The past five years have seen growing alarm at the use of televised confessions, particularly in...
by Samuel Wade | Jan 29, 2017
Developments in the crackdown on rights lawyers that began with the “Black Friday” or “709” sweep...
by Samuel Wade | Jul 14, 2016
On Sunday, The New York Times published an interview with Peter Dahlin, the Swedish legal NGO head...
by Sophie Beach | Apr 22, 2015
The five feminist activists who spent five weeks in detention on suspicion of “gathering...
by Samuel Wade | Feb 9, 2012
At Seeing Red in China, Yaxue Cao translates Ge Xun’s account of his recent detention and deportation (Part 2 here). Having travelled to Beijing for his mother’s funeral, Ge was held for 21 hours and violently...
by Samuel Wade | Sep 13, 2011
Reports of beating, sleep deprivation and other abuse have emerged from some of those detained in the wake of China’s “Jasmine Revolution”, but the veil of silence over the detentions remains substantially...
by Samuel Wade | Aug 7, 2011
Cracks are forming in the uncharacteristic silence Ai Weiwei has maintained since his release in June. The Epoch Times reports Ai’s comments to a reporter for Hong Kong’s Apple Daily, describing his mental state...
by Samuel Wade | Jul 6, 2011
A popular saying among Chinese government officials goes: “Fear not the heavens or the earth, but fear the summons of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection’s Anti-Corruption Office.” The Dui Hua...
by Samuel Wade | May 30, 2011
Despite suggesting that, for the sake of her safety, she would be less outspoken online, Shanghai rights lawyer Li Tiantian has been tweeting at a ferocious rate since her reappearance on May 26th. A number of her posts describe...
by Claire Kells | Jul 3, 2008
Scott Shane at The New York Times reports: The military trainers who came to Guantánamo Bay in December 2002 based an entire interrogation class on a chart showing the effects of “coercive management techniques” for possible use...
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