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Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that on April 2, 2013, Li Jianfeng ( 李建峰) , a former presiding judge in the Economic Department of Ningde Municipal Intermediate People's Court, Fujian Province, was released after serving more than 11 years in prison on conviction of “subversion of state...
Human Rights in China has learned that Chinese authorities have placed seven activists under criminal detention on charges of “illegal assembly.” These individuals, including long-time activist Zhao Changqing ( 赵常青 ) and Beijing lawyer Ding Jiaxi ( 丁家喜 ) , have called for public disclosure of...
On April 16, police took away some 20 lawyers and rights defenders in Hefei, Anhui Province, who were protesting the removal of a10-year-old from a local school she was attending. Sources told Human Rights in China that the action was organized by the Ministry of State Security, as opposed to local...
According to a review essay by Ai Xiaoming ( 艾晓明 ) , a professor at Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou and a rights activist, a newly completed documentary film by Xie Yihui ( 谢贻卉 ) reveals that 4,000-5,000 minors, boys and girls, suffered inhuman treatment when they were interned in a Sichuan...
On April 4, 2013, a judge at the Jingjiang City People’s Court, Jiangsu Province, put a Beijing rights defense lawyer, Wang Quanzhang ( 王全璋) , under a 10-day judicial detention for “serious violations of court procedure.” Wang is currently being held at the Jingjiang Detention Center.
Human Rights in China has learned that at approximately 3:30 p.m. on February 27, 2013, four unidentified men in Hefei, Anhui Province, took Zhang Anni ( 张安妮), the ten-year-old daughter of long-time rights activist, Zhang Lin ( 张林), from her school and detained her in a police precinct in the Hupo...
In an open letter to China’s legislature and political advisory body to demand a just resolution of the June Fourth crackdown on the Democracy Movement of 1989, the Tiananmen Mothers stress that “the only feasible way to solve the June Fourth issue is through legislative and judicial procedures.”
In two complaints (Chinese only), lawyers representing Shenzhen police officer Wang Dengchao ( 王登朝 ) , who is waiting for an appeal ruling on his 14-year prison sentence on “embezzlement” and “obstructing official business,” named 23 individuals in the Shenzhen municipal and local Luohu authorities...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that on February 8, 2013, Shanghai petitioner Mao Hengfeng (毛恒凤) , who was ordered to serve one year-and-a-half of Reeducation-Through-Labor (RTL), was released from the Yangpu District Detention Center to serve her RTL at home. She had been held at the...
Sources told Human Rights in China (HRIC) that during the three-hour appeals hearing on February 7, 2013 that ended without a ruling, the Shenzhen Municipal Intermediate People's Court repeatedly interrupted the lawyers for Shenzhen police officer Wang Dengchao (王登朝) , who was sentenced to 14 years...

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