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August 2010 (6)
Aug 24 2010 1:02PM
AI: Proposed China death penalty reforms may have no great impact on executions

Amnesty International warned today that proposed reforms of China’s applicationof the death penalty may not result in significantly fewer executions. Chinese government news agency Xinhua reported today that proposed amendmentsto China...

Aug 21 2010 8:45AM
Sichuan Rights Defenders Convicted on Trumped-up Fraud Charges

(ChineseHuman Rights Defenders, August 20,2010)- This afternoon, the Ziliujing District People’sCourt in Zigong City,Sichuan Province convicted human rights defenders Liu Zhengyou (刘正有), Hu Yulan (胡玉兰), Ma Xingquan (马兴权), and Feng...

Aug 11 2010 12:26PM
China Human Rights Briefing Weekly  August 3-9, 2010

Highlights Liu Xianbin Case on Verge of Transfer to Courts: CHRD learned this week from lawyer Ma Xiaopeng (马 小鹏) that the “inciting subversion of state power” case against Sichuan Province democracy activist and human rights defender...

Aug 6 2010 10:23PM
Free Hailaite Gheyret Niyaz

Uighur journalist Hailaite Gheyret Niyaz was sentenced to 15 years in prison last week by the Chinese government, because he spoke to foreign journalists last year. A Public Letter by Citizens Urging the Release of Uyghur Journalist...

Aug 5 2010 12:33PM
China Human Rights Briefing Weekly  July 27- August 2, 2010

Highlights Authorities Move Forward with “Inciting Subversion” Case against Democracy Activist Liu Xianbin: In the past week, CHRD learned that the case against Sichuan democracy activist Liu Xianbin (刘贤斌) had been transferred to the...

Aug 3 2010 11:06PM
China's Highest Court Must Overturn Death Sentence Based on Confession Extracted by Torture

(ChineseHuman Rights Defenders- August 3, 2010)Last week, following the transfer of Fan Qihang’s (樊奇杭)case to the Supreme People’s Court fora review of his death sentence, Zhu Mingyong (朱明勇),lawyer for the alleged Chongqing mobboss...