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In the spring of 2010, Human Rights in China launched Citizens’ Square , an online forum where Chinese rights defenders, petitioners, and others can post open letters, statements, court and other official documents, and photographs to publicize their stories.
Open letter by retired senior party cadres On October 11, 2010, just three days after the Nobel Peace Prize was announced, Li Rui, Mao’s former secretary, along with 22 other senior party cadres, wrote an open letter to the National People’s Congress Standing Committee requesting that the freedoms...
—— The Cry of Many Victims: Lives are at Stake, We Appeal for Your Concern, Save Us! April 6, 2010 [Translation by Human Rights in China] The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) No. 152 Central Hospital in Pingdingshan City, Henan Province, is taking advantage of the illustrious image the PLA has in the...
[Translated by Human Rights in China] What Premier Wen Jiabao said during the National People’s Congress – such as “let the people live happier and more dignified lives; let the society be more just and harmonious” – warmed my heart. However, on March 8, International Women’s Day, even before the...
Criminal Verdict Translation by HRIC December 25, 2009 (2009) No. 3901 Public Prosecution Organ: Beijing Municipal People’s Procuratorate Branch No. 1
Defense Statement of the Second Instance Translation by HRIC. January 28, 2010 BEIJING MO SHAOPING LAW FIRM 1 The Southwest Yard Zhongshan Park Beijing 100031 PRC Tel/Fax: 86-10-6605-8311 Zip code: 100031 e-mail: shaoping@public.bta.net.cn To the first department of the Criminal Division of Beijing...
Translation by HRIC. Beijing Municipal High People’s Court Criminal Division, Final Verdict No. 64 (2010) Original Public Prosecution Organ: Beijing Municipal People’s Procuratorate Branch No. 1
Translation by HRIC. February 5, 2010 After being denied permission by Chinese authorities to attend a literary festival in Cologne, writer Liao Yiwu wrote a letter to German Chancellor Angela Merkel seeking intervention. Liao is the author of The Corpse Walker: Real Life Stories: China from the...

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