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This account describes the experience of the writer and other rights defenders from different areas in the country who intended to going to Wuhan to apply to attend the trial of Qin Yongmin. Some activists were intercepted in their local areas, and the others who arrived at the court were...
Since the 18th Party Congress in 2012, human rights have deteriorated, the rule of law has regressed, torture has increased, and the number of wrongful incarcerations has grown dramatically—Beijing rights defender Yu Wensheng states in an open letter. Yu says that since Xi Jinping came to power...
Twenty-eight years ago, who would have imagined that today’s world would become like this? At this rate, the world in another 28 years will be unthinkable. For whom does the bell toll? I hope Liu Xiaobo’s death will become the start of a reversal.
During the elections for deputies to the Jinan district and township level People's Congresses, Sun Wenguang, an independent candidate and retired professor of Shandong University, was imprisoned in his home for several days under round-the-clock watch by public security officers. In the article...
Feng Zhenghu, a prominent Shanghai activist, appealed to his constituency to either nominate him before October 30 as a candidate for deputy to the People's Congress of the Yangpu District, or to cast a vote for him directly on November 16. Feng’s campaign slogan is "protect the constitution,...
  • Yu Shiwen and wife Chen Wei
Yu Shiwen ( 于世文 ) , an activist in the 1989 Democracy Movement, has been held without trial for more than 20 months in a detention center in Zhengzhou, Henan Province. Yu was first detained in May 2014 for organizing a 25th anniversary public memorial service to commemorate those killed during the...
Dear Presidential election candidates: Greetings! After fierce election campaigns, now you are waiting quietly for the final judgment by the voters. Long before this moment, I started to watch this political race closely on this side of the Taiwan Strait, from the Guangzhou Number One Detention...
In two separate proceedings today in a Hangzhou court that lasted about two-and-a-half-hours each, longtime democracy activists Chen Shuqing ( 陈树庆) and Lü Gengsong ( 吕耿松) , members of the China Democracy Party’s Zhejiang Committee, were tried for “subversion of state power.” Both have been...
(Listen to the podcast) HRIC Introduction In this segment of the HRIC podcast series, “A Contested History,” a mainlander working in Hong Kong talks about the significance of the annual June 4th candlelight vigil held in Hong Kong’s Victoria Park that commemorates the victims of the military...
( Listen to the podcast ) [Translation by Human Rights in China] HRIC Introduction In this segment of the HRIC podcast series, “A Contested History,” a mainlander working in Hong Kong talks about the significance of the annual June 4th candlelight vigil held in Hong Kong’s Victoria Park that...

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