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Sources told Human Rights in China that the Tianhe Sub-branch of the Guangzhou Municipal Public Security Bureau (天河公安分局) has refused to let detained rights activist Guo Feixiong ( 郭飞雄 ) , also known as Yang Maodong ( 杨茂东 ) , meet with his lawyers, Sui Muqing ( 隋牧青 ) and Lin Qilei ( 蔺其磊) . Guo has...
As the riveting trial of Bo Xilai draws to a close, HRIC Senior Policy Advisor Gao Wenqian offers his views on what many media outlets have described as “the trial of the century.” The topics Gao discusses in his latest commentary on Bo’s case include: whether the “Weibo broadcast” of the trial was...
Human Rights in China has learned that activist Guo Feixiong ( 郭飞雄) , also known as Yang Maodong ( 杨茂东) , is under criminal detention in Guangzhou on suspicion of “gathering a crowd to disrupt order in a public place.”
Xu Zhiyong: “I call on everyone to be a citizen, a forthright citizen who exercises their civil rights guaranteed under the Constitution and fulfills a citizen’s civic duty, promotes educational equality so that children of migrants may take college entrance exams at locations other than their...
Xu Zhiyong in detention, July 24, 2013 Sources told Human Rights in China that a lawyer met with detained rights activist and advocate for the New Citizens’ Movement Xu Zhiyong ( 许志永) in the afternoon of July 24. The lawyer was retained by Xu’s family, following the authorities’ harassment of his...
A Twitter message sent out by Teng Biao ( 滕彪) , lawyer and rights activist, says he and rights activist Hu Jia ( 胡佳) have been released from custody. According to HRIC sources and information available online, in the evening of July 25, 2013, Teng and Hu were taken away by Domestic Security...
Four hundred and forty-six individuals have signed a public appeal for the release of Xu Zhiyong and others detained for calling for public disclosure of officials’ assets. Xu was criminally detained on July 16 for “gathering a crowd to disrupt order in a public place.” His detention followed a...
In two open letters, Liu Weiguo ( 刘卫国 ) , the lawyer representing the detained rights advocate Xu Zhiyong ( 许志永 ) , accuses the Beijing Daxing District Public Security Bureau and Beijing No. 3 Detention Center of unlawfully preventing him from meeting with his client. The letters are dated July 21...
According to a series of Weibo posts by family members of Zhang Lin ( 张林 ) , the long-time rights activist was criminally detained on July 19 by the Bengbu Public Security Bureau, Anhui Province, on suspicion of “gathering a crowd to disrupt order in a public place.” The official detention notice s
According to information available online and HRIC sources, Liu Weiguo ( 刘卫国) , the lawyer of Xu Zhiyong ( 许志永 ) , was taken into custody on July 18, 2013, after he attempted to visit Xu at Beijing No. 3 Detention Center.

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