Hunan Citizens online forum , to the Shaoyang government to provide redress and social benefits to Li Wangyang (李旺阳), who was imprisoned for 21 years for political reasons. The appeal gives the account of Li Wangyang, a worker-leader in the 1989...
On May 1, 2016, Lawyer Ma Lianshun visited his client, Henan dissident Yu Shiwen , in Zhengzhou No. 3 Detention Center and learned that on April 27, Yu had begun a hunger strike to protest 1) his prolonged pretrial detention— two years since he was first detained in May 2014 —with no sign of being...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has received information that the couple, Chen Wei ( 陈卫 ) and Yu Shiwen ( 于世文 ) , organizers of one of the first public June Fourth Commemorative events in mainland China last year, have been officially arrested for “picking quarrels and provoking troubles.” Lawyer Ji...
One June 9, lawyer Zhang Sizhi’s request to visit Gao Yu at the Beijing No.1 Detention Center was denied, but the detention center granted him a meeting, unsolicited, with another client, Pu Zhiqiang. Zhang’s notes from the meeting, circulated online, state that Pu Zhiqiang is interrogated nearly...

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