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Authorities in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan are holding the elderly mother of jailed rights activist Huang Qi after detaining her in Beijing last December. Pu Wenqing, 85, has been a vocal campaigner for Huang’s release on urgent medical
China’s human rights activists continue to speak out on behalf of victims of the ruling Chinese Communist Party’s abuses of power, despite the threat of arbitrary detention, torture, and forced ‘disappearance,’ an overseas rights group said on Thursday.
Authorities in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong on Friday handed down a three-year jail term to a musician who sang about late Nobel peace laureate and political prisoner Liu Xiaobo. Singer-songwriter Xu Lin was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment
The mother of Chinese rights activist and website editor Huang Qi has been detained by official ‘interceptors’ in Beijing, who shoved her to the ground after she tried to take her calls for his release to the Chinese capital. Pu
Authorities in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu have formally arrested a prominent rights activist after he visited the grave of executed Mao-era dissident Lin Zhao. Zhu Chengzhi has been incommunicado since Apr. 29 when he was taken away from
A day before the United Nations conducts a review of China’s record on human rights, several groups on Monday called for the immediate and unconditional release of a veteran rights activist in its southwestern province of Sichuan. Citizen journalist and
Authorities in the southeastern Chinese province of Guangdong have announced a probe into the defense lawyer of detained rights activist Huang Qi, in a move that could remove his ability to represent his client, RFA has learned. Huang’s defense attorney
Four years after he helped to launch a mass civil disobedience movement for fully democratic elections, activist Joshua Wong is still facing a travel ban. Wong, who had begun serving a six-month jail term for his part in the storming
Authorities in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong on Thursday secretly tried a prominent anti-censorship campaigner on subversion charges after holding him for more than a year, RFA has learned. Zhen Jianghua was initially detained at his home in Guangdong’s
Concerns are growing over the health of a detained rights activist in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu, who has been held for nearly two years in pretrial detention. Ge Jueping was among a group of at least nine rights
Authorities in the central Chinese province of Hubei tried a veteran rights activist for subversion on Tuesday after holding him for 20 months in pretrial detention. Liu Feiyue, 48, who founded the rights website Civil Rights and Livelihood Watch, stood
Authorities in Beijing have placed a number of high-profile dissidents and rights activists under close surveillance in the wake of an announcement by the ruling Chinese Communist Party that it plans to remove limits to leaders’ terms in office.
On February 18, 2018, the third day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, Amnesty International Spain held an activity at Plaza de Callao to collect signatures for five Chinese human rights defenders, Liu Xia, Wang Quanzhang, Jiang Tianyong, Dong Guangping, and Ni Yulan.
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.