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Zhu Yufu (朱虞夫) , 59, a Hangzhou dissident who previously served seven years in prison (1999-2006) for his role in founding the China Democratic Party, was tried by the Hangzhou Municipal Intermediate People’s Court today for “inciting subversion of state power.” The hearing lasted for two hours and...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) is deeply concerned about the protests and violence in Luhuo County (Drango in Tibetan) and Sêrtar County (in Chinese, Seda County [色达县], also known as Sertha County) in western Sichuan Province on January 23 and 24, the first days of the Chinese New Year.
Edited Transcript Sharon Hom, Executive Director, Human Rights in China (HRIC): On behalf of Human Rights in China, I would like to welcome His Eminence Kyabje Kirti Rinpoche, the chief abbot and spiritual leader of the Kirti Monasteries in Tibet and India, and also welcome the members of the press...
18th Party Congress Watch (1) Gao Wenqian, HRIC Senior Policy Advisor In an article published in early January 2012 in the Communist Party policy magazine Qiushi (求是), Chinese President Hu Jintao cautioned against Western culture infiltrating and subverting China. In fact, the warning is one of the...
In a statement today at a press conference in Washington, D.C., Yu Jie (余杰) , dissident writer and former vice president of the Independent Chinese PEN Center who left China a week ago, recounts his torture by state security police after he was kidnapped on December 9, 2010, the day before the...
Li Jinping (李金平) , from Shilipu Village, Changying Township, Chaoyang District, Beijing, worked as a police officer at the Chaoyang Branch of the Beijing Public Security Bureau until he resigned in 2000. After Zhao Ziyang, the former General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, passed away in...
On the morning of December 26, the Guiyang Municipal Intermediate People’s Court of Guizhou Province sentenced veteran dissident and human rights activist Chen Xi (陈西) , to ten years prison and three years’ deprivation of political right for “inciting subversion of state power.” This heavy sentence...
On December 23, the Suining Municipal Intermediate People’s Court of Sichuan Province convicted democracy activist Chen Wei (陈卫) of “inciting subversion of state power” and sentenced him to nine years in prison and two years’ post-release deprivation of political rights. The verdict, which was read...
On December 20, Human Rights in China spoke with Geng He (耿和) , wife of the Chinese lawyer Gao Zhisheng (高智晟) , whose prosecution, torture, and disappearances by the Chinese authorities have gained worldwide attention and concern. In the interview, Geng He reacts to the latest official action...
Sichuan dissident Chen Wei (陈卫) is scheduled to go on trial at 9 a.m. on December 23, 2011. His case will be heard by the Suining Municipal Intermediate People’s Court of Sichuan Province on charges of “inciting subversion of state power” (煽动颠覆国家政权罪). Chen’s defense lawyers, Zheng Jianwei (郑建伟) and...

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