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[CHRB] Sentences, Trials, Arrests in Ongoing Crackdown: A CHRD Guide (4/18-4/24/2014)

[CHRB] Sentences, Trials, Arrests in Ongoing Crackdown: A CHRD Guide (4/18-4/24/2014)

What is the current situation of individuals, including participants in the New Citizens’ Movement, who were swept up by Chinese authorities last year in President Xi Jinping’s strident crackdown on civil society? Since March 2013, CHRD has documented the detentions of 70 people—including activists, lawyers, and other citizens—and monitored their situation and changing status. Of...
Cao Shunli (曹顺利) Nominated for Martin Ennals Award 2014

Cao Shunli (曹顺利) Nominated for Martin Ennals Award 2014

Cao Shunli (曹顺利) Selected as One of Three Final Nominees for the Martin Ennals Award 2014. This award is selected by the International Human Rights Community (See Jury Below) and given to Human Rights Defenders who have shown deep commitment and face great personal risk. The aim of the award is to highlight their work...
Cao Shunli & Her Legacy

Cao Shunli & Her Legacy

Activist Cao Shunli’s death on March 14, 2014, showed the lengths that China’s leaders are willing to go to suppress civil society voices. Cao Shunli unwaveringly pursued the goal to make use of international human rights mechanisms to improve rights conditions in China. As she said: “In China, those involved in drafting the government’s reports...
Individuals Detained in Crackdown on Peaceful Assembly, Association & Expression

Individuals Detained in Crackdown on Peaceful Assembly, Association & Expression

Since March 2013, Chinese police have taken into custody dozens of citizens in a crackdown meant to suppress peaceful assembly, association and expression around the country. As of April 23, 2014, 70 individuals are known to have been criminally detained or disappeared in Beijing and many provinces. Among those detained, 44 are known to have...
[CHRB] Lawyer Detained for Driving Car with Anti-Corruption Slogans upon Arriving at Ding Jiaxi’s Trial (4/11-4/17/2014)

[CHRB] Lawyer Detained for Driving Car with Anti-Corruption Slogans upon Arriving at Ding Jiaxi’s Trial (4/11-4/17/2014)

Guangdong lawyer Wang Quanping (王全平) was criminally detained on a charge of “creating a disturbance” by Beijing police. Wang had driven to Beijing all the way from Jiangmen City in Guangdong with his car painted with sarcastic messages mocking the government’s persecution of New Citizens’ Movement members. Shenzhen labor rights NGO staff Jian Hui (简辉)...
Four New Citizens’ Movement Activists Sentenced in Beijing

Four New Citizens’ Movement Activists Sentenced in Beijing

Four New Citizens’ Movement Activists Sentenced in Beijing The Haidian District People’s Court announced guilty verdicts on April 18 for lawyer Ding Jiaxi (丁家喜) as well as activists Li Wei (李蔚), Zhao Changqing (赵常青), and Zhang Baocheng (张宝成) who were all tried last week in Beijing (see report). Ding was sentenced to three and a...
人权捍卫者(CHRD)声明: 中国政府必须制止对律师的暴力侵害-调查酷刑事件、追究罪责、保障律师安全

人权捍卫者(CHRD)声明: 中国政府必须制止对律师的暴力侵害-调查酷刑事件、追究罪责、保障律师安全

人权捍卫者 (CHRD)对近日发生在黑龙江的多名律师及他们的声援者遭到来自警察和暴徒的暴力侵害感到震惊。这是又一起维权律师因捍卫被代理人的权利而遭到报复性攻击的恶性事件。3月21日,黑龙江省建三江市的警察关押了四名代理遭到非法羁押的法轮功学员的律师:张俊杰、江天勇、唐吉田和王成。随后,警察又抓了赶来呼吁要求释放四名律师的其他律师和公民。前后共有至少23人被行政拘留。截至目前,仍有15位公民被关押。CHRD强烈要求中国政府调查这一系列事件件中所涉及的暴力侵害、任意羁押、和对这些律师和公民实施的恐吓威胁,并追究相关人员的刑事责任。
China Has Obligation to End Violence Against Lawyers

