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Human Rights in China (HRIC) welcomes the decision by the U.S. government to introduce a resolution censuring China’s human rights situation at the U.N. Commission on Human Rights in Geneva this March.
Human Rights in China (HRIC) strongly condemns the secret show trials and severe sentencing to up to eighteen years imprisonment of four key members of the Falun Gong spiritual group on December 26. Two of the sentences, for 18 years in one case and 16 years in another, were the harshest sentences...
On Thursday, December 9, Human Rights in China (HRIC) received a Defenders' Day Award from the International League for Human Rights , a non-governmental organization (NGO) devoted to strengthening international human rights institutions.
Veteran activist Wang Wanxing has been forcibly re-committed to a psychiatric facility. Wang had already spent over seven years confined to Ankang Hospital, a psychiatric institution run by the Beijing Public Security Bureau, after a 1992 attempt to unfurl a banner in Tiananmen Square,...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) held its annual board meeting on November 5, electing prominent astrophysicist Fang Lizhi and seasoned human rights advocate Robert L. Bernstein as co-chairs of the board of directors. The meeting - which marked HRIC’s first gathering of directors in the organization’s...
On November 1, June Fourth activist Jiang Qisheng was tried for "propagating and instigating subversion." His main "crime" was organizing an open letter to the Chinese public that called for the collective commemoration of the tenth anniversary of the June Fourth Massacre. His lawyer, Mao Shaoping...
Human Rights in China calls on President Jiang Zemin and his foreign counterparts to put human rights at the forefront of bilateral discussions during the Chinese leader’s six-nation tour. Jiang’s visit to the United Kingdom, France, Portugal, Morocco, Algeria and Saudi Arabia provides a valuable...
To “prepare” for the National Day celebrations, for some months police in cities across the country have been detaining people in a “clean-up” campaign to clear the streets of those deemed undesirable by urban authorities. The vast majority of detainees are ordinary migrant workers. Other prime...
Fortune magazine’s 1999 Global Forum opened in Shanghai today, with the issue of human rights glaringly absent from the agenda. The omission occurs despite Human Rights in China’s repeated appeals to Fortune editors, Time Warner executives and business leaders who are attending the conference. As...
(Includes HRIC letter to Fortune conference participants and list of urgent cases of political imprisonment.)

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