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Sources told Human Rights in China that on the morning of October 3, more than a dozen petitioners and rights defenders, including a 77-year-old woman, engaged in a sit-in in front of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs were taken by police to the Chaoyangmenwai Police Sub-station (朝阳门外派出所) for...
Sources told Human Rights in China that the September 29 trial of Jiangsu citizen Gu Yimin ( 顾义民 ) for “inciting subversion of state power” ended without a verdict. The trial was conducted at the Changshu Municipal People’s Court in Jiangsu Province.
On the second day of a two-day review, the PRC delegation responded to detailed questions posed by the Committee on the Rights of the Child, often citing formal law and statistics, and, at times, with anecdotal personal stories. Questions from the experts on the Committee covered numerous areas,...
Sources told Human Rights in China that Gu Yimin ( 顾义民) , of Changshu City, Jiangsu Province, will be tried on Sunday, September 29, for “inciting subversion of state power,” in the Changshu People’s Court. Gu, 37, was detained on June 1 and formally arrested on June 14 after he posted online...
On day one of a two-day review session, independent experts on the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child raised a wide range of concerns and posed detailed questions to the Chinese delegation on China’s implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). The delegation responded to...
In a letter to the police authorities holding rights defender Guo Feixiong ( 郭飞雄 , the penname of Yang Maodong ( 杨茂东)), Guo’s lawyers stated that the period of Guo’s detention without formal arrest has far exceeded the lawful time limit for such detention, and that he should be released immediately...
“The Government of Canada should exercise high-level political leadership and consistent engagement with its counterparts in Asia on human rights,” says a report published today by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada), a policy think tank. The report, “ Advancing Canada’s Engagement...
On Wednesday and Thursday, September 26-27, 2013, in Geneva, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child will review the People’s Republic of China’s implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), which the PRC ratified in 1992. China has also ratified the Convention's two...
In a letter to the Tianhe District People’s Procuratorate in Guangdong Province, the lawyers for Guo Feixiong ( 郭飞雄 , penname of Yang Maodong ( 杨茂东 )), the rights defender who has been under criminal detention since August 8, argue that there is no legal basis for Guo’s detention, and therefore it...
According to HRIC sources, Liu Ping ( 刘萍) , who was indicted in July for “illegal assembly” (非法集会) , has been charged with two new counts. The new charges are “gathering a crowd to disrupt order in a public place” (聚众扰乱公共场所秩序罪) and “using a cult to damage enforcement of the law” (利用邪教组织破坏法律实施罪).

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