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In this open recommendation to the National People’s Congress, the signers urge Congress to conduct a review of the Law of the People’s Republic of China on Assemblies, Processions and Demonstrations and repeal it because they find it in violation of the Constitution. The signers explain that the...
Yao Wentian, editor-in-chief of the Hong Kong-based, Morning Bell Press, was arrested and held in Shenzhen for three months. Authorities accused Yao of carrying contraband, but those familiar with the circumstances believe that his arrest is related to the upcoming publication of a book that...
After Li submitted the applications, police raided Li's home in search of computers and phones, and on May 24, 2013, confiscated Li's USB key and placed him under a 15-day administrative detention as punishment for “inciting illegal assembly.” Li filed a complaint against Guangzhou Municipal Public...
On the afternoon of January 21, 2014, citizens from different parts of the country gathered in front of the Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People's Court and Beijing Haidian District People's Court holding banners in support of Xu Zhiyong, Ding Jiaxi, and other rights defenders who are facing trial...
The trial of Xu Zhiyong, New Citizens Movement activist, opened January 22 at 9:00 a.m. at the Beijing No1 Intermediate People's Court, and ended the same day. The court will announce later the date of verdict. Xu was charged with "assembling a crowd to disrupt order in a public place" for his role...
Shanghai petitioner Li Yufang ( 李玉芳 ) was officially arrested on January 2, 2014, on the charge of “obstructing official business,” after being detained on December 19, 2013, by the Yangpu District branch of the Shanghai Public Security Bureau. Li’s was first detained after petitioning for help—by...
This reflection was written when the author, Xiao Guozhen, was fasting for one day on January 4, 2014, as part of an international hunger strike relay to commemorate June Fourth victims. The hunger strike relay is part of the Tianxia Weicheng campaign, which was kicked off in the United States on...
In this New Year’s message, the lawyers express their continued dedication to defending citizens' rights and interests, pursuing democracy and rule of law, and aspiring to the implementation of constitutional governance. To accomplish these goals, the lawyers strongly demand that the National...
On December 13, Liu helped Chen Jianfang file an Administrative Complaint and a Request for Administrative Compensation against the Baiyun airport police and the Baiyun border inspection officials for preventing Chen from going to Geneva on September 14, 2013 to attend a human rights training and...
In this statement , the group condemns the detention of Liu Shihui on January 5 when he was inquiring at the Dadong Jie police substation in the Yuexiu District of Guangzhou about three individuals taken into custody the day before. The group calls Liu’s detention unlawful and demands his immediate...

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