China Has Obligation to End Violence Against Lawyers

CHRD is alarmed at the recent violent attacks by police and thugs against dozens of lawyers and their supporters in Heilongjiang Province, in another episode of human rights lawyers being assaulted in retaliation for defending their clients. Since initially detaining four lawyers on March 21—Zhang Junjie (张俊杰), Jiang Tianyong (江天勇), Tang Jitian (唐吉田), and Wang...
Job Opening

Job Opening

The Network of Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD) is hiring a full-time Researcher. We are looking for someone with the following skills and knowledge: ability to research and analyze important human rights developments in China; excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Mandarin Chinese; fluent/native reading ability in Chinese, particularly for information related...
Prisoner of Conscience - Liu Ping

Prisoner of Conscience – Liu Ping

Liu Ping 刘萍 Crime: Unlawful assembly, using a cult to undermine implementation of law, and gathering a crowd to disrupt order of a public place Length of Punishment: N/A Court: Yushui District People’s Court (Jiangxi) Trial Date: December 3, 2013 Sentencing Date: N/A Dates of Detention/Arrest: April 27, 2013 (detained); June 4, 2013 (arrested) Place...
Prisoner of Conscience - Xu Zhiyong

Prisoner of Conscience – Xu Zhiyong

Xu Zhiyong (许志永), a prominent Beijing professor and rights activist, had his home searched and personal properties confiscated by police before he was taken away in July 2013. Before that, Beijing police had subjected Xu to unlawful house arrest for over four months. One of his lawyers has consistently been denied access to visit Xu...
Prisoner of Conscience - Ding Jiaxi

Prisoner of Conscience – Ding Jiaxi

Ding Jiaxi Ÿ丁家喜   Crime: Gathering a crowd to disrupt order of a public place Length of Punishment: three years and six months Court: Haidian District People’s Court Trial Date: April 8, 2014 Sentencing Date: April 18, 2014 Dates of Detention/Arrest: April 17, 2013 (detained); May 24, 2013 (arrested) Place of Incarceration: Beijing No. 3 Detention...
Prisoner of Conscience - Liu Xiaobo

Prisoner of Conscience – Liu Xiaobo

 Liu Xiaobo  刘晓波 Current Detention Crime:  Inciting subversion of state power  Length of Punishment:  11 Years Court:  Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People’s Court  Trial date: December 23, 2009 Sentencing date:  December 25, 2009 Dates of Detention/Arrest:  December 8, 2008 (detention); June 23, 2009 (arrest) Place of Detention: Jinzhou Prison (Dalian City, Liaoning Province) Verdict: Beijing First...
Deprivation of Liberty and Torture/Other Mistreatment of Human Rights Defenders in China (Partial data, updated 12/31/2013)

Deprivation of Liberty and Torture/Other Mistreatment of Human Rights Defenders in China (Partial data, updated 12/31/2013)

CHRD has released partial data on human rights defenders (HRDs) who have been detained or subjected to torture and other forms of mistreatment since January 1, 2012. Compiling information through December 31, 2013, the data include records on approximately 500 new cases since March 1, 2013, including individuals seized in the ongoing crackdown against peaceful...

Select Profiles of Prisoners of Conscience

CHRD profiles selected individuals who have been sent to prison or Re-education through Labor in retaliation for their human rights activism or exercising their universal rights. Some of them have already been released.

Report Submitted by The Network of Chinese Human Rights Defenders & a Coalition of NGOs to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights for its Review at the 52nd Session of the Second Report by the People’s Republic of China on Its Implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights – April 2014

The Network of Chinese Human Rights Defenders & a Coalition of NGOs - Report Submitted to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights for its Review at the 52nd Session of the Second Report by the People’s Republic of China on Its Implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights -...