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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Jul 10 2019 11:44AM
Statement on the IOPC’s Final Report 关于英国监警会报告的声明
Statement on the IOPC’s Final Report 30 June 2019 On 26 June the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) published its findings and decision in response to the complaints that my wife and I filed following my unlawful arrests duri...

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We take literature seriously. As a tool for empathy, for education and for awareness-raising it is almost unrivalled.

Follow this blog to stay up-to-date with our latest publications and initiatives and to hear from guest writers passionate about human rights.

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Jun 17 2019 12:19PM
I’m not a refugee
Okay, let me be clear, I’m not a refugee anymore. I was a Refugee five years ago when I lived in Lebanon and back then, honestly, I didn’t publicly identify as a refugee.

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Amnesty works on almost every country on the planet. Our volunteer country specialists help us keep on top of reports and research about human rights abuses, and this is their take on our work.

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May 31 2019 5:08PM
Nasrin Sotoudeh: behind bars for defending others
I regularly met Nasrin outside the Iranian Bar Association in Tehran. We need amazing women like her to make great changes happen.

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It's still illegal to be lesbian, gay, transexual or intersex in too many countries around the world.

As Amnesty's LGBTI Network, we're working for a world where who you love isn't used as an excuse to discriminate against you. We're all human and all equal!

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May 17 2019 2:23PM
IDAHOBIT Spotlight: Khakan Qureshi, Activist and co-organiser of LGBTIQ+ Intersectionality and Islam Conference
Khakan Qureshi, Activist and co-organiser of LGBTIQ+ Intersectionality and Islam Conference, Pronouns: He/him IDAHOBIT is important to me for a variety of reasons. But the last few months, I feel, encapsulate why we need IDAHOBIT. In F...
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Apr 30 2019 4:19PM
The women risking their lives to save the planet
These Amazonian women are risking their lives to protect the world’s largest rainforest, defying huge political and economic interests.