In 2016, citizen journalist Lu Yuyu and his girlfriend at the time Li Tingyu were formally arrested after having been detained for over a month. The two had been chronicling “mass incidents” across China on the “Not News” (非新聞)...
by Sophie Beach | Jan 3, 2017
Peter Dahlin, a Swedish human rights worker who was detained in China last January before being...
by Samuel Wade | Sep 23, 2015
Veteran rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng was reportedly unable to speak intelligibly when he emerged...
by Cindy | Jun 29, 2015
In a report for the South China Morning Post, Verna Yu relays harrowing accounts of torture...
by Samuel Wade | Aug 13, 2014
Rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng is suffering from malnutrition and psychological trauma following his...
by Mengyu Dong | Jun 27, 2013
Former prisoners claim that they were forced to make headphones for airlines including Qantas, British Airways and Emirates while serving sentences at a prison in Guangdong, reports AFP: Two inmates recently released from the...
by Samuel Wade | Apr 15, 2013
The reported drowning of a Wenzhou official held in the Party’s internal disciplinary system has brought renewed attention to the welfare of shuanggui detainees. Global Times’ Hu Qingyun reported last week: A Party...
by Samuel Wade | Apr 9, 2013
At The New York Times, Elaine Sciolino talks to poet and author Liao Yiwu about his forthcoming memoir For a Song and a Hundred Songs: A Poet’s Journey Through a Chinese Prison, to be published in the U.S. on June 4th. The title...
by Samuel Wade | Apr 16, 2012
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,...
by Samuel Wade | Nov 17, 2011
Berlin-based writer Liao Yiwu talks to Der Spiegel about “Für ein Lied und hundert Lieder” (“For a Song and a Hundred Songs”), a memoir of his four years in prison. As well as the grisly conditions...
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