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Sources told Human Rights in China that on October 28, Shanghai police took away nearly 100 protestors who were seeking information on the cause of activist Shen Yong’s ( 沈勇 ) death.
Four Beijing rights defense lawyers—Cheng Hai (程海), Liang Xiaojun (梁小军), Wang Quanzhang (王全章), and Han Zhiguang (韩志广)—had planned to appear in a hearing for 13 Falun Gong practitioners being charged in a Dalian Court, Liaoning Province, on April 12.
This is an in-depth investigative report on torture and violence at Masanjia Women’s Reeducation-Through-Labor Facility in Liaoning. The exposé has caused a stir in China and prompted urgent calls by the public to abolish this administrative detention system. The article in Lens Magazine has since...
In light of the recent exposé of torture and violence at the Masanjia Women’s Reeducation-Through-Labor Facility, Ai Xiaoming, professor at Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou and a noted rights activist, compares the atrocities in Masanjia to those committed in Nazi Germany during the Second World...
In his article , rights activist Zhang Lin describes the kidnapping of his 10-year-old daughter and her 20-hour illegal detention in Hefei and Bengbu, Anhui Province, on February 27 and 28. Police also searched Zhang’s home in Hefei, took away his keys, mobile, and computer. Photos of Zhang Anni...
In a series of text messages , Zhao Haitong, a Xinjiang resident, describes his beating by two unidentified persons after visiting veteran pro-democracy activist Qin Yongmin in Wuhan. Zhao suffered an asthma attack after the beating. Qin calls on the authorities to investigate the case and bring...
The open letter (in Chinese) says that on September 19, Liu Ping ( 刘萍) and Wei Zhongping ( 魏忠平) , rights defenders and independent candidates for the People’s Congress in Xinyu, Jiangxi, were detained, strip-searched, verbally abused, and beaten by the local police in an 11-hour-long ordeal. The...
Liu Ping, one of the three independent candidates running for the local people’s congress of Xinyu City, Jiangxi Province, details the abuses and brutalities she and her two fellow candidates, Wei Zhongping and Li Sihua, have suffered since they began their campaigns. The brutalities include...
[Ye Jinghuan] Ye Jinghuan (野靖环), a Beijing petitioner and rights defender, describes his beating by police when he, along with nine others, went to petition at the Letters and Visits Office of the Ministry of Public Security. The police also subjected three fellow petitioners to body search before...
[Chen Guida's Death] Chen Guida, a Korean War veteran who worked for Tsinghua University for more than 34 years, spent the past few years negotiating with the University to reinstate his cadre status so that he could obtain the full retirement benefits accorded to cadres. On August 28, 2011, when...

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