April 2012 (29)
Apr 27 2012 10:14AM
Chen Guangcheng 陈光诚 flees house arrest, expressing fear of "extreme retaliation" against family members

Chen Guangcheng 陈光诚 flees house arrest, expressing fear of "extreme retaliation" against family members. please also pay attention to He Peirong (何培蓉 aka 珍珠) @pearlher,Guo Yushan (郭玉闪 ), who have disappeared http://is.gd/XLcK2b, http:/...

Apr 25 2012 8:55AM
China Human Rights Briefing April 18-23, 2012

Top News Authorities Deem Netizen’s Case “Secret,” Block Lawyers’ Visit: Guangzhou police recently blocked lawyers from seeing detained netizen Ou Ronggui,claiming his case “involves secrets,” and threatened Ou’s sister to drop the...

Apr 21 2012 1:42PM
Video: Panel Discussion – Independent Writings in China, Tibet and East Turkistan

Here are three video clips from the panel discussion held on 15 April, the eve of the London Book Fair, where independent scholars warned LBF2012 of being used by the party-state of the PRC as one of the latest outlets for...

Apr 20 2012 7:23PM
Voices of Poets Imprisoned or Banned in the PRC

In order to give the voice to those imprisoned or banned in the PRC, we staged guerrilla poetry protests throughout the London Book Fair. The last reading session took place at the Literary Cafe, kindly provided by the English PEN.

Apr 19 2012 8:47PM
The Great Banner-Wall of China at the London Book Fair 2012

伦敦书展的防火墙 The Great Banner-Wall of China at #LBF12 http://is.gd/Vas4JF @BritishCouncil @LondonBookFair @ReedExhibitions

Apr 19 2012 8:44PM
Poetry Protest

伦敦书展第3天,读诗抗议 Poetry Protest #LBF12 http://is.gd/P1j8gW @BritishCouncil @LondonBookFair @ReedExhibitions

Apr 19 2012 1:01PM
China Human Rights Briefing April 11-17, 2012

Top News Petitioner reported rape by interceptor, police refuse to investigate:in one of the most egregious cases of violence against petitioners, Zhu Guiqin from Liaoning Province reported to CHRD that she was raped by a man...

Apr 18 2012 8:45AM
Protests give voice to Tibetan, Chinese and Uyghur writers at London Book Fair

Tibet Society's report on actions at London Book Fair http://www.tibetsociety.com/content/view/267 Protests give voice to Tibetan, Chinese and Uyghur writers at London Book Fair [17 April] Tibetans were joined by Chinese and Uyghur...

Apr 17 2012 12:31PM
Chinese, Uyghurs, Tibetans and supporters protest at London Book Fair 2012

On the opening day of the 2012 London Book Fair, Liu Binjie, head of GAPP, cancelled his conference speech due to protests. The speech, including the punctuation, was read out on his behalf. The Chinese chair of the conference said:...

Apr 17 2012 7:27AM
Protests London Book Fair and Independent cultural events

Protests London Book Fair and Independent cultural events 4月15日晚伦敦书展前夜,中共在使馆晚宴遭抗议。http://t.co/viWI2rwB http://t.co/zAuwLl0b 4月16日伦敦书展抗议及独立文化活动 http://t.co/AIXg5Aqn There will be more protests.

Apr 15 2012 4:30AM
Writers in Prison (15)

Li Tie (李铁,pen name: Hua Hanwu, Jiuding Baotang, born in 1962), a freelance writer from Wuhan city, Hubei province, who was sentenced to 10 years in prison with additional two years deprivation of political rights on charges of...

Apr 14 2012 8:37PM
Writers in Prison (14)

Gheyret Niyaz (born 1959), a Uyghur journalist and webmaster who was arrested in October 2009 after speaking to foreign reporters in the wake of July 5 unrest in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. He was sentenced on 23 July...

Apr 14 2012 5:09PM
Panel Discussion: Challenges of independent writings in China, East Turkistan, and Tibet

On the eve of the London Book Fair (16-18 April) this seminar provides an alternative platform for Chinese, Uyghur and Tibetan writers and researchers living in a free democratic society, to share their peers' experience and challenges...

Apr 13 2012 9:47PM
Writers in Prison (13)

Wang Xiaoning (王小宁,pen name: Shi Cheng, Chen Ping, Tiandi Pingshu), an engineer and freelance writer who was arrested in 2002 for “inciting subversion of state power”. He is currently serving his 10-year sentence in Beijing No 2 Prison...

Apr 12 2012 6:02PM
Current Writers in Prison (12)

Nurmuhemmet YASIN (born 6 March 1974), a Freelance Uighur writer of the Uighur-language Kashgar Literary Journal, is currently serving a 10-year imprisonment in Urumqi No.1 Prison, Urumqi City, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region...

Apr 11 2012 7:55PM
Current Writers in Prison (11)

Dolma Kyab (born in 1976), a writer and history teacher arrested in 2005 at the middle school where he was employed. He was tried in secret by the Lhasa Intermediate People’s Court and was sentenced to ten and a half years in prison...

Apr 11 2012 7:03AM
China Human Rights Briefing April 3-10, 2012

Top News • Beijing Activists Ni Yulan, Dong Jiqin Sentenced: On April 10, activists Ni Yulan and Dong Jiqin, who now have been detained for one year, were sentenced. Ni was given two years and eight months in prison for the crimes of...

Apr 10 2012 11:23PM
Writers in Prison (10)

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated extracts from a poem by Dawa Dorje titled “Treaty on Man” (མི་ཡི་བསྟན་བཅོས་). According to the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy, Dawa Dorje, a writer in his 20s, has been detained since...

Apr 10 2012 6:52AM
Human Rights Activist Ni Yulan Sentenced to Two Years and Eight Months in Prison, Husband Gets Two Years

(Chinese Human Rights Defenders, April 10, 2012) – Today, Beijing human rights activist and legal advocate Ni Yulan (倪玉兰) was convicted of the crimes of “creating a disturbance” and “fraud” and sentenced to two years and eight months...

Apr 9 2012 7:56PM
Writers in Prison (9)

Chen Xi (陈西, born 28 February 1954), a freelance writer and human rights activist from Guizhou, is currently serving a 10-year imprisonment in Xingyi Prison, Xingyi City, Guizhou Province. Chen previously served three years in prison...