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Authorities in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong have jailed a human rights lawyer for five years, RFA has learned. Chen Wuquan was found guilty of “picking quarrels and stirring up trouble” by a court in Guangdong’s Zhenjiang city and
Angry parents in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu clashed with officials and police last week, after 145 children got sick from expired vaccines. The victims, who range in age from three months to four years, suffered fever, skin rashes,
Li Wenzu, wife of disappeared human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang, has been awarded Sweden’s Edelstam Prize for “exceptional courage” in defending human rights, the organizers said. But the prize was presented to U.S.-based activist Yuan Weijing in her place, as
Authorities in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong have issued an “administrative punishment” to a rights lawyer who pursued a complaint about her treatment at the hands of local police. For the past two months, rights lawyer Sun Shihua has
Police in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong illegally detained and beat a human rights lawyer, a U.S.-based rights group has said on its website. Rights lawyer Sun Shihua was beaten and illegally detained by police at Hualin police station
A Chinese human rights lawyer persecuted by authorities for his support of oppressed communities, including Christians, was awarded the Shahbaz Bhatti Freedom Award on 29 August, the Epoch Times reports. The whereabouts of the lawyer, Gao Zhisheng, have not been
The wives of prominent Chinese human rights lawyers have called for continuing international media attention on the plight of their husbands, many of whom have suffered torture and forced medication while behind bars in a nationwide crackdown launched in July 2015.
Chinese rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang, who has been held in police detention without trial for three years, has been forced to take medication while in the custody of the Tianjin No. 1 Detention Center, his wife said on Thursday.
Three years after his ‘disappearance’ during a nationwide police operation targeting human rights attorneys, Wang Quanzhang has reportedly been seen by a colleague in the Tianjin No. 1 Detention Center, his wife said on Friday.
Authorities in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin have launched an “investigation” into associates of detained human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang, nearly three years after his incommunicado detention amid a nationwide police operation in 2015.
The ruling Chinese Communist Party is continuing to detain and otherwise persecute members of the country’s embattled legal profession, who have expressed public opposition to its plans to remove limits to the president’s terms in office, lawyers said on Friday.