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In a letter to the Beijing Public Security Bureau after Ai Weiwei has been in custody for more than 96 hours, Ai’s wife Lu Qing asks the authorities to follow the law, which requires them to notify the family with official documents of the detainee’s whereabouts and the reason for detention.
Information regarding rights defense activists in Hubei and Shanxi who were detained, summoned or put under house arrest.
As Zhao Lianhai’s defense counsel, let me first clearly state my position. Based on the currently existing evidence and legal provisions, this defense counsel believes that Zhao Lianhai is innocent. The specific defense arguments are as follows: 1. Zhao Lianhai’s family, untold numbers of infants,...
On January 10, 2011, Shen Guodong (沈果东), a petitioner from Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, was released after a 10-month detention for “obstructing official business.” Shen had petitioned on behalf of his family and others against forced demolition of their homes. Nearly a hundred people came in a dozen or...
Re: Unlawful Detention by the Chinese Government Dear Honourable Foreign Minister, Mr. Kevin Rudd, At the end of November I received an invitation to attend the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony and Banquet in celebration of the 2010 Peace Prize Laureate, Liu Xiaobo. I decided to fly to Oslo from...

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