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Excerpted from Tibetan Review : Wu Gaoxing , a former educator in his late 60s, was detained by police on May 30 at his home in the eastern Chinese city of Taizhou, shortly after the publication of a letter he had co-signed complaining about economic discrimination against dissidents, reported AP...
Excerpted from Global Post : GAO WENQIAN worked as a communist party scholar of Chinese history when he witnessed the protests and crackdown. He is the author of Zhou Enlai: The Last Perfect Revolutionary . Gao believes the Chinese government will have to face the consequences of its actions...
Excerpted from Deutsche Presse-Agentur via Monsters and Critics : The ruling Communist Party still claims that many innocent civilians and soldiers died in the crackdown, but it appeared that some civilians who were not protestors died at the hands of the army, and not all by accident. Most deaths...
Excerpted from Guardian : "The six-month shutdown sends a chilling warning to all lawyers that the authorities will not tolerate any perceived challenges to their power. This is not the path to a rule of law," said Sharon Hom, executive director of New York-based Human Rights In China. The group...
Excerpted from AFP : New York-based Human Rights in China said the firm may have been punished because some of its lawyers had signed an appeal in August 2008 calling for direct elections in the Beijing Lawyers Association, a government administered body. "The six-month shutdown sends a chilling...
Excerpted from Reuters (via AsiaOne) : Some lawyers at the firm, Yitong, had also been involved in calling for direct elections to the state-controlled Beijing Lawyer's Association, which had angered the government, the New York-based group Human Rights in China said in a statement. "The six-month...
Excerpted from Telegraph : Human Rights in China, a New York-based organisation, said the firm may have been punished because some of its lawyers had signed an appeal in August 2008 calling for direct elections in the Beijing Lawyers Association, a government-administered body. "The six-month...
Excerpted from International Trade Union Confederation : According to Human Rights in China (HRIC), Mr. Yao was initially charged with "gathering a crowd to disrupt social order" and then sentenced in May 2003 to seven years in prison for "subversion of State power" for alleged involvement in the...
Excerpted from AFP : [ Yao Fuxin ] was detained in 2002 after speaking at a peaceful demonstration involving at least 5,000 workers from six factories in Liaoyang city, where he lived and worked, the New York-based Human Rights in China said. HRIC said he had been demanding back wages and pension...
Excerpted from Actualidad : Yao Fuxin , conocido activista por los derechos de los trabajadores chinos, salió de prisión tras cumplir los siete años de cárcel a los que fue condenado en el 2002 por encabezar unas protestas obreras en el noreste de China, informó la organización Human Rights in...

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