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In an appeal submitted last week, Liu Yao ( 刘尧 ) , a well-known former rights defense lawyer sentenced to 20 years in prison and a fine of RMB 1.4 million ($221,000) for “extortion,” “fraud,” and “buying trafficked children,” asks the Guangdong Provincial Procuratorate to vacate his conviction. Liu...
This article (Chinese only) describes how on August 20, 2012, more than 50 petitioners rushed the office building for the Tianjin Municipal Commission for Discipline Inspection of Communist Party. The petitioners had requested to meet with the commission heads so they could discuss how to resolve...

A timeline of the developments surrounding the extradition amendments introduced by the Hong Kong SAR government, which triggered a series of mass demonstrations, including a march of an estimated two million people on June 16, 2019, the largest in Hong Kong’s history.

William P. Alford is the Henry L. Stimson Professor of Law, Vice Dean for the Graduate Program and International Legal Studies, Director of East Asian Legal Studies, and Chair of the HLS Project on Disability at Harvard Law School . Catherine Barber is the Deputy Director for Asia Pacific at...
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,...
For Immediate Release Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that prominent dissident Fang Jue has been expelled from China. A well-known participant in China’s democracy movement, Fang Jue has been missing since November 4, when it is believed he was detained as part of a general crackdown on...
Shi Minglei (施明磊), the wife of Cheng Yuan (程渊), who has been in custody for his public interest advocacy, tweeted today that as a result of her continuous fight, the Changsha Municipal Bureau of State Security finally lifted her residential surveillance that had lasted nearly six months, and...
At the request of the Tiananmen Mothers , Human Rights in China (HRIC) is releasing the following essay that commemorates the victims of June Fourth on its 21st anniversary. “An Offering to the Spirits of the Victims on the 21st Anniversary of the June Fourth Massacre” from the Tiananmen Mothers [...

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