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Sources told Human Rights in China that on October 28, Shanghai police took away nearly 100 protestors who were seeking information on the cause of activist Shen Yong’s ( 沈勇 ) death.
An informed source told Human Rights in China that on October 28, the first day of the trial of three asset transparency advocates in Jiangxi Province— Liu Ping ( 刘萍 ), Wei Zhongping ( 魏忠平 ) , and Li Sihua ( 李思华 ) —the defendants and their families terminated the client-lawyer relationship in...
Two hundred and eighteen rights defenders in Shanghai signed a public appeal urging the United Nations not to elect China to the 47-member Human Rights Council. The election will be held on November 12 among UN member states in the General Assembly.
“Whether the shoes fit, only the person knows,” states the Chinese delegation today in its closing remarks to the UN Human Rights Council at the second Universal Periodic Review of China’s human rights record by UN member states. The Chinese delegation then elaborated: “The Chinese are in the best...
An informed source told Human Rights in China that Tang Jitian ( 唐吉田 ) , a rights defense lawyer, has been placed under administrative detention in Jixi City, Heilongjiang Province, for "disrupting order at a work unit" (扰乱单位秩序). The detention noteice , dated October 17, indicates that he is being...
In a year when the authorities have intensified their crackdown on citizen calls for greater government accountability and citizen participation, China will undergo its second Universal Periodic Review (UPR)* of its human rights record by the United Nations Human Rights Council next Tuesday,...
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...
In an October 14 statement , the lawyers for Liu Ping ( 刘萍), Wei Zhongping ( 魏忠平) , and Li Sihua ( 李思华) —three asset transparency advocates in Jiangxi Province facing trial—accused the trial court of exceeding the three-month legal limit for trying and rendering verdicts on their clients’ cases,...
Rights defender Cao Shunli ( 曹顺利) , who has been missing since September 14, has been pressing the Chinese government in recent years to include the participation of petitioners and rights defenders in a process that affects the entire Chinese society: improving human rights. She has focused her...
Ni Yulan, October 5, 2013 Ni Yulan and Dong Jiqin, October 7, 2013 Housing rights advocate Ni Yulan ( 倪玉兰 ) left the Beijing Women’s Prison around 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 7, 2013, after completing a two-year-and six-month sentence for “picking quarrels and provoking troubles.” According to...


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