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[CHRB] China Must Free Journalist Gao Yu and Others Detained during June Fourth Anniversary Crackdown as They Face Trial (11/15-20/2014)

The cases of Tang Jingling (唐荆陵), Gao Yu (高瑜), and Pu Zhiqiang (浦志强) have moved closer to trial.

[CHRB] China Must Free Journalist Gao Yu and Others Detained during June Fourth Anniversary Crackdown as They Face Trial (11/15-20/2014)

Gao Yu (高瑜), Pu Zhiqiang (浦志强), and Tang Jingling (唐荆陵), arrested in the suppression surrounding around this year’s June Fourth anniversary, will face trial imminently, with court proceedings in Ms. Gao’s case scheduled to begin this Friday. Meanwhile, Guangdong activist Wang Mo (王默), detained as a part of the crackdown on mainland supporters of the Hong Kong pro-democracy protests, has been arrested on a charge of “inciting subversion of state power,” joining two others who have been criminally detained on such a serious charge.
[CHRB] Women’s Rights Defenders Face Reprisals Over UN Review (10/31-11/6/2014)

Police have administratively detained women’s rights activist Ye Haiyan (叶海燕) because of her attempt to draw public attention to the UN CEDAW review of China. (image: CRLW) 

[CHRB] Women’s Rights Defenders Face Reprisals Over UN Review (10/31-11/6/2014)

Two women’s rights activists have faced reprisals for drawing attention to—or planning to contribute to—the review of China by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, which took place on October 23. At the review itself, the All-China Women’s Federation, a government-run body, posed as a “non-governmental organization,” in effect taking up space that should have been reserved for genuine civil society groups. In addition, imprisoned magazine editor Wang Hanfei (王寒非) continues to be subjected to ill treatment, and his health has badly declined.
Deprivation of Liberty and Torture/Other Mistreatment of Human Rights Defenders in China (Partial data, updated 9/30/2014)

Deprivation of Liberty and Torture/Other Mistreatment of Human Rights Defenders in China (Partial data, updated 9/30/2014)

CHRD has released partial data on human rights defenders (HRDs) who have been detained or subjected to torture and other forms of mistreatment since January 1, 2012. Compiling information through September 30, 2014, the data include records on approximately 150 new cases since June 30, 2014. The data is based on reports by human rights organizations working within China. The entire list of data, which is maintained on a regular basis, has information on more than 1,800 HRDs.
CHRD Releases “We’ll Beat You to Death With Impunity,” a report about secret detention & abuse of women in China’s black jails

CHRD has released the new report, “We’ll Beat You to Death With Impunity:” Secret Detention & Abuse of Women in China’s "Black Jails."

CHRD Releases “We’ll Beat You to Death With Impunity,” a report about secret detention & abuse of women in China’s black jails

CHRD has released a new report, “We’ll Beat You to Death With Impunity:” Secret Detention & Abuse of Women in China’s "Black Jails". The report examines widespread detention in extralegal facilities known as “black jails,” and particularly abuses against women locked up in the facilities, where roughly 80% of detainees are female. Inside these shadowy holding cells, detainees—including elderly women, migrant women, women who lost land or were victimized by forced eviction, women with disabilities, and mothers with young children—are subjected to appalling abuses, from physical and sexual assaults to deprivation of medical treatment.
Individuals Detained in Mainland China for Supporting Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Protests

A number of individuals in the Mainland have been detained for supporting the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

Individuals Detained in Mainland China for Supporting Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Protests

A number of Chinese citizens have faced reprisals for supporting the Hong Kong protests for universal suffrage, which began in September 2014. The occupation of several areas in the territory, including parts of its financial and political center, has inspired many Chinese on the mainland. As of November 21, 2014, CHRD has documented 104 cases of detention in total, including 13 arrests, 30 criminal detentions (15 remain in custody) and 5 administrative detentions, along with 29 individuals still held in some other form of police custody. Among these, 48 have been released.
Watch List of Detainees and Prisoners of Conscience in Need of Medical Attention

CHRD is concerned about the poor health of a number of Chinese prisoners, including Lü Jiaping (吕加平) and Zhu Yufu (朱虞夫).

