April 2010 (15)
Apr 29 2010 1:10PM
Commemoration of the 42th anniversary of Lin Zhao's death
Several human rights activists were detained due to theircommemoration of the 42th anniversary of Lin Zhao's death. Lin Zhao, born in 1932, was executed on April 29, 1968. Shewas labeled as a“rightist” during the Anti-Rightist Campaign...
Apr 29 2010 11:31AM
Chinese Government Silences Activists Ahead of Shanghai World Expo
(ChineseHuman Rights Defenders, April 28, 2010) Asthe 2010 Shanghai World Expo opens on May 1, conspicuously absent fromthefestivities will be the residents of Shanghai who have lost theirhomes,businesses, and freedom to exercise their...
Apr 27 2010 10:23PM
China Human Rights Briefing Weekly  April 20-26, 2010
Freedomof Assembly OneBeijing Activist Harassed, AnotherMissing After Applying to Protest Onthe afternoon of April 23, Beijing human rightsactivist Li Jinping (李金平)traveled to the Law and Order Unit of the Beijing Municipal PublicSecur...
Apr 27 2010 8:54AM
The environment for human rights advocacy in China has deteriorated substantially in the past year 2009
(Chinese Human Rights Defenders, April 26, 2010) – In its Annual Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China (2009) , released today, Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD) findsthatthe environment for human rights advoca...
Apr 27 2010 8:36AM
AI URGENT ACTION: HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER AT RISK OF TORTURE
Chinese human rights defenderMao Hengfeng is at risk of being tortured or otherwise ill-treated in policecustody. She is believed to be held incommunicado in Yangpu District policedetention centre in the port city of Shanghai. She is a...
Apr 22 2010 11:01AM
China: Ensure rule of law by ending harassment of lawyers
Amnesty International 21 april 2010 Escalating harassment of Chinese lawyers as they carry out their work is seriously undermining the rule of law, and risks further lowering public trust in the Chinese legal system. Two prominent righ...
Apr 21 2010 1:22PM
AI URGENT ACTION: LIFE SENTENCE FOR 18-YEAR-OLD, UNFAIR TRIAL
18-year-old Noor-Ul-IslamSherbaz was sentenced to life imprisonment on 13 April 2010, followingdemonstrations and subsequent violence in western China in July 2009. Histrial was unfair and his confession may have been extracted under t...
Apr 21 2010 1:14PM
AI URGENT ACTION: THOUSANDS AT RISK OF FORCED STERILIZATION
Local officials aim tosterilize 9559 people by 26 April, some against their will, in a driveto meet family planning targets in Puning City, Guangdong Province, southernChina. According to reports in theChinese media, on 7 April the loc...
Apr 19 2010 1:54PM
Earthquake in Tibet, A Tibetan Blogger Asks...
The death toll from an earthquake in Tibetan area last week reached 1,944 today according to official statistics. HighPeaks Pure Earth has translated a blogpost originally written in Chinese by a Tibetan blogger calling themselves "The...
Apr 19 2010 1:00PM
Three Fujian Digital Activists Convicted as Thousands Gather in Landmark Protest
(ChineseHuman Rights Defenders- April 16, 2010) Fujianactivists Fan Yanqiong (范燕琼),Wu Huaying (吴华英),and You Jingyou (游精佑)were convicted of "slander" today forposting articles and video online urging government officials toinvestigateth...
Apr 14 2010 7:42AM
China Human Rights Briefing Weekly  April 7-12, 2010
Highlights Home of Activist Gu Chuan Raided: Police interrogated Beijing human rights activist Gu Chuan (古川) for seven hours on April 9. While he was in detention, another group of officers raided his home, seizing computers, personal...
Apr 10 2010 10:30AM
Police Raid Home of Beijing Activist Gu Chuan as Pressure on Human Rights Defenders Increases
(ChineseHuman Rights Defenders- April 9, 2010)Plainclothes police officers seized writer and human rights activist GuChuan (古川)as he left his Beijing home this morning, taking him in for seven hoursofinterrogation. While Gu was being q...
Apr 8 2010 5:42PM
Free Hu Jia
Human Rights defender Hu Jia, handcuffed and shackled in legchains, was barely able to move when his mother visited him in a prisonhospital in Beijing in the end of this March. Doctors discovered a growth on Hu’s liver last month. Hu J...
Apr 7 2010 11:38AM
China Human Rights Briefing Weekly  March 31-April 6, 2010
Highlights CHRD’s website still inaccessible, temporary website also attacked: CHRD’s Chinese-language website, www.crd-net.org , remains inaccessible following directed denial of service (DDoS) attacks which began on March 25. On Apri...
Apr 1 2010 9:27AM
China Human Rights Briefing 23-30 March 2010
Highlights CHRD Website Hacked on Heels of Google, Go Daddy Statements : CHRD’s Chinese-language website, www.crd-net.org , was targeted for the second time this year by a series of directed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. These atta...