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This public appeal , in the form of a “Missing Person Notice,” is signed by 39 individuals who believe that rights defense activist, Yang Lin, has been “disappeared” by the authorities.
This statement , in the form of a letter to the Beijing Public Security Bureau, is signed by 10 defense counsels representing Zhao Changqing, Ding Jiaxi, Yuan Dong, Ma Xinli, and Zhang Baocheng, who are criminally detained on “illegal assembly.” Another two activists, Sun Hanhui and Hou Xin, were...
This account provides background on the case of Li Jianfeng (李建峰), a former presiding judge in the Economic Department of Ningde Municipal Intermediate People's Court, Fujian Province, was sentenced to 16 years imprisonment on "subversion of state power" in 2002. Li denied the charges and...
Following two open letters in August and September 2012 urging the Communist Party of China (CPC) to address corruption in the judicial system and redress the miscarriage of justice in their individual cases, this group of former police officers have issued three additional open letters [insert...
In a statement on the criminal detention of rights defender Zhao Changqing ( 赵常青 ) and lawyer Ding Jiaxi ( 丁家喜 ) in Beijing, the Alliance of Chinese Citizens for Rights Defense pointed out that such actions by the authorities would only lead to further unrest in an already unstable society, and...
In an open letter on the criminal detention of at least seven individuals who have been calling on government officials to publicly disclose their assets, Xu Zhiyong ( 许志永 ) and nine other lawyers, media workers and entrepreneurs urge the authorities to protect the rights of citizens to freedom of...
Four Beijing rights defense lawyers—Cheng Hai (程海), Liang Xiaojun (梁小军), Wang Quanzhang (王全章), and Han Zhiguang (韩志广)—had planned to appear in a hearing for 13 Falun Gong practitioners being charged in a Dalian Court, Liaoning Province, on April 12.
Ai Xiaoming ( 艾晓明 ) , a professor at Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou and a rights activist, calls this newly completed documentary film by Xie Yihui ( 谢贻卉) of “extraordinary significance.” The film follows the investigation by journalist Zeng Boyan ( 曾伯炎) , a former Sichuan Daily reporter, to a...
This is an in-depth investigative report on torture and violence at Masanjia Women’s Reeducation-Through-Labor Facility in Liaoning. The exposé has caused a stir in China and prompted urgent calls by the public to abolish this administrative detention system. The article in Lens Magazine has since...
In light of the recent exposé of torture and violence at the Masanjia Women’s Reeducation-Through-Labor Facility, Ai Xiaoming, professor at Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou and a noted rights activist, compares the atrocities in Masanjia to those committed in Nazi Germany during the Second World...

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