Watch List of Detainees and Prisoners of Conscience in Need of Medical Attention

CHRD launched the Medical Watch List on June 26 to mark the UN’s International Day of Support of Victims of Torture. There are 20 cases of currently detained or imprisoned individuals who suffer from deteriorating health and have been deprived of adequate medical treatment and denied release on medical grounds. Some of them are experiencing the same pattern of abuse that led to the death of Cao Shunli—a lack of access to adequate medical treatment in custody, a gradual decline of health and development of new illnesses or injuries from torture, and rejection of requests for medical release. CHRD will be updating this list on a regular basis.
Individuals Affected by Government Crackdown Around 25th Anniversary of Tiananmen Massacre

Location of those affected by the crackdown around the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre

Individuals Affected by Government Crackdown Around 25th Anniversary of Tiananmen Massacre

Two months before the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre, authorities in China began detaining, disappearing, questioning, and intimidating Chinese dissidents, human rights lawyers and activists, journalists, and others. Many of the targeted individuals took part in the pro-democracy demonstrations in the spring of 1989. As of November 18, 2014, CHRD has documented 152 individuals who have been affected in Beijing, Chongqing, Guangdong, Guizhou, Hebei, Henan, Hunan, Jiangsu, Shaanxi, Shanghai, Shandong, Sichuan, Xinjiang, Yunnan, and Zhejiang. Twenty individuals have been arrested, and 44 more have been put under criminal detentions (to date, 6 are still detained). Additionally, 15 activists have received administrative detentions.
PRISONERS OF CONSCIENCE View List
Prisoner of Conscience - Tang Jingling

Prisoner of Conscience – Tang Jingling

Guangzhou-based human rights lawyer Tang Jingling was criminally detained in mid-May 2014 on suspicion of “creating a disturbance.” After police seized Tang, they searched his residence and confiscated a laptop, a tablet computer, cell phones, and books. On the same day, police took into custody two other Guangzhou activists, Wang Qingying and Yuan Xinting, who...
Prisoner of Conscience - Sun Desheng

Prisoner of Conscience – Sun Desheng

Guangdong-based activist Sun Desheng (孙德胜, also known as Sun Sihuo 孙思火) was seized and criminally detained on August 13, 2013. Authorities held Sun incommunicado until they transferred him to residential surveillance. He was formally arrested that October and moved into a detention facility. His participation in several civil society campaigns were all cited in his...
Prisoner of Conscience - Dong Rubin

Prisoner of Conscience – Dong Rubin

Chinese blogger and Internet activist Dong Rubin was sentenced to 6 and 1/2 years in prison in July 2014. In addition to handing down a lengthy prison term, the Court fined Dong 350,000 yuan (nearly US$ 57,000). Seized in the previous September, Dong told the judge that he was subjected to 7-8 hours of interrogation...
Prisoner of Conscience - Ilham Tohti

Prisoner of Conscience – Ilham Tohti

Beijing police seized Ilham Tohti from his home in January 2014. He was arrested in February on a charge of “splittism” after Xinjiang authorities had held him incommunicado for weeks. In September, Ilham Tohti was tried and sentenced to life imprisonment, in a case rife with human rights and due process rights violations.

Pekín se blinda para el APEC contra terroristas, manifestantes o bodas

Nov 17, 2014 ⋅ Originally published by Caracol Radio on NOVEMBER  8, 2014 El Gobierno chino ha blindado las calles de Pekín con 28.000 policías, agentes de seguridad y militares, y más de 80.000 voluntarios para que nada altere la cumbre del Foro APEC de los máximos líderes mundiales en la capital, en la que durante el lunes y martes...

Report Exposes China’s Abusive “Black Jails”

Nov 17, 2014 ⋅ Originally published by The New American on OCTOBER 28, 2014 A Chinese civil rights monitoring group has issued a report documenting the existence in Communist China of “black jails,” off-the-radar detention centers where potentially thousands of individuals — 80 percent women — who have raised the ire of local officials are imprisoned without trial, facing violence,...

Detentions, Harassment of Women in China Continue During U.N. Rights Review

Nov 17, 2014 ⋅ Originally published by Radio Free Asia on NOVEMBER 6, 2014 As the United Nations reviews China’s record in preventing violence against women, the authorities continue to detain and harass outspoken women activists, according to petitioners and rights activists Thursday. Authorities in the central city of Wuhan handed a 10-day administrative sentence to activist Ye Haiyan after...