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  1. News - China Insider - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Chinese prisoner returns home after jail to find government has sold his house

    Posted Oct 22nd 2013, 03:00pm by Amy Li

    ... Amy Li chunxiao.li@scmp.com Upon returning “home" after serving 23 years in jail, 45-year-old Shaanxi villager Jia Xinde was confused by what he saw: a new building was standing on the site of his old shabby house in Guchuan village, Baoji city. Not only was his old house gone, Jia later found out that the occupants of the new house were his former neighbours. They told Jia ...

  2. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Another activist detained, US group says

    Posted Aug 17th 2013, 07:25pm by AFP

    ... for Yang's arrest, apparently issued on August 8. Yang, better known by the pen-name Guo Feixiong, has campaigned for freedom of speech and has aided villagers who had accused local officials ... villagers in Taishi, Guangdong, in a failed attempt to fire their village chief in 2005. Additional reporting by Adrian Wan ...

  3. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Lawyer and sister fear dissident Guo Feixiong has been mistreated

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 05:39am by Verna Yu

    ... exposed official corruption in Shenyang. Guo was also detained and beaten in 2005 and 2006 after he helped residents in the Taishi village in Guangdong in their attempt to unseat corrupt local ...

  4. News - China Insider - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Supporters demand billionaire activist's release following 'black Friday' of multiple arrests

    Posted Sep 14th 2013, 10:52am by Amy Li

    ... was detained in August in Shandong Province,  was notified by police of his official arrest. Chen was detained along with seven other villagers for protesting against the forced demolition ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Investigation reveals appalling living conditions of asylum seekers

    Posted Sep 08th 2013, 12:00am by DANNY LEE

    ... the rusty fencing are communities priced out of the simplest of village houses- and all paid for from government funding. Some residents have spent six years living in the same shacks, which ...

  6. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng to join conservative US think tank

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 09:28am by Reuters in New York

    ... in Dongshigu village in China’s Shandong province. He had enraged local officials by exposing illegal forced abortions and attempting to file a class-action lawsuit for the affected families. He sought ...

  7. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Chen Guangcheng praises Taiwan democratisation as example for mainland China

    Posted Jun 26th 2013, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... province, put Sino-US relations to the test when he fled house arrest in his village in April last year and took refuge in the US embassy in Beijing. A spokesman for Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou ...

  8. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Controversial list of 'illegal' petitioners is halted

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... is not going to change" despite the ranking system being halted. A village official in Hebei, who declined to be named, said the current petition system forced local officials to detain ... the official from a village not far from Beijing. "Especially for officials from villages close to the capital, we have to keep an eye out 24 hours a day to stop petitioners." ...

  9. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Activists' families targeted in harassment campaign

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... put up around the village. Then, on May 9, he was intercepted by a black car. Two unidentified men jumped out and beat and kicked him. His 80-year-old mother's phone line was cut and his ... pressured his employer, while fellow villagers feared being punished for talking to the family of a "traitor". In March, a family planning official went looking for Kegui's son, aged ...

  10. News - Asia - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Human Rights Watch accuses Myanmar of ‘ethnic cleansing’

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 01:19pm by AFP

    ... on Muslim villages in October in the western state of Rakhine, HRW said. “The Burmese government engaged in a campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya that continues today through ...




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