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[English translation by Human Rights in China] Report submitted to the 17th session of the UN Human Rights Council Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review Country: The People's Republic of China Submitter: Rights Campaign, a non-governmental organization in China Date of Submission: March 1...
The group announces it will provide rights defense support to two lawyers, Sui Muqing and Lin Qilei, by soliciting an additional two rights defense lawyers to help defend Sui and Lin’s legal rights to meet their client, Guo Feixiong.
The author cites Liu Xiaofang, a supporter of Cao, who received the information from Wei Shuying, a participant of the sit-in in front of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in June and July 2013 requesting citizen participation in the drafting of the National Human Rights Report. According to Liu, Wei...
Cao Shunli, a Beijing rights defender who had been actively calling for public participation in China’s international human rights reporting to the UN, has been missing since September 14. Cao’s younger brother has reported her disappearance at the local police sub-bureau. In this statement the...
The author of this appeal , Yan Bojun, has participated in many citizen actions calling for disclosure of official assets since the second half of 2012. As a result of the authorities’ widening crackdown on advocates of asset transparency and citizen activism, most of his friends have been...
In response to a widening crackdown on advocates of asset transparency and citizen activism and others for “rumor-mongering,” three rights defense lawyers launch a group to provide legal services to individuals detained or arrested simply for exercising their rights.
Wang Gongquan, a venture capitalist, supporter of the New Citizens’ Movement, and vocal critic of the criminal detention of Xu Zhiyong, was criminally detained on suspicion of “disrupting order in a public place.”
Peking University professor Xia Yeliang issues an urgent statement to refute an assertion by Hu Xijin, the editor-in-chief of the Global Times writing under the penname Shan Renping. In a September 9, 2013 article titled “One needs to pass the internal review before becoming a Peking University...
A family member writes of a series of injustices that the Li Wenhai family, in Beijing, has suffered: Li Wenhai himself was forcibly incarcerated in a psychiatric hospital for three-and-a-half years. After his release, his wife Li Guian, was beaten and seriously wounded by a thug in the community...
Gansu dissident Li Dawei (李大伟) was released last year after serving ten years in prison on the charge of subversion of state power. Li has been petitioning the government to overturn his conviction. In this piece , he describes he was recently granted a meeting with a judge in the Gansu Provincial...

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