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[CHRB] Labor Camp Victims Jailed for Seeking Justice; Accused “Illegal Demonstrator” Testifies to Torture in Court Trial (June 28 – July 3, 2014)

[CHRB] Labor Camp Victims Jailed for Seeking Justice; Accused “Illegal Demonstrator” Testifies to Torture in Court Trial (June 28 – July 3, 2014)

Jun 30, 2013 ⋅ Eight women once held at the notorious Masanjia Women’s Re-education through Labor camp in Liaoning Province were sentenced in mid-June to prison terms ranging from one year to 18 months in retaliation for seeking remedies for abuses they suffered. Ten more individuals have been formally arrested in the crackdown tied to the 25th anniversary of...

[CHRB] Chen Kegui’s Case Sent to Prosecutors; Artists in Beijing Detained Over Anti-RTL Protest, and more (10/11-10/17, 2012)

Oct 18, 2012 ⋅ The case of Chen Kegui (陈可贵), the nephew of activist Chen Guangcheng (陈光诚), has been sent to a procuratorate in Shandong Province on the charge of “intentional injury,” and not the more serious charge of “intentional homicide” for which he was initially arrested. Also, Chen Guangfu (陈光福), Chen Kegui’s father, has filed a petition seeking...

China Human Rights Briefing February 21-27, 2012

Feb 29, 2012 ⋅ China Human Rights Briefing February 21-27, 2012  To download this week’s CHRB as a .pdf file, please click here. Top News Dissident Li Tie Transferred to Prison, May Face Hard Labor: Hubei dissident Li Tie, sentenced to 10 years in January for “subversion of state power,” was recently sent to Huangzhou Prison, where many of...

China Human Rights Briefing February 7-13, 2012

Feb 15, 2012 ⋅ China Human Rights Briefing   February 7-13, 2012 To read this issue as a PDF, please go here. Top News Dissident’s Sentence Adds to String of Recent Harsh Punishments: On February 10, Hangzhou dissident Zhu Yufu was issued a seven-year sentence for “inciting subversion of state power.” Zhu’s punishment is the fourth reported lengthy sentence...

Dissident Zhu Yufu Sentenced to Seven Years for “Inciting Subversion” As Heavy Punishments Continue

Feb 10, 2012 ⋅ Veteran dissident Zhu Yufu (朱虞夫), tried on January 31 for “inciting subversion of state power,” was sentenced today to seven years in prison by the Hangzhou City Intermediate People’s Court in Zhejiang Province.

China Human Rights Briefing January 24-30, 2012

Feb 1, 2012 ⋅ China Human Rights Briefing January 24-30, 2012 To download this week’s CHRB as a .pdf file, please click here. Highlights Court Hears Case Against Zhu Yufu, Does Not Announce Verdict: On January 31, a Hangzhou court tried dissident Zhu Yufu on charges of “inciting subversion,” but did not issue a verdict after two-and-a-half hours of...

Chinese Dissident Zhu Yufu Tried for “Inciting Subversion,” No Verdict Announced

Jan 31, 2012 ⋅ The Hangzhou City Intermediate People’s Court in Zhejiang Province has put veteran dissident Zhu Yufu (朱虞夫) on trial for “inciting subversion of state power" but not issued a verdict. A long sentence is expected after the severe punishments recently imposed by Chinese courts in political cases.

China Human Rights Briefing January 17-23, 2012

Jan 24, 2012 ⋅ China Human Rights Briefing January 17-23, 2012 To download this week’s CHRB as a .pdf file, please click here. Highlights Trial Looms for Veteran Dissident Zhu Yufu: Detained since March of last year, the Hangzhou dissident Zhu Yufu is expected to be tried soon on charges of “inciting subversion.” Authorities have stated that Zhu’s case...

Chinese Democracy Activist Li Tie Jailed for Ten Years for “Subversion”

Jan 18, 2012 ⋅ On the heels of recent harsh sentences of democracy and human rights activists, Chinese authorities have sent another dissident, Li Tie (李铁), to prison for 10 years for “subversion of state power.”

China Human Rights Briefing December 28, 2011-January 3, 2012

Jan 4, 2012 ⋅ China Human Rights Briefing   December 28, 2011-January 3, 2012 To download this week’s CHRB as a .pdf file, please click here. Highlights Beijing Court Tries Activist and Husband, No Verdict Announced: On December 29, the Xicheng District People’s Court tried activist Ni Yulan and her husband, Dong Jiqin, for “creating a disturbance”—and also tried...
Prisoner of Conscience - Li Tie

Prisoner of Conscience – Li Tie

Mar 5, 2011 ⋅ Detained in September of 2010 and arrested the next month, Li Tie , from Wuhan City in Hubei Province, was tried in April of 2011 but not sentenced until January of 2012. In the decade before his detention, Li had written many online articles promoting democracy, constitutional government, and direct local elections.

China Human Rights Briefing July 1-5, 2010

Jul 6, 2010 ⋅ China Human Rights Briefing Weekly July 1-5, 2010 To download this week’s CHRB as a .pdf file, please click here Highlights Police Raid Home of Human Rights Defender Li Jinfang; Interrogate Her and Daughter: Hebei police raided the home of human rights defender Li Jinfang (李金芳) on July 1, confiscating computer equipment, human rights-related documents,...