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On June 10, Sichuan earthquake activist Huang Qi (黄琦) was released from a prison in Chengdu, after completing a three-year term on the conviction of “illegal possession of state secrets.” Huang, a long-time rights defender, is known for the help he provided to the victims of the May 2008 earthquake...
On June 15, 2011, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will celebrate its ten-year anniversary at the SCO “Jubilee Summit” in Astana, Kazakhstan. During this summit, the SCO and its member states – China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan – will reportedly reflect on...
On the eve of the 22nd anniversary of the June Fourth crackdown, the Tiananmen Mothers , a group of 127 family members of those killed and injured, revealed that public security personnel visited one family several times in recent months to discuss payment in order to “resolve” the June Fourth...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) is extremely concerned over reports of the deportation of Uyghur refugee Ershidin Israil to China from fellow Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member state Kazakhstan. Israil fled to Kazakhstan in late September 2009, in the wake of the July 2009 Urumqi riots in...
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 22nd anniversary. On the 22nd Anniversary of the Tiananmen Massacre: The Souls of those Killed during June Fourth Shall Not Be Defiled; Their...
On May 5, at a regular press briefing in the PRC Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), a reporter asked MFA spokeswoman Jiang Yu to verify whether it was true, as reported, that China pressured Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan into preventing individuals from going to the United States to attend a conference...
Hunan-based labor rights activist Li Wangyang (李旺阳) was released today, after serving 10 years in the Hunan Provincial No. 1 Prison for “inciting subversion of state power.” His family confirmed his return to his hometown in Shaoyang, Hunan Province. Li is subjected to four years of deprivation of...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) is extremely concerned over the recent efforts of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan to interfere with the travel of individuals of Uyghur ethnicity to a conference titled “The Future of Uyghur People in East Turkestan.”...
On the morning of April 29, 2011, the Yinhai District People’s Court in Beihai, Guangxi Zhuangzu Autonomous Region, sentenced Xu Kun (许坤) , the Baihutou Village chief, to four years in prison on the charge of “illegal business activity” and fined him 200,000 yuan (approximately US$30,800). The...
Media have been reporting erroneously that Human Rights in China (HRIC) has reported that Ai Weiwei has confessed under torture. We would like to clarify that this is not HRIC’s reporting. The information comes from an article submitted by a writer using an alias from mainland China, which we...

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