A Tibetan monk jailed for six years for taking part in Tibetan freedom protests has been freed from prison in China’s Sichuan province after serving his full term, but has suffered permanent injuries to his legs from beatings while in custody, Tibetan sources say.
The family members of detained Chinese human rights lawyer Yu Wensheng, who is currently detained on suspicion of subversion, have been denied permission to visit him, while another prominent rights lawyer is fighting a decision to have him debarred from the profession, RFA has learned.
A Tibetan monk jailed for five years for his writings on politically sensitive topics has been released from prison in China’s Qinghai province after serving his full term, but is now banned from speaking at public gatherings, Tibetan sources say.
Authorities in southwestern China’s Sichuan province have moved to try a prominent rights activist on state secrets charges following multiple delays to his case after losing a key member of his defense team, and amid growing concerns for his health and personal safety.
A petitioner in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu has died suddenly amid an ongoing battle for redress over her treatment at the hands of local family planning officials, RFA has learned.