December 2011 (11)
Dec 28 2011 12:00AM
China Human Rights Briefing December 21-27, 2011
China briefing highlights: Longtime Activists Get Heavy Prison Sentences for “Inciting Subversion”: Over the past week, Sichuan activist Chen Wei and Guizhou activist Chen Xi were each given a lengthy prison sentence in another clear s...
Dec 26 2011 12:28PM
Guizhou Activist Chen Xi Jailed for Ten Years for “Inciting Subversion” Another Heavy Sentence as Government Intensifies Crackd
(Chinese Human Rights Defenders, December 26, 2011) – Today, the day after Christmas, Chinese authorities sent another activist, Chen Xi (陈西), to prison for 10 years, with an additional 3-year deprivation of political rights for “incit...
Dec 23 2011 9:08AM
Veteran Democracy Activist Chen Wei Gets 9 Years for Speech Crime
Earlier today, the Suining Intermediate People’s Court in Sichuan Province heard the case against veteran activist Chen Wei (陈卫) for “inciting subversion of state power.” At the conclusion of the 2.5 hour hearing, the court rendered a...
Dec 22 2011 9:08AM
China: Authorities must drop charges against human rights activist
Amnesty International today called on Chinese authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Chen Wei, a human rights advocate set to stand trial on 23 December on charges of “inciting subversion of state power” over essays he...
Dec 22 2011 6:22AM
China Human Rights Briefing December 14-20, 2011
Veteran activist and “Jasmine Crackdown” detainee Chen Wei will be tried for “inciting subversion” on December 23, following the footsteps of prominent activists including Gao Zhisheng and Liu Xiaobo, whose trials took place right befo...
Dec 17 2011 6:04AM
Disappeared Lawyer Gao Zhisheng Ordered “Back to Prison” Highlights Law’s Arbitrariness in China
Chinese Human Rights Defenders, December 16, 2011) – The human rights lawyer and activist Gao Zhisheng (高智晟), who has been missing for the past 20 months, reportedly has been put “back in jail,” according to a brief English-language re...
Dec 15 2011 7:54AM
Briefing, December 7-13
Highlights Guizhou Activist Arrested As Rights Forum Declared “Illegal”: Guizhou activist Chen Xi (陈西) was recently arrested for “inciting subversion,” just days before authorities strongly moved to ban the Guizhou Human Rights Forum—o...
Dec 10 2011 10:09PM
Protesters Mark the 63rd anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
10 December 2011 Protesters from Chinese, Uyghur and Tibetan Solidarity UK and activists gathered outside the Chinese Embassy in London to mark the 63rd anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Protest images ---------...
Dec 9 2011 7:38AM
Human Rights Day 2011: A Dismal Year for Human Rights Defenders in China
(Chinese Human Rights Defenders, December 9, 2011) As the world observes Human Rights Day on December 10, CHRD notes that 2011 was one of the worst years in recent memory for human rights and human rights defenders in China. Activists...
Dec 8 2011 11:01AM
China human rights briefing: November 30-December 6, 2011
Ding Mao, Detained During Jasmine Revolution Crackdown, Released Into Residential Surveillance: Sichuan activist Ding Mao (丁矛) was released on December 1 after more than nine months in detention, but was ordered to serve six months of...
Dec 8 2011 11:01AM
China human rights briefing: November 30-December 6
Ding Mao, Detained During Jasmine Revolution Crackdown, Released Into Residential Surveillance: Sichuan activist Ding Mao (丁矛) was released on December 1 after more than nine months in detention, but was ordered to serve six months of...