About this blog

Shao Jiang, a former prisoner of conscience for his active role in the 1989 pro-democracy movement, is a committed activist-scholar, who lives and works in exile in London. The academic interests focus on politics and media, social movement, democratisation, feminism, law in PRC and Hong Kong, autonomy & sovereignty & self-determination, international human rights mechanisms, comparative studies on development models and political institutions, theory and practice of Civil Society. Publications include Citizen Publications in China before the Internet (Palgrave, 2015).

 

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May 28 2017 2:46PM
Remembrance and Resistance – 28th Anniversary of Tiananmen 記憶與抗爭 – 伦敦纪念“八九六四”二十八週年
To mark the 28th anniversary of the 1989 pro-democracy movement, a candlelit vigil will be held outside the Chinese Embassy in London on June 4th. We will highlight the s...

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Find out more about how artists lend their voice to help Amnesty defend human rights and express what it mans to be human.

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May 24 2017 11:44AM
Artists for Amnesty – Spring Update
Kaiser Chiefs make some noise for Amnesty We started the year with a bang, working with our wonderful Ambassadors, Kaiser Chiefs, to highlight human rights on their tour....

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The Urgent Action Network is made up of 150,000 people around the world who are outraged by injustice and prepared to act swiftly at critical moments to stop it.

Urgent action is based on a simple idea: when someone is in immediate danger of serious abuse, the government responsible for perpetrating or failing to prevent that abuse will receive thousands of faxes, telegrams, emails and air-letters from every part of the globe. Those messages tell the authorities that the world is watching, and create pressure to stop the abuse.

We'll update you on Urgent Action cases, good news stories and other interesting facts and information we hear about from our campaigners.  We hope it will persaude you to join the Urgent Action Network!

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May 19 2017 4:06PM
Indonesia: Ahok conviction for blasphemy is an injustice
On 9 May, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, better known as Ahok, was convicted of blasphemy. He was immediately sentenced to two years in prison. This is despite evidence that his...

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Welcome to our priority campaigns blog, with the latest news and more indepth analysis of our bigger campaigns.

Our priorities change as human rights changes around the world, and right now we're focusing on our Stop Torture, My Body, My Rights, and Save the Human Rights Act campaigns. But you'll also find comments and updates on our work on Syria, LGBTI rights and human rights abuses by corporate companies.

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May 16 2017 4:00PM
Chelsea Manning, human rights heroine and trailblazing whistleblower, will walk free
Tomorrow Chelsea Elizabeth Manning will be a free woman. After seven years in detention – and until this January facing incarceration in military prison until 2045 – her...

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A daily comment on what's in the news and what should be in the news, from the Amnesty UK media team.

 

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May 11 2017 12:11PM
Miscarriage is not a crime
By Rajwinder Sahota, AIUK Country Coordinator for El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua On 8 May, Teodora del Carmen Vásquez marked another birthday locked away inside her...