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2010 (132)
Dec 28 2010 4:53PM
China Human Rights Briefing Weekly  December 22-27, 2010

Highlights Happy Birthday Liu Xiaobo: December 28 is the 55th birthday of Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波), activist, intellectual and 2010 Nobel Peace Prize laureate. This is the third consecutive birthday Liu will spend in detention, and his first...

Dec 23 2010 7:06PM
China Human Rights Briefing December 14-21, 2010

Highlights Unidentified Group Attacks Lawyer Zhang Kai on Beijing Road: Beijing human rights lawyer Zhang Kai (张凯) was driving on Beijing's Third Ring Road the night of December 14 when he was run off the road by three cars filled with...

Dec 21 2010 7:41AM
China urged to release Uighur activist allegedly tortured in prison

Amnesty International (20 December 2010) renews its call onthe Chinese authorities to release an ethnic Uighur prisoner of consciencejailed on separatism charges after his family reported that he is beingtortured in a Xinjiang prison...

Dec 21 2010 7:37AM
I Dont Have a Choice over My Own Body The Chinese Government Must End its Abusive Family Planning Policy

A new report by CHRD, “I Don't Have a Choice overMy OwnBody,” documents the continuing suffering of countless women acrossChina from forced insertions of intrauterine devices (IUDs), sterilizations,abortions (including late-term...

Dec 15 2010 9:20PM
China Human Rights Briefing Weekly  December 8-13, 2010

Highlights Nobel Award Ceremony Marked by Empty Chair and Crackdown Domestically: As the Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee Thorbjørn Jagland symbolically placed the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize medal on an empty chair representing...

Dec 15 2010 7:21AM
Chinese Government Must Release Food Safety Activist Zhao Lianhai

UN SpecialRapporteur on the Right to Food ShouldRaise Zhao’s Case During his Mission to China (Chinese Human RightsDefenders, December 15, 2010)- On December 15, the UNSpecial Rapporteur on theright to food, Olivier De Schutter, begins...

Dec 9 2010 10:35AM
China Human Rights Briefing Weekly  December 1-7, 2010

Highlights As Petitioners Mark Legal Publicity Day with Mass Gathering, Thousands Seized: The government-organized “Legal Publicity Day,” held annually on December 4 since 2001, has taken on special meaning for Beijing’s petitioner...

Dec 8 2010 3:53PM
China Must End Political Repression, Release Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo

The InternationalCommunity Must Reject theChinese Government's Open Challenge to UniversalValues, Demand Release of AllChinese Prisoners of Conscience (Chinese Human RightsDefenders, December 9, 2010) – On December 10, HumanRights Day...

Dec 7 2010 1:22PM
Free Liu Xiaobo and prisoners of conscience action in London on eve of Human Rights Day

On Thursday 9 December at 1.00pm, representatives ofChinese, Uighur Tibetan Solidarity UK (CUTS UK) will be delivering a large replicaNobel Peace Prize medal to the Chinese Embassy in London. This action is takingplace to highlight the...

Dec 2 2010 7:30PM
Prime Minister urged to call for release of Liu Xiaobo on Human Rights Day

[2December 2010] Representatives of Chinese, Uighur & Tibetan Solidarity UK (CUTS UK, a coalition which includes Tibet Society) delivered a letter to Prime Minister David Cameron at Downing Street in the run-up to Human Rights Day on...

Dec 2 2010 10:58AM
China Human Rights Briefing   November 24-30, 2010

Highlights 12 Years Later, Democracy Leader Qin Yongmin Released from Prison: Prominent democracy activist and human rights defender Qin Yongmin (秦永敏) was released from prison this week following 12 years of incarceration for...

Nov 25 2010 6:56AM
China Human Rights Briefing Weekly  November 16-23, 2010

Highlights Little-Known Wuhan Activist Charged with “Subversion of State Power:” CHRD learned this week that Li Tie (李铁), a Wuhan City, Hubei Province-based democracy activist and online freelance writer, has been arrested on charges...

Nov 23 2010 4:48PM

TheChinese Constitution and particularly the Regional National Autonomy Law of 1984 (RNAL) is purported to guarantee autonomy for minorities. However, the law is challenged in its interpretation and implementation primarily due to the...

Nov 22 2010 11:51PM
Subversion Charge against Little-Known Activist Indicates Heightened Crackdown on Dissent in China

(Chinese Human RightsDefenders, November 22, 2010) CHRD learned last weekthat Li Tie (李铁), a Wuhan City, HubeiProvince-based democracyactivist and online freelance writer, has beenarrested on charges of“subversion of state power.” The...

Nov 21 2010 4:07PM
Incomplete mailing list of Tiananmen Prisoners

It has been 21 years since Beijing Massacre 1989, but thereare at least five Tiananmen prisoners who are still suffering and forced toengage in hard labor day and night today. For every entry of the list: first line is the name...

Nov 19 2010 5:12PM
Incomplete Mailing List of Uighur Prisoners of Conscience

For every entry of the list: first line is the name, Secondline is the address. 1. Nurmuhemmet Yasin (努尔莫哈提杨·亚辛)新疆维吾尔自治区第一监狱,乌鲁木齐喀什东路58号,邮编:8300002. Hairat Niyaz (海来特·尼亚孜)最高人民法院北京市东城区东交民巷27号, 邮编:100745 电话 (tel):010-67550114 Note...

Nov 17 2010 6:07AM
China Human Rights Briefing Weekly  November 10-15, 2010

Highlights Children’s Rights Advocate Zhao Lianhai Sentenced to Two and a Half Years in Prison: Zhao Lianhai (赵连海), founder of the website Kidney Stone Babies and a leading figure among parents seeking justice after their children were...

Nov 11 2010 2:30AM
Nobel Laureate Languishes in Prison, Police Harassment of Activists Rages On

One Month afterNobel Announcement, CHRD Urgesthe Chinese Government to Release Liu Xiaobo (Chinese Human RightsDefenders- November 8, 2010) One month after theNorwegian Nobel Committeeannounced its decision to award the 2010 Nobel...

Nov 11 2010 2:26AM
China Human Rights Briefing Weekly  November 3-9, 2010

Highlights One Month after Nobel Prize Announcement, Pressure on Activists Continues: The nationwide police mobilization which began on October 8 showed no sign of slowing as CHRD continued to receive reports this week of civil society...

Nov 7 2010 9:18AM
Open Letter to David Cameron and Nick Clegg

To: Rt Hon David Cameron MPTo: Rt. Hon. Nick Clegg MPCC: Members of Parliament and Citizens in the world06 November 2010 Dear Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minster, I am a former political prisoner from China living in exilein London...