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Liu Tianyan (刘天艳) , wife of dissident Fu Hailu (符海陆) —who is accused of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” for creating a wine bottle label in 2016 to mark the anniversary of June Fourth—posted this essay one day before his trial. She points out that Fu had in fact already been imprisoned for...
Sources told Human Rights in China that the Tianhe Sub-branch of the Guangzhou Municipal Public Security Bureau (天河公安分局) has refused to let detained rights activist Guo Feixiong ( 郭飞雄 ) , also known as Yang Maodong ( 杨茂东 ) , meet with his lawyers, Sui Muqing ( 隋牧青 ) and Lin Qilei ( 蔺其磊) . Guo has...
Under intense international anticipation of the release today from prison of prominent rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong ( 江天勇) , who was convicted of the trumped up charge of “inciting subversion of state power,” the Chinese authorities have instead disappeared him. His supporters outside the Henan...
In this timeline, Guangdong-based legal activist Guo Feixiong (郭飞雄) (a.k.a. Yang Maodong [杨茂东]) chronicles the events that led up to the detention and release of several democracy activists who have become known as the "five gentlemen of Guangzhou who held placards." In late March 2012, a number of...
Today, the Guangzhou Municipal Tianhe District People’s Court opened the trial of rights activist Guo Feixiong ( 郭飞雄) , also known as Yang Maodong ( 杨茂 东) , and Sun Desheng ( 孙德胜) , but did not proceed as lawyers for the defendants did not appear in court in protest of what they alleged were...

After 37 days of detention, five women activists, Li Tingting (李婷婷), Wu Rongrong (武嵘嵘), Zheng Churan (郑楚然), Wei Tingting (韦婷婷), and Wang Man (王曼), were “released upon guarantee pending further investigation” (取保候审) on April 13, 2015.

According to a source inside China, since the Two Congresses started, Pu Wenqing (蒲文清) , the 86-year-old mother of Huang Qi (黄琦) , the detained veteran rights defender and the founder of 64 Tianwang website (64tianwang.com), has been under round-the-clock monitoring by security personnel. She has...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) strongly condemns the beating of Chinese rights defender and legal advisor Guo Feixiong (also known as Yang Maodong) in prison. Reports of this beating are of particular concern in the lead-up to China’s review by the United Nations Committee Against Torture in November...

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