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Article 73 Detainee Allowed to See Wife

Zhu Chengzhi is likely the first person to be held in semi-secret “residential surveillance” since it was legalized under Article 73 of China’s amended Criminal Procedure Law on New Year’s Day. He was...

China Inaugurates Legal Semi-Secret Detention

Zhu Chengzhi may have become the first to be detained under new amendments to China’s Criminal Procedure Law. Amid fierce criticism, the changes passed through the National People’s Congress by a vote of 2,639 to 160...

Whistleblowing Retired Official Dies in Custody

A retired official in Hunan was cast into the Party’s notorious shuanggui disciplinary system in August after accusing his successor of embezzling public funds. A month later, Wang Zhongping was dead, and his family...

China Activist Gets Hard Labor Without Trial

Hunan activist Xiao Yong has been sentenced without trial to reform-through-labor after opposing government handling of fellow dissident Li Wangyang’s death. He had already earned frequent flyer membership in China’s police...

Activist Li Wangyang Found Dead in Hospital

Prominent labor activist Li Wangyang was found dead in his hospital room in Shaoyang, Hunan Province. Hospital and security officials declared his death a suicide, but his family is questioning the official explanation. Li was...



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