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The husband of Shanghai rights activist Mao Hengfeng (毛恒凤) told Human Rights in China (HRIC) that he has not been allowed to visit or contact Mao since she was first detained on September 30, 2012, and is deeply concerned about her condition. Wu Xuewei (吴雪伟), Mao’s husband, said on January 31, “I...
In a letter to Beijing and Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (IMAR) authorities, the lawyer for Mongolian dissident Hada ( 哈达 ) accuses the IMAR police of illegally detaining Hada in order to compel him to admit that he was guilty. He was convicted of separatism and espionage in 1996 and served a 15...
In a phone conversation with Human Rights in China (HRIC), Uiles (威勒斯) , the son of Mongolian dissident Hada (哈达) , who has been under more than two years of illegal detention, says that his father is severely withdrawn and has psychological problems but is being denied medical treatment. Hada, an...
On January 12, 2013, two family members of the imprisoned rights defense lawyer Gao Zhisheng (高智晟) were permitted to visit Gao at Shaya Prison in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, according to Gao’s wife Geng He (耿和) . This was the first family visit since March 24, 2012, and the only confirmation...
Mao Hengfeng Shanghai rights defender Mao Hengfeng (毛恒凤) is being held in a detention center illegally, more than two months after she received an order to serve Reeducation-Through-Labor (RTL), Mao’s husband, Wu Xuewei (吴雪伟) , told Human Rights in China (HRIC). Mao’s family calls on the...
As the 2nd anniversary of the Nobel Peace Prize for Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波) approaches, Human Rights in China (HRIC) calls on the Chinese authorities to release him immediately and unconditionally. Liu, independent intellectual, long-time human rights and democracy advocate, and a drafter of Charter 08 —...
According to reports, on November 20, 2012, Tsering Dhundup, a Tibetan activist in his thirties and a father of three, died after setting himself on fire to protest Chinese mining activities and policies. His self-immolation is the 78th * in Tibet since February 2009, and his death, following that...
Sources told Human Rights in China (HRIC) that several individuals from a group of more than 50 former police officers who were prevented from protesting in Beijing late October are now being held in black jails. They are Jiang Fuyou (江富友) , Liu Guoqiang (刘国强) , and Zhao Hongyan (赵宏炎) , who have...
On October 31, 2012, more than seven months after trying online activist Cao Haibo (曹海波) for “inciting subversion of state power,” the Kunming Municipal Intermediate People's Court of Yunnan Province, convicted Cao of the more serious charge of "subversion of state power," and sentenced him to...
As Beijing authorities step up their stability maintenance efforts in advance of the 18th Party Congress, some two dozen former police officers from various provinces who had gathered in Beijing for a planned protest were detained in recent days. Many were picked up on October 21 as they arrived at...

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