Ni Yulan

Human Rights in China Deteriorating, Says U.S.

U.S. officials gave a gloomy assessment following annual bilateral meetings on human rights in Kunming this week. From Tania Branigan at The Guardian: “I think we have continued to see a deterioration in the overall...

Ni Yulan and the Agonies of Chinese Justice

At CNN, Human Rights Watch’s Phelim Kine details Ni Yulan’s activism and the Beijing authorities’ retaliation. Ni recently received a small but symbolic two-month reduction to her ongoing 32-month prison...

Small Victory for Activist Cleared of Fraud

Activist Ni Yulan has been cleared of fraud by a Beijing court, knocking two months off an ongoing 32 month jail sentence imposed in April. Ni’s legal battles against forced demolition led to the destruction of her own...

US Defends Value of Human Rights Dialogue

At a Wednesday briefing on this week’s two-day U.S.-China Human Rights Dialogue in Washington, Assistant Secretary of State Michael Posner noted a number of cases raised during the talks, including Xinjiang and Tibet, and...

US Calls for Release of Housing Activist & Husband

US ambassador Gary Locke has urged Chinese authorities to release housing rights activist Ni Yulan and her husband Dong Jiqin, who were sentenced last week to prison terms of two years and eight months and two years,...

Activist Ni Yulan and Husband Dong Jiqin Sentenced

Ni Yulan, who has been stripped of her lawyer’s license, beaten until she could no longer walk unaided, and repeatedly imprisoned for defending the rights of forced demolition victims, has received a further prison...

China Set to Punish Another Human Rights Activist

Activist Ni Yulan was put on trial last week in Beijing but no verdict has been announced, although observers predict a heavy sentence. During previous arrests, Ms. Ni has told reporters, “officers had urinated on her,...

Meet China’s Other Dissidents: Wang Lihong

At New Matilda, The Beijinger’s Dan Edwards highlights the continuing detention of activist Wang Lihong: Although the high profile Chinese artist Ai Weiwei finally resurfaced after more than 11 weeks in detention on 21...

Uprooting the ‘Chinese Jasmine Revolution’

The Globe and Mail writes about why Ai Weiwei, the well-connected artist and activist, suddenly found that he was no longer “untouchable” in the current crackdown on dissent in China: A Hong Kong newspaper reported...

House Of Leading Chinese Rights Activist Demolished

From AFP: Beijing authorities destroyed the home of leading rights activist Ni Yulan on Friday as her distraught husband pleaded with the government to release her from jail. Up to 200 police surrounded the home of the activist...



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