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Lawyer Zheng Xiang met with detained Jilin petitioner Guo Hongwei and learned that the supervising officers unlawfully used restraints such as leg irons and handcuffs, and instigated and condoned other detainees to maltreat him. The lawyer stated that he will file a complaint to investigate such...
Dr. Liu Sixin and Madam Zhao Wei were two of the individuals detained in the massive “709 crackdown” on lawyers and defenders that began in China on July 9 of this year. On September 17, Wang Lei and Ren Quanniu, the defense lawyers for Liu and Zhao, went to the pre-trial division of Hexi branch of...
On October 27, lawyer Zheng Xiang once again went to Tianjin’s Hexi Detention Center and finally learned that Hu Shigen’s case is being handled by the Hexi branch of the Tianjin Public Security Bureau. Hu was criminally detained on July 11, and was put under “residential surveillance in a...
On July 10, 2015, Beijing dissident and Christian Hu Shigen, along with Liu Yongping and Ge Ping, disappeared as they prepared to participate in a church gathering. Nearly 100 days after the family retained a lawyer to report the case to the security authorities, the only answer given by the police...
Wang Mo stood trial on November 19, 2015, for supporting the 2014 Umbrella Movement. He was accused of "inciting subversion of state power."
In the second and concluding session of China’s UN review for its compliance with the Convention Against Torture , the Chinese delegation resorted to a familiar formula in responding to the detailed questions raised by the Committee against Torture experts: long lists of partial and out-of-context...
Next Tuesday and Wednesday, November 17 and 18, in Geneva, the UN Committee Against Torture will review China on its implementation of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT), which it ratified in 1988. This review is taking place in a year...
Lawyers who have been prevented from leaving China issued a statement to the Beijing Public Security Bureau asking for “prompt correction” of the decision to stop them from overseas travel. Signatories: Cai Ying (蔡瑛) Chen Jiangang (陈建刚) Ge Wenxiu (葛文秀) Ge Yongxi (葛永喜) Huang Simin (黄思敏) Li Guobei (...
Lin Qilei was told by police at the Beijing Airport that the Beijing Public Security Bureau believes Lin "exiting Chinese territory would endanger state security."
In the Four Months Since My Uncle Went Missing Winter has arrived, it’s much colder now. November 10: it will have been four months since my uncle was forcibly disappeared. During this time, his lawyer went to Tianjin three times to apply to meet him but the public security departments twice made...

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