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Emily Lau (Hong Kong Legislative Council, China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group) :
An essay by a member of the Guizhou Human Rights Symposium on Chen Xi’s (陈西) arrest and charge of endangering national security for publishing essays online supporting human rights. Mi states that as freedom of expression is protected by the China’s Constitution, and that what the authorities did...
[Translation by Paul Mooney, Abridgment by Human Rights in China] It has been more than 100 days since Wang Lihong lost her freedom. It’s really an unimaginable thing. She and I live in the same world, but Lihong not only is being held in a detention center, but has also been formally arrested. She...
[Translation and Abridgment by Human Rights in China] While serving time in Shandong’s Tengzhou Prison, at one point I lost contact with my family for 140 days. On October 19, 2009, I called my wife, Jiao Xia, and told her the “mystery of my disappearance” in the Tengzhou Prison. As it turned out,...
February 7, 1965 Born in Zoucheng, Shandong Province. 1993–1995 Worked at odd jobs at Health News , Dashichang Bao , and Technology News in Jining, Shandong, where he learned to write and edit news articles.
Translation and Abridgment by Human Rights in China When the tank arrived, the students were sitting in a circle in the center of Tiananmen Square. The opening ceremony of the Democracy University in the Square had begun.
May 15, 1954 Born in Chengdu, Sichuan Province. 1972–1975 Sent to the countryside in Shimian County, Sichuan Province, as an educated youth. 1975–1978 Studied at Sichuan Medical College. 1978–1989 Worked as a surgeon at a hospital affiliated with the West China University of Medical Sciences. 1989...
Tan Zuoren (谭作人) is a prominent environmental activist and writer from Chengdu, Sichuan Province. Tan is known for compiling a roster of the children who had died in the shoddily-built schoolhouses that collapsed during the 2008 Sichuan earthquake and publishing online a “ Citizens’ Independent...

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