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Excerpted from Jurist : HRIC executive director Sharon Hom criticized the country for not effectively stopping the practice: "Many criminal suspects in China, as well as those who seek to defend the rights of others and speak out against injustice--lawyers, environmental activists, petitioners--...
Excerpted from Fairfax Media : Human Rights in China executive director Sharon Hom said their treatment showed that the Olympic "protest zones" were no more than a show. "The record speaks for itself: in addition to retaliatory actions, despite numerous applications made, no approvals for...
No one had expected that the novel coronavirus pneumonia outbreak in Wuhan more than a month ago would quickly turn into the disaster of the century, spreading across China and to the world. The authorities first covered up the epidemic, created a flourishing scene of happiness and prosperity,...
Prominent writer and Internet activist Du Daobin (杜导斌) was released earlier today from the Hanxi Prison (汉西监狱) in Wuhan, Hubei Province, after serving a three-year sentence for “inciting subversion of state power” (煽动颠覆国家政权罪), a conviction that was based on 26 essays he wrote and published on the...
An expression from the Song Dynasty, “drops of water piercing through rock” (水滴石穿), describes the power of persistent effort to accomplish the seemingly impossible. The human rights situation in China—with the heavy hand of the authorities blocking attempts at or even suggestions for reform—can...
This HRIC playlist includes two songs written and performed by Hong Kongers, as well as a video produced by a Hong Konger with “Blowin’in the Wind” performed by Peter, Paul ,and Mary as the soundtrack. “Who Has Yet to Speak Up?” 《问谁未发声》 The song, written to the tune of “Do You Hear the People Sing...
The Changshu Municipal People’s Court in Jiangsu Province today sentenced citizen activist, Gu Yimin (顾义民) , to 18 months’ imprisonment for “inciting subversion of state power.” In addition, Gu will be subjected to two years of post-release deprivation of political rights.
On the morning of September 5, lawyer Sui Muqing was accompanied by the mother of detained activist Huang Qi as well as two volunteers from the website 64tianwang.com on a trip from Chengdu to the Mianyang Municipal Procuratorate’s Case Management Center. There, the group demanded to be able to...
On April 4, 2018, the 999th day of her husband’s disappearance, Li Wenzu , wife of lawyer Wang Quanzhang who was arrested in the 709 Crackdown, started her march, from the Supreme People’s Court in Beijing to the Tianjin No.2 Intermediate People's Court to search for her husband. On April 9, 2018,...
At the request of the Tiananmen Mothers, HRIC issues the group’s open letter to Xi Jinping (below) regarding Liu Xiaobo. Letter to President Xi Jinping from Tiananmen Mothers Regarding Liu Xiaobo Chairman Xi Jinping: We were shocked by the devastating news that in prison, Mr. Liu Xiaobo became...

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