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February 2012 (7)
Feb 29 2012 10:59AM
China Human Rights Briefing February 21-27, 2012

Top News Dissident Li Tie Transferred to Prison, May Face Hard Labor: Hubei dissident Li Tie, sentenced to 10 years in January for “subversion of state power,” was recently sent to Huangzhou Prison, where many of the inmates reputedly...

Feb 24 2012 2:02AM
China Human Rights Briefing February 14-20, 2012

Top News One Jasmine Crackdown Detainee Released, Another Transferred to Prison: Hubei activist Gao Chunlian was released “on bail” last week after nearly a year in detention, while Sichuan activist Chen Wei was transferred to Jialing...

Feb 18 2012 6:47AM
China Human Rights Briefing February 7-13, 2012

Top News Dissident’s Sentence Adds to String of Recent Harsh Punishments: On February 10, Hangzhou dissident Zhu Yufu was issued a seven-year sentence for “inciting subversion of state power.” Zhu’s punishment is the fourth reported...

Feb 9 2012 4:34PM
Xi Jinping’s US Visit During Escalating Crackdown on Dissent in China Sends Wrong Signal

(Chinese Human Rights Defenders, February 9, 2012) - The visit to Washington next week of Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (习近平), the presumptive next president of China, comes during an escalating crackdown on political and religious...

Feb 8 2012 8:38AM
China Human Rights Briefing January 31-February 6, 2012

Top News Activist Chen Xi Held in Remote Prison, Frostbitten From Cold Conditions: CHRD has recently learned that the Guizhou activist Chen Xi, serving a 10-year sentence for “inciting subversion of state power,” is being held in...

Feb 7 2012 5:57PM
Wednesday 8th February: global vigils for Tibet

To show world-wide solidarity with Tibetans in Tibet and call on China to stop killing innocent Tibetans [London, 7 February] On 8th February, Tibetans and supporters will gather at Chinese Embassies across the world to show their...

Feb 2 2012 8:03AM
China Human Rights Briefing January 24-30, 2012

Highlights Court Hears Case Against Zhu Yufu, Does Not Announce Verdict: On January 31, a Hangzhou court tried dissident Zhu Yufu on charges of “inciting subversion,” but did not issue a verdict after two-and-a-half hours of...