Hexie Farm (蟹农场): Human, Rights

For his latest contribution to the Hexie Farm CDT series, cartoonist  comments on the recent detention of filmmaker as well as the ongoing house arrest of , wife of Nobel laureate , and others fighting for human rights in China. The cartoon depicts the characters for “human rights” (人权). However, the character 人, or human/person, is being squashed by 权, which means rights but also power. In Crazy Crab’s words: “Like Liu Xia or , every Chinese citizen who is fighting for his rights will face political repression. However they stand straight and never give up.”

Human, Rights by Crazy Crab of for CDT:


Read more about Hexie Farm’s CDT series, including a Q&A with the anonymous cartoonist, and see all cartoons so far in the series.

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