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Li Jianfeng ( 李建峰 ) , a former presiding judge in the Economic Department of Ningde Municipal Intermediate People's Court, Fujian Province, was sentenced to 16 years imprisonment on "subversion of state power" in 2002. Li denied the charges and maintained that his prosecution was in retaliation for...
This public appeal , in the form of a “Missing Person Notice,” is signed by 39 individuals who believe that rights defense activist, Yang Lin, has been “disappeared” by the authorities.
Following two open letters in August and September 2012 urging the Communist Party of China (CPC) to address corruption in the judicial system and redress the miscarriage of justice in their individual cases, this group of former police officers have issued three additional open letters [insert...
In a statement on the criminal detention of rights defender Zhao Changqing ( 赵常青 ) and lawyer Ding Jiaxi ( 丁家喜 ) in Beijing, the Alliance of Chinese Citizens for Rights Defense pointed out that such actions by the authorities would only lead to further unrest in an already unstable society, and...
Two short articles by Li Jinglin, one of the two former lawyers who represented Shenzhen police officer Wang Dengchao in his appeal against his 14-year prison sentence for “embezzlement” and “obstructing official business.”
Wang Dengchao in police uniform In 2012, Wang Dengchao (王登朝) , a police officer in Shenzhen, was sentenced to 14 years after being convicted of “embezzlement” and “obstructing official business.” Wang and his lawyers contend that these were trumped-up charges. Wang Dengchao previously caused a...
In this article (Chinese only), Shanghainese rights activist Feng Zhenghu (冯正虎) narrates how he sent a letter to CPC Secretary-General and PRC President Xi Jinping (习近平) in December 2012, with a complaint on how he spent 268 days in illegal detention in 2012, and what happened as a result.
In this brief article (Chinese only), veteran Guangdong-based rights defender Guo Feixiong (郭飞雄) summarizes the points he made in support of Southern Weekly during interviews and exchanges with other participates made at a rally before Southern Weekly Guangzhou offices. The significance of the...
On December 28, 2012, Wu Xuewei (吴雪伟) submitted this request (Chinese only) to the Shanghai Municipal People’s Congress and Standing Committee to discipline the Shanghai Municipal Committee on the Administration of Reeducation-Through-Labor for unlawfully depriving Wu of his right to visit his wife...
This application for administrative review (Chinese only) was submitted to the Shanghai Municipal Committee on the Administration of Reeducation-Through-Labor by Wu Xuewei (吴雪伟), requesting that the decision ordering his wife, Shanghai activist Mao Hengfeng (毛恒凤), to Reeducation-Through-Labor be...

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