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Shanghai Rights Defenders Urge UN to Investigate Rights Violation of Cao Shunli, Chen Jianfang

October 17, 2013

Two hundred and thirty-five individuals in Shanghai signed an appeal dated October 13 to the United Nations regarding Cao Shunli (曹顺利) and Chen Jianfang (陈建芳).  Cao was disappeared on September 14 from the Beijing Airport while en route to Geneva to attend a training course on international human rights advocacy. On the same day, Chen, also on her way to attend the same training, was prevented from boarding her flight at the Guangzhou Baiyun airport.


[English translation by Human Rights in China]

The United Nations Bears Responsibility for Lack of Human Rights in China

Invited by the International Service for Human Rights to attend a human rights training in Geneva and to observe how UN human rights mechanisms operate, Chen Jianfang and Cao Shunli were prevented from leaving China on September 14, 2013.

Shanghai residents strongly demand that the UN investigate and hold accountable those who violate human rights.


For more information on Cao Shunli and Chen Jianfang, see:


For more information on China's Universal Periodic Review and related UN work, see: