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Excerpted from RConversation : The UN Human Rights Council is offering a live webcast of its review of Chinese human rights at 9am Monday morning Geneva time. That's 4pm in Beijing, or 3am on the U.S. East Coast. I probably won't manage to be awake for it, but I look forward to watching the archive...
Excerpted from Infosud (via Swissinfo) : Alors que Pékin défend ce lundi sa politique des droits de l'homme devant l'ONU, l'ONG Human Rights in China a fait un travail minutieux et systématique de mise à nu. [...] Invitées à Genève par la Fédération internationale des droits de l'homme, Sharon Hom...
Excerpted from Associated Press (via The Guardian) : Gao Zhisheng, who has described being tortured in the past, disappeared Jan. 19 and is believed to be detained by security officials at an unknown location, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and Human Rights in China wrote in a joint...
Excerpted from Telegraph (via MP David Kilgour's website) : Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and Human Rights in China issued a joint statement calling on the Chinese government to clarify Mr Gao's situation. Access to the full text of this article may require a subscription and password.
Excerpted from Christian Broadcasting Network : Most of the time authorities are willing to turn a blind eye to house church worshippers, but after authorities shut down a service of the Qiyu Blessings Church , parishioners are taking action. According to Human Rights in China, the church is suing...
Excerpted from Reuters : The church leader now wants to take the Shuangliu County Bureau of Religious Affairs to court for stopping a service in early May, the New York-based group Human Rights in China reported in an email on Friday. "This is a test case about the extent of the religious freedom...
Excerpted from The Brooklyn Rail : If most architects haven't readily criticized fellow architects, some artists have started to. A painting titled "Bird’s Nest, In the Style of Cubism" by New York-based Zhang Hongtu was banned from an article of his work in Chinese Vogue . Then, the artwork itself...
Excerpted from Jurist : HRIC executive director Sharon Hom criticized the country for not effectively stopping the practice: "Many criminal suspects in China, as well as those who seek to defend the rights of others and speak out against injustice--lawyers, environmental activists, petitioners--...
Excerpted from The Ottawa Citizen : A Chinese democracy activist jailed for trying to organize memorials for the 1989 Tiananmen massacre has been released after serving 16 years of a 20-year sentence, according to a human rights group. Hu Shigen, 53, was released on Tuesday, but has been stripped...
Excerpted from The Ottawa Citizen : Hu Shigen , 53, was released Tuesday after serving the majority of his 20-year sentence for "carrying out counterrevolutionary propaganda and incitement" and "organizing a counterrevolutionary group," said Human Rights in China. Access to the full text of this...

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