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  1. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Chinese rights lawyer grilled by police over meetings with US envoy, ‘insults’ to officials

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 01:07pm by Reuters

    ... human rights lawyer about meetings with the former US ambassador to China, his alleged “insults” against senior officials and his frequent trips to Japan, his lawyer said on Tuesday. Pu ... among rights workers in China and the West. Beijing police have questioned Pu on his meetings with former US Ambassador to China Gary Locke, who had asked Pu to share his views on human rights ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1577646/rights-lawyer-pu-zhiqiang-grilled-police-over-meetings-us-envoy
  2. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Beijing police detain writer Huang Zerong, or Tieliu, 81

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

    ... Xiaoyuan, a rights lawyer and friend of Huang, wrote in a tweet on Sunday night. Huang was denounced as a "rightist" during Mao Zedong's crackdown on liberals after the Hundred ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1593449/beijing-police-detain-writer-huang-zerong-or-tieliu-81
  3. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Uygur scholar Ilham Tohti to go on trial for separatism this week, says lawyer

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 01:18pm by AFP, AP

    ... by a court in Xinjiang’s capital Urumqi, said Liu Xiaoyuan, his lawyer and a Chinese human rights specialist. Tohti, formerly an economics professor at Beijing University, was arrested earlier ... an attack by Uighurs outside a train station killed 31 people in the southern city of Kunming. Maya Wang, China researcher for Human Rights Watch, wrote on Twitter on Friday that Tohti faced between ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1591636/uygur-scholar-ilham-tohti-go-trial-separatism-week-says-lawyer
  4. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Wife of freed rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng fears husband tortured

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 10:26pm by Verna Yu

    ... for 'freed' rights lawyer Mainland human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng was released from prison yesterday, his wife said, but she believed he had been tortured in jail and voiced fears for his safety. ... western Xinjiang region this week to meet his brother. Maya Wang, a researcher at Human Rights Watch, also said she feared that Gao, like other high-profile activists released from prison, would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1568569/wife-freed-rights-lawyer-gao-zhisheng-fears-husband-tortured
  5. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    'He can't eat or talk': Gao Zhisheng's wife horrifed by state of his health after jail

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 08:38pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Beijing US-based family continues campaign to push for rights lawyer's release from house arrest for medical treatment The wife of Chinese human rights attorney ... international renown for his courage defending members of the outlawed spiritual movement Falun Gong and fighting for the land rights of farmers. After he was detained, he upset authorities by publicly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1575050/he-cant-eat-or-talk-gao-zhishengs-wife-horrifed-state-his-health-after
  6. 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 ... The seven rights advocates – some of whom had recently tried to investigate a sensitive Falun Gong case – “are not lawyers; the activities they pursue are unrelated to the legal profession”, ...

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

    Gao Zhisheng's wife wants him to seek treatment in US after 'horrific torture' in Chinese jail

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 12:34pm by AFP

    ... Chinese rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng suffered malnutrition and psychological abuse in prison, his wife said as she called for Beijing to let him seek treatment in the United States. Gao, who has ... he was imprisoned, according to Freedom Now, a rights group that is offering him free legal representation. Saying that Gao has been prevented from seeing a doctor since his release, Geng ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1573422/gao-zhishengs-wife-wants-him-get-treated-us-after-horrific-torture
  8. Lifestyle - Books - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Book review: The Slaughter, by Ethan Gutmann

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 08:02am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson The Slaughter by Ethan Gutmann Prometheus Books Pity anyone who enters China's penal system for any reason. Even "prisoners of conscience"- Uygurs, Tibetans, Christians and Falun Gong members- are systematically slaughtered ins ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1574190/book-review-slaughter-ethan-gutmann
  9. News - World - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Spanish High Court dismisses China human rights cases

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 10:45am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Madrid Spain’s High Court on Monday dismissed two judicial investigations into alleged cases of genocide and human rights violations by Chinese authorities under a new law ... perpetrators. China bristled in February when a Spanish judge issued arrest orders for former top Chinese officials as part of investigations into a 2006 human rights complaint by a Tibetan-Spanish monk ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539427/spain-high-court-dismisses-china-rights-cases
  10. News - World - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Rising hate speech in Europe could breed violence, UN rights chief warns

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 10:51pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Geneva Rights chief points to electoral gains by far right as she says politicians' xenophobia, racism and religious intolerance could breed violence U.N. warns on rising hate speech in Europe The recent rise in xenophobic rhetoric from European Union politicians could pave the way for violence and human rights violations, UN High Commissioner for Human ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1530303/rising-hate-speech-europe-could-breed-violence-un-rights-chief-warns

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