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According to information reported online, Xu Zhiyong ( 许志永 ) , Beijing-based constitutional law scholar and civic action organizer, has been criminally detained by the “Public Transportation Safety Protection Branch” of the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau (北京市公安局公共交通安全保卫分局) on July 16. The...
According to information received by Human Rights in China (HRIC), all participants at a sit-in in front of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) were taken away by the police on the morning of July 1.
Today, Xie Yanyi ( 谢燕益) , a Beijing-based rights defense lawyer, made public an application he submitted to the Ministry of Public Security requesting disclosure of information on methods used by Chinese authorities to conduct surveillance on Chinese citizens. The application was first posted on...
Sources told Human Rights in China that Gu Yimin ( 顾义民 ) was formally arrested on June 14 by police in Changshu, Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province, on suspicion of “inciting subversion of state power.”
Xu Kun ( 许坤 ) , formerly the elected chief of Baihutou Village, Beihai City, Guangxi Province, was released from prison on June 10, 2013, after receiving an 11-month reduction from his original four-year sentence for extra labor he performed in prison.
Consisting of footage shot by the Tiananmen Mothers, a group of family members of those killed during the violent crackdown on the 1989 Democracy Movement, Portraits of Loss and the Quest for Justice presents the stories of six victims told by their family members, and of two survivors told by...
At the request of the Tiananmen Mothers, Human Rights in China (HRIC) is issuing the following essay by the group to commemorate the victims of June Fourth on its 24th anniversary.
Human Rights in China has learned that former police officers He Zuhua ( 何祖华 ) and Zhou Li ( 周历 ) were criminally detained during their recent attempt to petition in Beijing.
HRIC has learned from various sources that on May 13, 2013, seven lawyers were severely beaten by police officers in Ziyang City, Sichuan Province, when they attempted to visit Ziyang Legal Education Center (资阳市法制教育中心), the largest black jail in Sichuan.
Sources told Human Rights in China that rights activist Liu Ping ( 刘萍 ) has been criminally detained on suspicion of “inciting subversion of state power.” Authorities have denied a request by Liu’s lawyer to meet with his client.

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