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Wang Lihong (photo courtesy of the family) Wang Lihong (王荔蕻) , a well-known rights defender from Beijing, was released in the early morning of December 20 from the Chaoyang District Detention Center in Beijing, where she completed a nine-month sentence for “picking quarrels and provoking troubles...
Huang Jinqiu, working as a reporter before his arrest. Huang Jinqiu (黄金秋) , a writer and dissident, was released from Pukou Prison in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, on October 20, 2011, after serving eight years. According to reports, Huang postponed announcement of his release until today, December 13...
Liu Zhengyou (刘正有) , a land rights activist who served two years in a prison in Zigong, Sichuan Province, was released today. He was greeted by 80 rights defenders who came from Chengdu, including Chen Yufei ( 陈云飞 ) . Liu was arrested in 2009 after he participated in an investigation of the...
Artist Ai Weiwei (艾未未) said that he received a notice * from the Beijing Municipal Local Taxation Bureau (北京市地方税务局) dated November 1, 2011, requiring him to pay 15.22 million yuan back taxes ($2.36 million) within 15 days. The notice also stated that Ai would accrue an additional 200,000 yuan ($31,...
HRIC Executive Director Sharon Hom testified before the U.S. Congressional-Executive Commission on China on November 1, 2011. Find her written testimony below. “Examination into the Abuse and Extralegal Detention of Legal Advocate Chen Guangcheng and His Family” November 1, 2011
As a Chinese human rights organization, we are deeply concerned to read about the apparent failure of your companies to do due diligence before selecting Linyi City as a filming location for 21 and Over , a co-production of Relativity Media, SAIF Partners, and IDG China Media. This failure is now...
Guangdong-based rights activist and writer Guo Feixiong (郭飞雄) , also known as Yang Maodong (杨茂东), was released from the Meizhou Prison in Guangdong Province on September 13, 2011, after serving a five-year sentence on conviction of “illegal business activity.”
The Beijing-based human rights defender Wang Lihong (王荔蕻) was sentenced to nine months in prison today on the charge of “picking quarrels and provoking troubles” (寻衅滋事) by the Chaoyang District People’s Court of Beijing. Wang’s prison term runs from March 21, 2011, to December 20, 2011.
Last week, at the eleventh hour, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs refused to grant a visa to a staff member of Human Rights in China (HRIC), who had been invited to participate in the EU-China Human Rights Seminar in Beijing. According to official descriptions, these seminars, organized...
Writer Lü Gengsong (吕耿松) was released from the Xijiao Prison in Hangzhou on August 23, 2011, after serving a four-year sentence following a conviction for “inciting subversion of state power.” Lü is also subject to one year of deprivation of political rights following his release, which includes...


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