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  1. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Ensure fair trial for GSK probe pair, Foreign Correspondents' Club urges Beijing

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:06am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Fair trial urged for FCC members in GSK case The Foreign Correspondents' Club has called on Beijing to ensure a fair trial for two of its members accused of illegally buying and selling private information. The club came out in support of Peter Humphrey and Yu Yingzeng, who will go on trial in Shanghai next month over investigations ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556678/ensure-fair-trial-gsk-probe-pair-foreign-correspondents-club-urges
  2. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    US Congress pokes Beijing with ‘Liu Xiaobo Plaza’ Washington embassy address proposal

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 11:23am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing China may soon have an unhappy address for its embassy in Washington. The House Appropriations Committee has included in its next year State Department budget a proposal to rename the stretch of road in front of the embassy “Liu Xiaobo Plaza”. Liu, a writer, was jailed over his involvement in Tiananmen Square. Later, in 2009, he was slapped with an 11-year sentence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1540182/chinese-embassy-may-find-itself-1-liu-xiaobo-plaza-us-congress-tables
  3. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Chinese-Australian artist to be deported after detention in Beijing

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 11:35am

    ... Associated Press in Canberra and Reuters in Beijing Guo Jian was taken into a 15-day custody on a visa-related matter, Beijing tells Canberra A Chinese-born Australian artist detained in Beijing before the 25th anniversary of the June 4 Tiananmen Square crackdown will be deported after 15 days in custody, Australia said on Friday. Guo Jian, a former protester in the 1989 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1526527/chinese-australian-artist-be-deported-after-detention-beijing
  4. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Australia seeks release of Chinese-born artist held in Beijing

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 11:23am by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says Sydney will "do what we can to release him" after reports 52-year-old Tiananmen veteran and Australian citizen Guo Jian had been detained in Beijing Australia said on Tuesday it is trying to confirm reports that a Chinese-born Australian artist had been detained in Beijing ahead of the 25th anniversary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1524358/australia-seeks-release-chinese-born-artist-held-beijing
  5. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Tibetan writer placed under house arrest 'over dinner invite from John Kerry's delegation'

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 12:58pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Rights advocate believes her acceptance of a meeting with the US delegation visiting China was the cause of couple's house arrest A well-known Tibetan writer said today that she and her husband have been placed under house arrest in Beijing as China plays host to US State Secretary John Kerry for the latest round of US-China talks. Tsering ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1550271/tibetan-writer-placed-under-house-arrest-over-dinner-invite-us-official
  6. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Jailed pastor's family escapes from China to the US after 'harassment by authorities'

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 01:20pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Zhang's daughter, son-in-law and grandchild spirited out of the country by activists via Southeast Asia Three family members of jailed pastor Zhang Shaojie ... blocked at Beijing’s airport on June 23 from leaving the country by Chinese security officials citing “national security”. Nanle and Henan police officers were also at the airport monitoring them, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555344/jailed-pastors-family-escape-china-us-after-harassment-authorities
  7. News - China Insider - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Rights lawyers publicly shamed by China's national bar association

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 12:47pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... he said, speaking on the phone from Beijing. “We don’t know yet what they are aiming for, but given what has happened in the past months, this might be an indication that they will take ... they believed to be unlawfully held at a state-run forestry and farming community there. The statement also named Teng Biao, a former law lecturer at the University of Politics and Law in Beijing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1544177/rights-lawyers-publicly-shamed-chinas-national-bar-association
  8. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Forced to go five-star: How China sends dissidents on all-expenses paid trips to keep them quiet

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 11:44am by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing As top Communist leaders gathered in Beijing, veteran Chinese political activist He Depu was obliged to leave town- for an all-expenses-paid holiday ... regularly exceeding Beijing’s declared military outlays. It has built a vast “stability maintenance” apparatus and President Xi Jinping has sought to further stifle dissent since his 2012 ascension ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1540832/forced-go-five-star-how-china-sends-dissidents-all-expenses-paid-trips
  9. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Beijing court upholds guilty verdict against rights lawyer Xu Zhiyong

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 01:09pm by Angela Meng

    ... Angela Meng angela.meng@scmp.com Four-year sentence for disturbing public order upheld; lawyer says decision 'made long ago' New Citizen activist Xu loses appeal Legal experts said Beijing's top court acted unfairly but predictably when it rejected rights lawyer Xu Zhiyong's appeal against his conviction for disturbing public order. The Beijing Municipal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1475845/beijing-court-upholds-guilty-verdict-against-rights-lawyer-xu-zhiyong
  10. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Lawyer denied bail after detention ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 12:46pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Police would 'likely' press charges against Pu Zhiqiang amid crackdown on dissidents A prominent lawyer detained in Beijing last month ahead of the 25th Tiananmen crackdown anniversary has been denied bail by the Chinese police. Well-known attorney Pu Zhiqiang was detained early last month after he attended a small meeting in a Beijing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1529171/ai-weiwei-lawyer-denied-bail-after-detention-ahead-tiananmen-anniversary

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