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According to informed sources, Xu Kun (许坤) , the imprisoned chief of Baihutou Village in Beihai, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, was recently transferred to a new cell at the Beihai No. 2 Detention Center where his five cellmates are picking fights with him daily. In light of the many unusual...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) urges the Chinese authorities to stop the crackdown on all those in China exercising fundamental rights protected by international and Chinese domestic law. The detention of Ai Weiwei (艾未未) is the most recent example of the Chinese government’s total disregard for the...
In recent years, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), comprising six states with deeply troubling human rights records – China, the Russian Federation, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan – is increasingly embraced by the international community as a partner in countering...
Ran Yunfei ( 冉云飞 ) , a well-known Chinese Internet writer and independent intellectual, was formally arrested on suspicion of "inciting subversion of state power" by the Chengdu Municipal Public Security Bureau. On Monday, March 28, Ran's wife, Wang Wei ( 王伟 ) , received the official arrest...
In a trial lasting less than two hours and marked with procedural irregularities, a Sichuan court sentenced Liu Xianbin (刘贤斌 ), a signer of Charter 08 and long-time advocate of democratic reform in China, to ten years in prison and two years and four months of deprivation of political rights.
Jin Haike (靳海科) and Xu Wei (徐伟) were released from prison on Saturday, March 12, after serving ten years each on the charge of “subversion of state power.” Both published essays on peaceful political reform and helped organize an informal study and discussion group, the “New Youth Society,” on...
In response to a question about what law the foreign journalists who were roughed up by police on February 27 violated, Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Jiang Yu (姜瑜) said on March 3, 2011: “Don’t use the law as a shield.” Jiang made the statement at a regular press conference during which...
In the following appeal, Ding Zilin (丁子霖) , a spokesperson of the Tiananmen Mothers, calls upon the Chinese authorities to immediately lift the house arrest of Liu Xia (刘霞) , wife of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波) . Liu has been confined with her communications cut off from the...
In an effort to stamp out any possible Jasmine Rally activities, the Chinese authorities continue to crack down on Chinese rights activists and lawyers, and resorted to violence against foreign journalists that marks an escalation of media censorship in China.
Three residents of Baihutou Village, in Beihai, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, were tried today for “illegal business activities,” in a case that is widely seen by Baihutou villagers as retribution for resistance against government requisition of village land. The defendants—Baihutou Village...

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