Countdown for China | Archive 2011 April | Amnesty International UK
April 2011 (13)
Apr 28 2011 7:02PM
China Human Rights Briefing Weekly  April 20-27, 2011
Highlights Sixth Arrest Related to “Jasmine Crackdown” Reported; Returned Lawyer Alleges Torture: CHRD learned this week that prominent activist Wang Lihong (王荔蕻) has been formally arrested by officials in Beijing. Wang, the sixth indi...
Apr 28 2011 5:25PM
A partial list of disappeared individuals under the Chinese regime (29 April 2011)
Ai Weiweiand all those have been detained, arrested, or ‘disappeared’ by the Chineseregime since February. The list also includes Tibetan prisoners of consciencedetained since 2008 and Uighur prisoners of consciencedetained since 2009...
Apr 26 2011 10:38PM
U.S. Must Give Teeth to Human Rights Dialogue with Chinese Government
(Chinese Human Rights Defenders, April 26, 2011) The two-day U.S.-China human rights dialogue will convene tomorrow in Beijing, despite worries by human rights activists about the hazards of repeating an exercise which allows both gove...
Apr 21 2011 2:58PM
China Human Rights Briefing Weekly  April 13-19, 2011
Highlights Activist Ni Yulan Becomes Latest Victim of “Jasmine” Crackdown: CHRD learned this week that housing rights activist and former lawyer Ni Yulan (倪玉兰) has been criminally detained in Beijing for “creating a disturbance.” CHRD...
Apr 15 2011 10:10PM
China Human Rights Briefing Weekly  April 6-12, 2011
Highlights “Jasmine” Crackdown Continues as Veteran Activist Zhu Yufu is Arrested: Pro-democracy activist Zhu Yufu (朱虞夫) was formally arrested this week for “inciting subversion of state power” by officials in Hangzhou City, Zhejiang P...
Apr 15 2011 7:52AM
Activist Ni Yulan Becomes Latest Victim of Jasmine Crackdown
FormerLawyer, Handicapped from Torture, is CriminallyDetained (Chinese Human RightsDefenders, April 14, 2011)Housing rights activist and former lawyer Ni Yulan (倪玉兰) has been criminallydetained in Beijing for “creatinga disturbance,” C...
Apr 10 2011 9:00AM
Looking for the missing sunflower seeds
On Saturday 9 April, London-based artists, writers andactivists spread a thousand of posters of 'Free Ai Weiwei' at Tate Modern on the artist's installation of a billion of sunflower seeds. Later, they invited 50 volunteers to read out...
Apr 8 2011 12:02PM
Nian Nian Bu Wang (Read Read Dont Forget)
London-based artists and activists look for AiWeiwei and all those disappeared by the Chinese regime Time: Saturday 9 April, 2pm Venue: on the lawn outside the river side entranceof Tate Modern A group of London-based artists and activ...
Apr 7 2011 10:03AM
A partial list of disappeared individuals under the Chinese regime (9 April 2011)
AiWeiwei (艾未未), artist, seized by police at Beijing’sCapital Airport and prevented from boarding a flight to Hong Kong on 3 April.Officials have yet to release any information about his whereabouts. Ai becomesthe most prominent victim...
Apr 7 2011 7:36AM
China Human Rights Briefing Weekly  March 31-April 5, 2011
Highlights With Disappearance of Ai Weiwei, Crackdown Continues to Escalate: On Sunday, artist and activist Ai Weiwei (艾未未) was seized by police at Beijing’s Capital Airport and prevented from boarding a flight to Hong Kong. Officials...
Apr 5 2011 1:43PM
AI: Chinese government wages campaign of harassment against lawyers
The Chinese government is waging a campaign of harassment and intimidation of lawyers, to stop them defending the dozens of activists and political critics rounded up by the authorities in the last two months.Since an anonymous online...
Apr 5 2011 12:48PM
AI Urgent Action 92/11- Activist Detained, Family Under House Arrest in China
Ding Fangguan (known as Gu Chuan), 30, a writer and human rights activist, was detained on 19 February. He has been held incommunicado since. He is at risk of torture and other ill-treatment. His wife Li Xinai, 28, and their two childr...
Apr 1 2011 6:00AM
China Human Rights Briefing Weekly  March 9-30, 2011
Highlights Harsh 10-Year Sentence Handed Down to Sichuan Activist Liu Xianbin: On March 25, the Suining City Intermediate Court in Sichuan Province convicted activist Liu Xianbin (刘贤斌) of “inciting subversion of state power” and senten...