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  1. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Beijing police detain writer Huang Zerong, or Tieliu, 81

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 04:29am by AP

    ... Associated Press and Patrick Boehler Beijing police come knocking for writer 'Tieliu', 81 A well-known 81-year-old writer was taken from his Beijing home and detained by police, his wife said yesterday, adding that he had written several articles critical of a senior politician recently. Police took away Huang Zerong, better known as Tieliu, on Sunday and issued ...

  2. News - China Insider - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Rights lawyers publicly shamed by China's national bar association

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

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com In a rare move, China’s national bar association named and shamed seven lawyers who have fought some of the country’s highest-profile human rights cases by calling them frauds in a statement published in an official newspaper. The statement has raised concerns that a further crackdown on outspoken legal professionals might follow soon.  ...

  3. News - China Insider - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Liu Xia, Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo’s wife, awaiting hospital treatment: family friends

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 02:48pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo’s wife, Liu Xia, who is under house arrest in Beijing, is suffering from heart disease and is awaiting treatment, according to a family friend. Liu Xia, 53, was rushed to a Beijing hospital several days ago, where doctors diagnosed a heart malfunction, which required further treatment, a family friend ...

  4. News - China Insider - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Spanish court indicts China's ex-president Hu Jintao on genocide charges

    Posted Oct 11th 2013, 12:38pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Spain’s National Court has agreed to hear charges of genocide against former Chinese President Hu Jintao. On Thursday, the court’s criminal division ruled in favour of an appeal by Tibetan exile groups allowing the indictment of Hu, a request which had been dismissed in June by the same court. The court, which handles crimes against ...

  5. News - China Insider - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Rights lawyer Tang Jitian detained over Falun Gong case

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 02:01pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Tang Jitian, an outspoken advocate for religious freedom in China, has been detained in Jixi, a small town bordering Siberia, after he tried to help a man whose wife had been placed in a labour camp on suspicion of being a Falun Gong member. Tang and the man he was helping, Yang Kaicheng, were detained last Wednesday afternoon ...

  6. News - China Insider - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Billionaire liberal activist Wang Gongquan formally arrested

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 12:37pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Lawyer confirmed formal arrest of investor and prominent support of Xu Zhiyong Outspoken human rights advocate Wang Gongquan, who has been detained by police for more than a month on charges of disturbing public order, has been formally arrested, according to his lawyer. “I was informed by Beijing prosecutors on the phone that Wang Gongquan ...

  7. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Amnesty International launches Chinese-language website

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 03:40pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com International human rights advocacy group Amnesty International has launched a Chinese-language website  as part of its efforts to reach out to a Chinese-speaking audience, even though the site remains inaccessible to most on the mainland.  "This is a benchmark in the organisation's ongoing efforts to engage Chinese-speaking human rights ...

  8. News - China Insider - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Detained activist Xu Zhiyong calls for 'courageous citizens to stand up' in secret video

    Posted Aug 08th 2013, 10:43am by Ivan Zhai and Patrick Boehler

    ... Ivan Zhai and Patrick Boehler Chinese activist Xu Zhiyong, in police custody since mid-July, has released a video message from his cell, calling on his compatriates "to be citizens" and hold up the rights and obligations laid down by the nation's constitution. "No matter how corrupted and absurd society is, this country needs some courageous citizens ...

  9. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Journalist Xiao Shu held after calling for activist Xu Zhiyong's release

    Posted Aug 02nd 2013, 05:36pm by Patrick Boehler, Adrian Wan and Reuters

    ... Patrick Boehler, Adrian Wan and Reuters Journalist who sought activist’s release held Veteran mainland journalist Xiao Shu was taken by police from a Beijing restaurant yesterday- in an apparent effort to halt his campaign for the release of legal activist Xu Zhiyong. "[Xiao Shu] told me in a WeChat message around 2pm that home security officers were taking him out ...

  10. News - China Insider - HUMAN RIGHTS

    First New Citizen Movement activists to stand trial in China

    Posted Oct 11th 2013, 11:16am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler At least three members of the New Citizen Movement, a group of activists calling for the respect of human rights and government transparency in China, are expected to stand trial the southeastern province of Jiangxi province within two weeks. Liu Ping, Wei Zhongping and Li Sihua are the first members of the grassroots movement to stand trial this year. Chinese ...



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