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Blind legal advocate Chen Guangcheng (陈光诚) , his wife Yuan Weijing (袁伟静) , and their two children arrived safely tonight in the United States. They were met at the Newark International Airport by representatives of the U.S. State Department and New York University, as well as China law expert...
An informed source told Human Rights in China (HRIC) that Li Jie’e ( 李洁娥 ) , a resident of Yangji Village, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, jumped to her death on May 9, 2012, after her home was demolished in March this year as part of a land requisition by local authorities. The...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that You Minglei (游明磊) , a bank employee in Nanchang, Jiangxi Province, has been taken into police custody on suspicion of “inciting subversion of state power” after distributing political leaflets. He is being held at Nanchang Municipal No. 2 Detention...
Bao Junsheng (鲍俊生) , organizer of a 2009 protest in front of a courthouse in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, was released on February 22, after completing a three-year sentence on conviction of “gathering a crowd to disturb social order.” He was met by some three dozen friends outside the Leshan...
Rights activist Wang Yi ( 王译 ) , also known as Chen Jianping ( 程建萍 ), was released today from a Henan Reeducation-Through-Labor (RTL) facility where she served one year of RTL as punishment for re-tweeting a sarcastic message in October 2010. Wang said that she is staying at a guesthouse in Henan,...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned from eyewitnesses that on October 30, 2011, 37 rights defenders and netizens who attempted to visit the blind legal advocate Chen Guangcheng ( 陈光诚 ) in Linyi, Shandong Province, were beaten by around 100 unidentified individuals. Many of them were injured,...
Eyewitnesses told Human Rights in China (HRIC) that on Friday, October 21, 2011, a group of defense lawyers and supporting colleagues who are working on a high-profile murder case in Beihai, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, were surrounded by dozens of people outside the Beihai Municipal...
On August 12, 2011, the trial of Wang Lihong (王荔蕻) on the charge of “picking quarrels and provoking troubles” (寻衅滋事) at Beijing’s Chaoyang District People’s Court ended without a verdict. Wang is a well-known and well-respected activist in Beijing who began her rights defense activities after...
Upon his release after a four-month jail term, Li Shuangde (李双德) , a legal worker in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, describes how the authorities turned an instance of credit card overdraft into the charge of “credit card fraud” (信用卡诈骗) against him and coerced a guilty plea from him by threatening his...
Human Rights in China has learned that Yao Lifa (姚立法) , a school teacher and a prominent advocate of direct local elections, has been missing since Monday, June 20.

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