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In a letter that the sender knew will not reach the recipient, defense lawyer Liu Weiguo told his client Xu Zhiyong, founder of the New Citizens’ Movement, that on the day he tried to visit Xu in detention, not only was his request denied but he himself was also taken away. He wrote that the...
This article , written by an “ordinary citizen,” expresses praise and respect for Xu Zhiyong. The author says Xu’s arrest was foolish because it has made many more people know about Xu and the New Citizens’ Movement.
In her letter , Zhang Qing protests the latest detention of Guo Feixiong and details the persecution her husband has suffered since 2003, the year he began rights defense activities. She calls for his immediate and unconditional release without criminal charge. Zhang says Guo’s release will help...
The notice says Guo Feixiong (real name Yang Maodong) was criminally detained on August 8, 2013 on suspicion of “gathering a crowd to disrupt order in a public place,” according to Article 80 of the PRC’s Criminal Procedure Law. He has been detained in the Tianhe District Detention Center in...
This article says that one can wait for the collapse of the Communist regime, since its resources are already exhausted, but one should not wait for civil society in China to come—one must begin building it now. Li says that the criminal detention of Xu Zhiyong and some 40 other citizens marks a...
This article says that one can wait for the collapse of the Communist regime, since its resources are already exhausted, but one should not wait for civil society in China to come—one must begin building it now. Li says that the criminal detention of Xu Zhiyong and some 40 other citizens marks a...
In this open letter , a representative of the evictees from the Dongbakuai neighborhood in Shanghai makes the following requests to the Hines Interests Limited Partnership, which recently won a bid to develop the controversial site: urge the Shanghai government to provide proper housing to resettle...
Sun Lin, activist and freelance journalist, interviews four elderly women, average age 72.5 years old, who have been staging a sit-in in front of the Foreign Affairs Ministry for more than 40 days to call for open government information and citizen participation in drafting China’s human rights...
Li Huaping provides an update to a recently launched campaign to channel relief, through a watch group, to detained citizens, including money to be used for improving detainees’ food in detention centers and to assist family members to pay for detainees’ legal defense.
This open letter , circulated by AIBO AIDS Relief Law Network, thanks the Guangdong government for abolishing provisions in the Standards for Physical Examinations of Applicants for Teacher Credentials in Guangdong Province [广东省教师资格申请人员体格检查标准], which prevented people living with HIV/AIDs from...

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