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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...
[Forced Eviction Case] In this public statement, Ye Guoqiang detailed his grievances against various authorities resulting from the forcible eviction of the Ye family from their home in Beijing in May 2003 to make way for Olympics-related construction. This eviction of the members from three...
[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...
On April 10, 2012, Beijing rights defender Ni Yulan (倪玉兰) was sentenced to two years and eight months of imprisonment for “picking quarrels and provoking troubles” and “fraud”. Her husband, Dong Jiqin (董继勤) was sentenced to two years in prison for “picking quarrels and provoking troubles.” The...
A profile of Zuo Xiaohuan (左晓环) , a Sichuan rights activist, written by fellow activist Huang Xiaoming. Zuo was detained by the Mianyang Municipal Public Security Bureau on May 28, 2010, and formally arrested on November 19, 2010, both on suspicion of inciting subversion of state power. Eighteen...

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