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Excerpted from AFP : State security personnel took Gao [Zhisheng] from his home village in the northwestern province of Shaanxi on Feb. 4 and he hasn't been heard from since, according to the New York-based Human Rights in China. Access to the full text of this article may require a subscription...
Excerpted from AFP : [ Yao Fuxin ] was detained in 2002 after speaking at a peaceful demonstration involving at least 5,000 workers from six factories in Liaoyang city, where he lived and worked, the New York-based Human Rights in China said. HRIC said he had been demanding back wages and pension...
Excerpted from Actualidad : Yao Fuxin , conocido activista por los derechos de los trabajadores chinos, salió de prisión tras cumplir los siete años de cárcel a los que fue condenado en el 2002 por encabezar unas protestas obreras en el noreste de China, informó la organización Human Rights in...
Excerpted from AP : Human Rights in China said they were all in their 20s when they were detained, and the trial rested on three witnesses who also were members of the study group, one who was an informant for the Ministry of Public Security. After the conviction, all three witnesses said their...
Excerpted from JURIST : The Chinese government released two democracy activists Thursday after serving eight years of their ten-year prison sentences, according to US-based Human Rights in China (HRIC). [...] According to HRIC, all four of the dissidents, including the two who remain imprisoned, Xu...
Excerpted from The New York Times : Human rights organizations have long sought the release of the men, citing the severity of their sentences and pointing out that none of those convicted were veteran dissidents. They say the defendants, all in their 20s and graduates of the country’s most...
Excerpted from AFP : They were both freed on Thursday but are subject to a two-year ban on speaking to foreign media or rights organisations without official approval, the New York-based Human Rights in China said in a statement late Friday. Access to the full text of this article may require a...
Excerpted from TVOntario's The Agenda with Steve Paikin : The political fallout of a painful recession: what happens when the money starts drying up? Part II of The Agenda's special look at China and the global economic crisis. Guests: Gordon Chang , columnist at Forbes.com. Bernie Frolic ,...
Excerpted from KCRW's To The Point : Host Warren Olney: Were you disappointed, as we have heard other human rights groups described as being? Sharon Hom: We were disappointed with both the substance and the strategy of how human rights were raised. [...] The message that clearly was received by the...
Excerpted from Radio Netherlands Worldwide : In the longer term, Sharon Hom of Human Rights in China is concerned that the harassment of rights defenders will increase as the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen protests nears. "This is a process where rights defenders are picked up, released,...

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