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  1. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Beijing court upholds guilty verdict against rights lawyer Xu Zhiyong

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

    ... new book, To be a Citizen: A Free China, said the public's momentum for change would not stop completely. "The truth is, we cannot wait for the party, which doesn't have the ability nor the desire to give China an open society. "The hope lies with Xu, and others like him, who will fight for civil rights no matter what happens to them." Three other New ...

  2. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Door on freedom of prisoners 'may be closing'

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 05:51am by AFP

    ... clemency "is not a sign of weakness, but a sign of confidence and strength". Kamm noted that US President Barack Obama's administration had won few concessions from China on human rights. By contrast, China earlier freed prisoners to meet specific goals, including ensuring the attendance of US president George W. Bush and other leaders at the 2008 Beijing Olympics ...

  3. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Heilongjiang police accuse four rights lawyers of 'disturbing order' after detention and alleged beating

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 01:20pm by Verna Yu

    ... centres”- de-facto jails built by local authorities across China to lock up Falun Gong followers, petitioners and members of other religious groups without proper legal procedures. The police ...

  4. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Released rights lawyer Zhang Junjie tells of beatings while held for questioning Falun Gong detentions

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 03:21am by Verna Yu

    ... in the early hours of Thursday morning and posted a gruelling account online yesterday of his ordeal in custody. After a medical examination, he told the South China Morning Post that three of his ribs ...

  5. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Sichuan quake activist Tan Zuoren defiant after release from prison

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 12:33pm by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Sichuan quake activist freed from jail Activist Tan Zuoren, who was jailed for five years after investigating the deaths of thousands of children in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, was released yesterday, said two fellow rights cam ...

  6. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Four rights lawyers detained after questioning Falun Gong detentions

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 05:02am by Verna Yu

    ... of Tang's detention was seen by the South China Morning Post. The whereabouts of the other two lawyers, Wang Cheng and Zhang Junjie, were unclear. Their accompanying clients- nine relatives ...

  7. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Activist jailed 18 months for June 4 protest bid

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 04:09am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Jailed 18 months for June 4 protest bid A Jiangsu court has sentenced a man to 18 months in jail for applying to hold a protest on the anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, his lawyer said. Gu Yimin was found ...

  8. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Inquiry into activist Cao Shunli's death sought

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 04:13am by Verna Yu

    ... six months in detention. Cao was stopped by police in September while attempting to fly to Geneva to attend the UN's Universal Periodic Review on China. She was brought to a capital ... which China has signed and ratified. In June, Cao and other activists launched a two-month sit-in outside the foreign ministry to press the government to allow activists to contribute to its ...

  9. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    US 'deeply disturbed' by death of Chinese dissident Cao Shunli

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 12:51pm by Reuters

    ... Human Rights Council, a body to which China was elected amid controversy last November. “The United States is deeply disturbed by reports that rights activist Cao Shunli has passed away ... in September. She was formally arrested in October on suspicion of “picking quarrels and provoking troubles,” the watchdog group Human Rights in China said. Human Rights in China had quoted Cao’s lawyer ...

  10. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Jailed Chinese human rights activist Cao Shunli dies in detention after denied treatment

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 05:09am by Reuters, AFP

    ... in Geneva of the UN Human Rights Council, a body to which China was elected amid controversy in November. The hospital informed Cao's brother yesterday that her condition had grown serious, ... on suspicion of "provoking quarrels and stirring trouble", the watchdog group Human Rights in China said. Liu Weiguo, a lawyer who has been acting on Cao's behalf, said he was "very ...




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