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In December 2010, when he was released after completing a 15-year prison sentence on conviction of espionage (间谍罪) and separatism (分裂国家罪), Mongolian dissident Hada ( 哈达 ) was taken directly to secret detention and has been under custody since. His wife, Xinna ( 新娜 ), told Human Rights in China (...
Following the October 11 announcement of the 2012 Nobel Literature Prize for Mo Yan (莫言) , two other Chinese authors received international recognition for their work: Liao Yiwu (廖亦武) was awarded the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, and Yu Jie (余杰) was awarded the 2012 Civil Courage Prize by...
18th Party Congress Watch (12) Gao Wenqian, HRIC Senior Policy Advisor After more than six months of deliberation and bargaining, top officials in the Communist Party of China have finally reached a decision on how to deal with the Bo Xilai problem: charge him with abuse of power and taking...
18th Party Congress Watch (11) Gao Wenqian, HRIC Senior Policy Advisor In this new segment of the HRIC’s “18th Party Congress Watch” commentary series, Gao Wenqian provides his view on the meaning of Wang Lijun’s 15-year sentence and its implication for how the Party will deal with Bo Xilai’s case...
Webcast of the CRPD review sessions (in Chinese), September 18 & 19, 2012, is available here: http://www.treatybodywebcast.org/crpd-8-china/ Concluding Observations issued by the CRPD Committee on September 27, 2012, is available here: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/CRPD/Pages/Session8.aspx (...
Li Wangyang with friend, Daxiang District Hospital, Shaoyang, Hunan Province, July 23, 2011 Tang Jingling (唐荆陵) , a Guangdong lawyer retained by the family of the late labor activist Li Wangyang (李旺阳) , was detained for six days, from September 5 to September 10 in Shaoyang, Hunan Province, and in...
Human Right in China (HRIC) has learned that Beijing political dissident Wang Xiaoning ( 王小宁 ) was released from prison today. Wang served 10 years at the Beijing Municipal No. 2 Prison on conviction of “inciting subversion of state power” and is subject to two years of post-release deprivation of...
In an open letter to the United Nations, Wang Xifeng ( 王喜凤 ) , a teacher from Shanxi Province, details the abuses that she and husband Qin Yongmin ( 秦永敏 ) have suffered over the past several months at the hands of various government authorities. She and Qin, a well-known democracy activist based in...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned from an informed source that in the past few months, all members of the Guizhou Human Rights Symposium have been harassed and placed under surveillance by authorities, and their communications with the outside world has also been cut. The source believes...
In an appeal ruling on July 27, 2012, the Beijing Municipal No. 1 Intermediate People’s Court overturned the “fraud” conviction of Ni Yulan (倪玉兰) , the disabled rights advocate, but upheld her other conviction of “picking quarrels and provoking troubles.” The court reduced her two-year and eight-...

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