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”—the official name given...
Rights Lawyers: Xu Zhiyong Formally Arrested; Wang Quanzhang Beaten During Prison Term; Yu Wensheng Sentenced
by Samuel Wade | Jun 22, 2020
PEN America reported on Monday that rights lawyer Xu Zhiyong has been formally arrested for inciting subversion, four months after he was found and detained after going into hiding amid a round-up of activists on December 26....
by Samuel Wade | Dec 12, 2019
Guangzhou hosted 800 legal professionals from 57 countries at the Global Lawyers Forum this week. The event partly coincided with International Human Rights Day on Tuesday, which the E.U. delegation to China marked by...
by Josh Rudolph | Nov 20, 2019
Simon Cheng, the 29-year-old Hong Kong resident formerly employed by the U.K. consulate who was detained in China for 15 days in August and accused in state-affiliated media of “soliciting prostitutes,” has now...
by Josh Rudolph | Sep 27, 2019
Following the death of activist Wang Meiyu this week, human rights advocates are calling for an investigation into his treatment while in detention. At The Guardian, Lily Kuo reports on Wang’s detention in July after...
by Samuel Wade | Mar 13, 2019
Late last month, rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong went missing after his release from prison, where he...
by Sophie Beach | Sep 24, 2018
The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been...
by Samuel Wade | Jul 10, 2018
Monday was the third anniversary of the beginning of the "709" or "Black Friday...
by Samuel Wade | May 10, 2018
The secretive extra-legal shuanggui detention system operated by the Party’s internal...
by Samuel Wade | Jan 25, 2018
The Party is making continued efforts to consolidate its position above the law and reiterate...
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