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Jun 6 2018 1:49PM
Never Forget Never Give Up– 29th Anniversary of Tiananmen
On Sunday the 3rd of June, 7pm-9pm, over 40 people gathered in front of the Chinese Embassy in London to commemorate the Prodemocracy Movement in1989. Participators highlighted the citizens who were killed at Muxidi in the Massacre by...

End Action: Tibetan activist sentenced to five years in jail in China

Prisoner of conscience Tashi Wangchuk was given a five-year prison sentence for “inciting separatism” on 22 May 2018

3rd Update on UA 079/16 issued 30/05/2018

Urgent Action update: Activist trying to seek medical care detained in China

Xing Wangli was taken away by local government personnel while he was seeking medical care and legal assistance.

1st update on UA 202/16 isssued 28/05/2018
May 21 2018 10:22AM
London: 29th anniversary of the Tiananmen massacre vigil
On Sunday the 3th of June, 7pm-9pm, we will gather outside the Chinese Embassy in London to hold a candlelight vigil commemorating victims of the Tiananmen Massacre in 1989. Protestors will mark the names of known victims of the massac...

Urgent Action update: Poet under illegal house arrest in China ‘prepared to die’

Liu Xia, widow of late Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, said that she is prepared to die in recent conversation

1st Update on UA 270/17 issued 08/05/2018

Urgent Action update: Fears for detained human rights defender's life in China

Huang Qi, founder and director of Sichuan-based human rights website “64 Tianwang” is seriously ill.

4th update on UA 284/16 issued 02/05/2018
May 5 2018 5:39PM
Liu Xia's current situation
According to the phone call from a friend of Liu Xia and late Liu Xiaobo on 30 April, Liu Xia said she is ready to die if she can ’ t leave China. A US diplomat told the media yesterday that Liu Xia ’ s movement and her right to leave...

China: Banning of Peppa Pig a 'ridiculous new example of state crackdown'

Responding to news that the Chinese government has removed an estimated 30,000 Peppa Pig videos from the internet, Patrick Poon, Amnesty International’s China researcher, said: “Banning Peppa Pig is further proof of just how sensitive the Chinese government’s censorship is. “Last year, outlawing Winnie-the-Pooh was laughed at, and now we have a ridiculous new example of the state’s crackdown on the freedom of the internet. “These ludicrous bans show that the Chinese government is relentless in its pursuit to get rid of any online content that could be considered a threat to the regime, no matt

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Urgent Action update: Formal arrest of lawyer amid fears of torture in China

Beijing human rights lawyer Yu Wensheng has been formally arrested.

2nd update on UA 19/18 issued 27/04/2018

China: Video of human rights lawyer 'strongly suggests' torture by police

A video in which detained Chinese human rights lawyer Yu Wensheng says he would never dismiss his own chosen lawyers was released by his family today, contradicting police claims that he willingly dismissed his lawyers. Patrick Poon, China researcher at Amnesty International, said: “The video strongly suggests that Yu Wensheng has been tortured or otherwise ill-treated in detention to force him to dismiss the lawyers hired by his family. “The notion that Yu Wensheng, a human rights lawyer who has been tortured in detention before, would voluntarily dismiss his lawyers beggars belief. “The gove

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