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December 14 is the birthday of Wu Gejianxiong—one of the Changsha 3 imprisoned for “subversion of state power” for defending the rights of vulnerable groups. Below is a message from from his father, lawyer Wu Youshui, urging supporters to send their birthday wishes to Wu. Wu was a staff member of...
(Typical cases that demonstrate the worsening human rights situation in China)
HRIC submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, Mr. Diego García-Sayán, as input into a report he will present to the Human Rights Council in its 50th session in June 2022 (HRC50).
November 24, 2021 (updated) In a joint appeal to the director of Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Justice and the warden of Shanghai Women's Prison, where citizen journalist Zhang Zhan is serving a four-year sentence and in declining health, 693 individuals, including rights lawyers, clergymen, and...
“As a collective of non-governmental organisations defending human rights and freedom of the press, we urge you to exonerate and release human rights defender, journalist, and former lawyer Zhang Zhan, who is suffering from a critical health condition and may die soon if she remains in detention...
“We, a group of 72 international non-governmental organizations and individuals, are writing to call on your government to drop the charge of “inciting unauthorized assembly” against Chow Hang-tung (鄒幸彤) and unconditionally release her. . . .”
Some of these women are lawyers and legal advocates who have chosen the difficult path of rights defense on their own. Others are family members of lawyers and legal advocates targeted by the authorities—who have been compelled to take up rights defense in order to protect their own freedom and...
Inspiration from Hong Kongers prosecuted and sentenced for involvement in the June 4, 2020 candlelight vigil in Victoria Park
Guo Feixiong ( 郭飞雄 ) , well-known Chinese human rights activist, was stopped at the Shanghai Pudong Airport on January 28 while en route to the United States to care for his ailing wife. The authorities reportedly cited “ suspicion of endangering national security " as the reason. Guo has begun a...
GUO FEIXIONG: URGENT APPEAL TO HIGHEST CHINESE LEADERS Chairman Xi Jinping, Premier Li Keqiang, Chairman Li Zhanshu, Your Public Servants: I am Yang Maodong, a citizen of the People’s Republic of China, and my pseudonym is Guo Feixiong. I am a free idealist and human rights worker dedicated to...

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