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Liu Tianyan (刘天艳) , wife of dissident Fu Hailu (符海陆) —who is accused of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” for creating a wine bottle label in 2016 to mark the anniversary of June Fourth—posted this essay one day before his trial. She points out that Fu had in fact already been imprisoned for...
Members of the Tiananmen Mothers with photos of their loved ones killed in June Fourth. [English Translation by Human Rights in China] I We are a group of citizens who lost our loved ones in the June Fourth Massacre. Thirty years ago, along Chang'an Avenue in front of the Tiananmen Gate in the...
Under intense international anticipation of the release today from prison of prominent rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong ( 江天勇) , who was convicted of the trumped up charge of “inciting subversion of state power,” the Chinese authorities have instead disappeared him. His supporters outside the Henan...
自由女人

1989年6月5日凌晨写到2009年六四20周年。这个9场话剧以北京大学研究生、香港记者“自由女人”,偶遇只身挡坦克的英雄王维林为主线,与天安门广场现场总指诨蔡芝炅和副总指挥从迪芬20年间的恩爱情仇这根线交相辉映,剧中提到参与营救六四被通缉学生和其他人士的黄雀行动的香港支联会主席司徒华和商人“六哥”陈达钲等人。觉得应当用倒逼的方式,把我的意见能通过戏剧表现出来,能帮助现在的决策者吧,党内的开明人士及早地解决问题,及早地卸掉这个包袱。这是我的初衷,也是我的最终目标。”——沙叶新,本书作者,剧作家

 

About the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is the groundbreaking foundational document of the modern human rights regime. In 1948, it set out for the first time a set of fundamental, universal human rights to which all human beings are entitled. Starting as an aspirational treatise, it is now considered the part of the “International Bill of Human Rights” and it has shaped and informed almost every area of international law.

 

Lawyers' March for Judicial Independence, June 27, 2014

A statement in the white paper requiring judges to be patriotic also prompted a strong reaction from Hong Kong’s legal community. On June 27, 2014, more than 1,000 Hong Kong lawyers—as many as 1,800 by some estimates—marched to protest what they saw as Beijing’s interference in Hong Kong’s judicial independence.

On December 10, 2018, lawyer Liu Zhengqing ( 刘正清 ) visited his client, Sichuan activist Huang Qi ( 黄琦 ), who is detained at the Mianyang Detention Center. He learned from Huang that two prosecutors based at the detention center had met with Huang Qi three times on November 30 and December 3, asking...
In a September 20 post online, lawyer Sui Muqing says that his wife, lawyer Sun Shihua, was beaten and illegally detained by the police at Hualin police substation, Liwan District in Guangzhou. She had gone to the substation at about 3 PM to speak with the police officer in charge of her client’s...
In 1993, Liu writes, his wife, Huang Ping (黄萍), was carried away by a sudden surge at the waterfall at the Huangguoshu Scenic Area in ​Guizhou Province. Liu says that his investigation showed that the deluge was created by officials of the Huangguoshu Scenic Area Management Office who, without...

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