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2012 (114)
Oct 26 2012 8:30AM
China Human Rights Briefing October 18-24, 2012

China Human Rights Briefing October 18-24, 2012 Contents Arbitrary Detention • Beijing Activist Ni Yulan’s Health Worsening, Medical Parole May Be Sought • Shanghai Activist Mao Hengfeng Criminally Detained After Being Seized in...

Oct 18 2012 12:39PM
Chen Kegui’s Case Sent to Prosecutors; Artists in Beijing Detained Over Anti-RTL Protest and more

Human Rights Briefing October 11-17, 2012 Contents Arbitrary Detention • Chen Kegui’s Case Sent to Procuratorate, Father Seeks Information Disclosure on Home Invasion • Artists in Beijing Detained After Calling for Abolition of RTL...

Oct 12 2012 4:20PM
China Human Rights Briefing October 2-10, 2012

Contents Arbitrary Detention Elderly Jiangsu Man Wrongfully Detained Over 4 Years for Murder Four Tibetans Given Harsh Prison Sentences After Secret Trials in Sichuan Harassment of Activists “Stability Maintenance” and Harassment...

Oct 2 2012 9:20AM
China Human Rights Briefing September 28-October 1, 2012

Contents Disability Rights • UN Committee Addresses Involuntary Psychiatric Commitment in China Special Notice • CHRD Makes UN Submission on Behalf of Imprisoned Activist Guo Quan Disability Rights UN Committee Addresses Involuntary...

Sep 28 2012 2:59PM
China Human Rights Briefing September 20-27, 2012

Contents Arbitrary Detention • Lawyer Yang Zaixin Released Into Bail After 15 Months in Detention Without Trial, Health Has Declined Harassment of Activists • Jiangxi Police Physically Abuse Activists Seeking Permits to Hold Rally...

Sep 26 2012 1:32PM
China Human Rights Briefing September 21-25, 2012

Contents Arbitrary Detention • Lawyer Yang Zaixin Released Into Bail After 15 Months in Detention Without Trial, Health Has Declined Harassment of Activists • Jiangxi Police Physically Abuse Activists Seeking Permits to Hold Rally...

Sep 20 2012 8:05AM
China Human Rights Briefing September 13-19, 2012

Contents • Arbitrary Detention Henan Petitioner Now Held Incommunicado More Than Seven Weeks • Harassment of Activists Activists Harassed for Actions Related to Anti-Japan Protests • Harassment of Human Rights Lawyers Guangzhou Lawyer...

Sep 14 2012 8:57AM
China Human Rights Briefing September 6-12, 2012

Contents Arbitrary Detention • Retrial Held for Seven Villagers Sentenced Over Election Protest • Media Coverage of RTL Case Adds to Public Debates on Extralegal System & Violations of Speech Rights Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or...

Sep 12 2012 7:45AM
China’s Revised Draft Mental Health Law Still Permits Discrimination Against People with Disability

September 12, 2012 On August 27, the National People’s Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) issued a revision of the October 2011 draft Mental Health Law[1], which unfortunately still falls far short of complying with the UN Convention...

Sep 6 2012 6:23PM
China Human Rights Briefing August 31-September 5, 2012

Contents Arbitrary Detention Henan Activist Zhou Decai Given Five-Year Sentence for Rights Defense Advocacy Harsh Punishment After Tiananmen Square Protest: Four Petitioners Imprisoned, Two Dozen Sent to RTL Dongshigu Village Again...

Aug 30 2012 8:25AM
China Human Rights Briefing August 24-30, 2012

Contents Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment & Punishment Shandong Man Forcibly Held in Psychiatric Hospital, More Such Revelations in CHRD Report Forced Eviction & Demolition/Land Expropriation Several Detained as...

Aug 23 2012 12:28PM
China Human Rights Briefing August 17-23, 2012

Contents Arbitrary Detention • Senior Monk in Sichuan Tortured, Sentenced to Seven Years for Disseminating Information • Chongqing Official Serving RTL for Online Posts, Lawyer’s Visit Blocked Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and...

Aug 22 2012 11:12AM
“The Darkest Corners”: Abuses of Involuntary Psychiatric Commitment in China

August 22, 2012 Press release One day in January 2008, Fujian website editor Cheng Tianfu was on his way to the train station to catch a train to Beijing when a group of men rushed towards him, dragged him away and shoved him into a...

Aug 16 2012 7:48AM
China Human Rights Briefing August 10-16, 2012

Contents Arbitrary Detention • Activist Zhu Chengzhi Arrested for “Inciting Subversion,” Had Questioned Circumstances of Li Wangyang’s Death • Activist Detained, Tortured for Seeking Information on China’s Human Rights Action Plan •...

Aug 13 2012 11:28AM
Release Zhu Chengzhi Immediately and Unconditionally

Amnesty international launched an urgent action: release Zhu Chengzhi immediately and unconditionally. Please see the AI document below: More: Free Zhu Chengzhi (自由朱承志) blog: http://free-chengzhi.blogspot.co.uk/ AI Document - China...

Aug 9 2012 12:28PM
China Human Rights Briefing August 3-9, 2012

Contents Arbitrary Detention • Villagers Detained and Tortured for Not Giving Back Demolition Compensation, One Given 10.5-year Sentence Harassment of Activists’ Family Members • Chinese Authorities’ Familiar Tactic: Threaten...

Jul 27 2012 9:02AM
China Human Rights Briefing July 20-26, 2012

Contents Arbitrary Detention Hunan Activist Xiao Yong Given Two-Year RTL Punishment Fujian Petitioners Punished in Beijing, One Sent to RTL After Trying to Visit Ai Weiwei Freedom of Expression and Access to Information Government...

Jul 26 2012 7:51PM
Chinese Communist Party and London 2012 Olympics

Dai Bingguo (戴秉国), State Councillor, will represent the Chinese Communist Party at the opening of London 2012 Olympics on 27 July [1]. Dai Bingguo [2] is one of the the highest-ranking figures of Chinese Communist Party with...

Jul 21 2012 8:57AM
US Must Pursue More Open, Results-Oriented Bilateral Human Rights Dialogue With China

(Chinese Human Rights Defenders, July 20, 2012) - The United States and China will hold the 17th round of their bilateral human rights dialogue in Washington D.C. on July 23 and 24. According to a State Department media note circulated...

Jul 20 2012 8:24AM
China Human Rights Briefing July 13-19, 2012

Contents Arbitrary Detention Artist Hua Yong Sent to RTL Over Tiananmen Massacre Performance Piece Beijing Activist Zhu Fuxiang Detained Nearly Eight Months Without Trial Jiangsu Farmer Detained After Attempted Self-Immolation in...

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