March 2012 (8)
Mar 28 2012 11:44PM
Is the English PEN or the British Council endorsing the Chinese law that sentenced Liu Xiaobo to 11 years?

In a recent BBC interview, English PEN's Events Manager Sarah Hesketh, when asked why Liu Xiaobo was not invited to the London Book Fair, answered: '...Liu Xiaobo is a criminal according to the Chinese law, so the British Council...

Mar 28 2012 11:04AM
China Human Rights Briefing March 20-26, 2012

Top News • Dissident Xue Mingkai Reportedly Sentenced to Four Years for “Subversion”: Shandong dissident Xue Mingkai,detained over a year ago as part of the Jasmine Crackdown, has reportedly been sentenced to four years in prison for...

Mar 20 2012 6:21AM
China Human Rights Briefing March 13-19, 2012

Top News • Guangxi Lawyer Missing During “Residential Surveillance”: Human rights lawyer Yang Zaixin has gone missing after reportedly being ordered to “residential surveillance,” raising concerns about his fate and the application of...

Mar 14 2012 10:50AM
China Human Rights Briefing March 6-12, 2012

Harassment Around “Two Meetings” Period Continues: Authorities have maintained a tight grip on the movements of petitioners and activists, particularly in and around Beijing, with the National People’s Congress and the Chinese People’s...

Mar 11 2012 12:13AM
London Freedom March & Rally to commemorate Tibetan Uprising 53rd.

伦敦3月10日纪念西藏起义争取自由53周年游行集会 London Freedom March & Rally to commemorate Tibetan Uprising 53rd. #Tibet http://www.flickr.com/photos/29582880@N05/sets/72157629556564653/show/

Mar 9 2012 9:12AM
“We can dig a pit and bury you alive” Annual Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China, 2011

“We can dig a pit and bury you alive” Annual Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in China, 2011 Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD) Press release The state of human rights in China continued to deteriorate in the year...

Mar 7 2012 10:29AM
China Human Rights Briefing February 28-March 5, 2012

Top News Government Suppression Marks “Two Meetings”: To “maintain stability” around the “Two Meetings” in Beijing, Chinese authorities have intensified suppression of dissidents, activists, and petitioners in the capital and elsewhere...

Mar 7 2012 9:35AM
China must not legalize “disappearances” and ‘two-track justice’

A major overhaul of China’s criminal procedure law could legalize “disappearances” of people deemed “subversive” by the state through a dangerous extension of police power, Amnesty International said. In a memorandum to the country’s...