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Venue: Human Rights Watch Conference Room, New York Ladies and Gentlemen: Standing before you today, I feel very strange, as if in a dream. Only two days ago, I was in a Reeducation Through Labor camp in China. I was extremely sick, and it was very difficult to get a medical examination, and even...
Human Rights in China condemns the Chinese government's resort to the notion of "state security" as a tool of political repression. Thousands of peaceful democracy and religious activists remain behind bars in China today. The repeated use of "state security" as a political weapon to silence...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) strongly condemns China's decision to prosecute Lin Hai, a computer company owner who allegedly provided addresses of Chinese Internet users to the U.S.-based on-line magazine Dacankao. HRIC believes the prosecution of Lin Hai to be a blatant violation of the right to...
China's persecution of protestants continues as house church leader - Cheng Meiying is beaten unconscious, Li Qingrui is shot, and others are detained and given exorbitant fines. Over 70 protestants remain in detention. Following the October 26 and November 5 crackdowns on Protestants in the Henan...
In the same month as finally signing on to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which enshrines the right to freedom of association,1 the Chinese government has passed laws which aim to enforce even more strictly than before its long-held position that Chinese citizens may not...
Re: The illegal freezing of June 4 humanitarian assistance funds by the Beijing State Security Bureau To : The Chinese government U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson The leaders and parliamentarians of all countries Amnesty International Human Rights Watch/Asia Human Rights in...
HRIC welcomes China's signing of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) today. This gesture implies a commitment on the part of the government to refrain from actions which violate the rights contained in the ICCPR. We hope that this will be followed quickly by concrete...
New York, 9 September 1998 High Commissioner for Human Rights Ms. Mary Robinson Palais des Nations 1211 Geneve 10 To the respected U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson:
New York, 13 August 1998 High Commissioner for Human Rights Ms. Mary Robinson Palais des Nations 1211 Geneve 10 Re: Visit to China Dear Ms. High Commissioner,

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