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In his letter (Chinese only) to the Guangzhou Municipal Bureau of Justice, lawyer Chen Wuquan (陈武权) explains why he wanted to defend Chen Kegui, the nephew of blind legal advocate Chen Guangcheng who is facing charges of intentional homicide as a result of defending himself against intruders who...
On August 3, 2012, Henan rural rights activist Hong Maoxian (洪茂先) was released from prison after serving a one-year sentence on conviction of “obstructing official business” and “destroying public property.” Hong’s prosecution arose following a clash between police and villagers in Fushan Township...
Following the release of an investigation report by Hunan provincial authorities which confirmed activist Li Wangyang’s (李旺阳) death as suicide, ten lawyers from mainland China and Hong Kong sent an open letter to the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (Chinese only). The lawyers...
Beijing-based disabled rights defender Ni Yulan (倪玉兰) was twice imprisoned for fighting against forced eviction. In April 2012, both she and her husband, Dong Jiqin (董继勤), were convicted of “picking quarrels and provoking troubles.” Ni was also convicted of “fraud” and was sentenced to two years...
Xiao Guozhen, a Beijing lawyer, was summoned for a police interrogation, which she thought might be because of her lead role in forming a group of attorneys to investigate the purported suicide of activist Li Wangyang. She issued an emergency notice stating that she might be taken away and...
In accepting the 2012 Ryszard Kapuściński Award for Literature in Warsaw, Poland, Liao Yiwu spoke exclusively about Li Bifeng. Li isa poet, a character in one of Liao’s books, and Liao’s former prison mate who was imprisoned twice following the 1989 June Fourth crackdown on the Democracy Movement...
In his poem (Chinese only), Guo Yongfeng, a Shenzhen-based rights defender—who considers himself a “new fighter for democracy”—expresses his admiration for a veteran who devoted his entire life to the cause of democracy in China as well has his anger towards the authorities which had brutally...
April 10, 2012, Beijing based disabled rights defender Ni Yulan (倪玉兰) was ordered to serve two years and eight months in prison and pay a fine of 1,000 yuan ($159) for “picking quarrels and provoking troubles” and “fraud”. Her husband, Dong Jiqin (董继勤) was also sentenced to two years in prison for...
On April 10, 2012, Xicheng District People’s Court of Beijing sentenced Beijing-based disabled rights defender Ni Yulan (倪玉兰) to two years and six months in prison for “picking quarrels and provoking troubles” and six months in prison with a fine of 1,000 yuan ($159) for “fraud.” The court ordered...
[Crackdown on Shanghai Rights activists] According to Shen Peilan (沈佩兰) , Shanghai petitioner and rights defender, Shanghai rights activist Feng Zhenghu (冯正虎) has been under house arrest for more than 20 days, and is currently sick and out of food. Shen said that on March 16, 2012, 28 Shanghai...

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