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December 2010 (11)
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...