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A few days before the Jasmine Rallies called for by Chinese organizers to be held in 23 cities on Sunday, February 27, the Chinese authorities have charged many activists with serious state security crimes, including “subversion of state power” and “inciting subversion of state power.” Those...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that on February 24, Shanghai authorities rescinded petitioner Mao Hengfeng’s (毛恒凤) medical parole just two days after her release from a Reeducation-Through-Labor (RTL) facility. Authorities cited her “illegal activities inconsistent with [the stipulations...
On February 20, inspired by the “Flower Revolutions” in Tunisia and Egypt, anonymous netizens in mainland China broke through official Internet censorship to call for a "Jasmine Revolution" in thirteen different cities. Prior to this, the Chinese authorities held a series of high-level meetings to...
In an open letter to the National People’s Congress, the organizers of the “Jasmine Rallies” call on the people to gather every Sunday at 2:00 p.m. in each of the designated places in 13 Chinese cities to continue to push for an end to corruption, an independent judiciary, and a government...
Chinese authorities have intensified their crackdown on rights defense activists. Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that the family of Beijing lawyer Tang Jitian (唐吉田) has not heard from him since he was taken away from his home by police on February 16, more than 48 hours ago. Tang was...
Jiang Tianyong (江天勇) , a Beijing-based lawyer, told Human Rights in China (HRIC) that on February 16 he was detained and beaten by police inside a police station. According to Jiang, around 3:00 p.m. he was taken to the Yangfangdian police substation in Haidian District immediately after he and a...
In a recently released video, blind lawyer Chen Guangcheng (陈光诚) and his wife Yuan Weijing (袁伟静 ) describe in detail the virtual imprisonment they have been subjected to in their own home in Shandong Province since Chen’s release from prison in September 2010. According to press reports, the couple...
Call for Photograph Submissions Topic: “China through Different Lenses” Deadline: Friday, March 11, 2011 In the past three decades, China has made important progress in economic development. At the same time, this progress has come with tremendous social costs, with adverse impact on many of China’...
Take Action in Year of the Rabbit! (Chinese Year 4709) Express Your Support for Imprisoned Activists and Rights Defenders in China The Chinese New Year is the most important holiday in Chinese tradition – a time for the whole family to come together. You can celebrate the New Year (which begins on...
In Memory of Szeto Wah (February 28, 1931 – January 2, 2011) “Rehabilitate June Fourth, fight for democracy, continue our efforts!” were Szeto Wah’s – Uncle Wah’s – final words to his fellow fighters for democracy. Szeto Wah devoted his life to social movements and the call for democracy. He...

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