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Inadequate official response allows torture to continue unchecked
Rights defense lawyer Jiang Tianyong (江天勇) was released on the evening of Thursday, November 19, 2009, after a thirteen-and-a-half-hour detention. He was taken into custody one day after his request to meet with U.S. President Barack Obama at the American embassy. He spoke with Human Rights in...
Charleston Gazette "...On Wednesday, the New York-based group Human Rights in China said her sentence had been extended by three months. In an unusual acknowledgment, the China Daily said Thursday, without providing any specifics, that the 'family planning policy has gone awry in some places during...
Seattle Times "...They cited the case of Mao Hengfeng, a Shanghai woman serving 1- 1/2 years in a labor camp for her campaign to abolish coerced abortions. Since her second pregnancy in the late 1980s, Mao has been detained in psychiatric wards, forced to have an abortion and removed from her job...
Edmonton Journal "...U.S. State Department officials cite the case of Mao Hengfeng, a Shanghai woman serving 11/2 years in a labour camp for her campaign to abolish the policies. Since her second pregnancy in the late 1980s, Mao has been detained in psychiatric wards, coerced into an abortion and...
Calgary Herald "...Since her second pregnancy in the late 1980s, Mao has been detained in psychiatric wards, coerced into an abortion and removed from her job. On Wednesday, the New York-based group Human Rights in China said Mao's sentence has been extended by another three months...." Full Article

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