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Rights defender Guo Feixiong (penname of Yang Maodong) files a complaint against the Tianhe Detention Center in Guangzhou, where he is detained, for subjecting detainees to daily strip searches. He requests that the court confirm the unlawfulness of the defendant’s behavior and order the defendant...
In this statement, Lawyer Wang Yu of the Beijing Feng Rui Law Firm rebuts the accusations made against her in a recent article by an anonymous author. Entitled “Female lawyer refuses to serve time after being convicted of hitting a person and causing hearing loss,” the article was published and...
  • Wang Quanzhang
On June 18, 2015, three lawyers, Wang Quanzhang, Shi Fulong, and Chen Zhiyong, were discharging their duty as defense counsel at the Dongchangfu District Court, Liaocheng, Shandong Province. They were interrupted numerous times by the court. Wang Quanzhang was even expelled from the courtroom,...
Lawyer Li Fangping shares details of of his first meeting with Fujian activist Tu Fu (aka Wu Gan). He says he was moved by Tu’s optimism, humor, warmth, perseverance, calm, and sense of responsibility. The meeting lasted less than an hour. Tu Fu was detained on May 19, initially sentenced to...
At roughly 11:00 p.m. on May 17, 2015, while providing legal services in Nanning, Guangxi, Hunan lawyer Xie Yang was beaten by several unidentified, armed persons. He sustained multiple injuries and his lower leg was fractured. In response to the incident, on May 18 Beijing lawyer Zhang Lei issued...
Cheng Hai (程海), a lawyer currently disputing his one year suspension from legal practice, leads 38 lawyers in demanding an end to the annual assessment and certification process for lawyers. The statement argues that this certification practice, mandated by the Ministry of Justice, not only...
On Christmas Day, 2009, a court in Beijing convicted Liu Xiaobo (刘晓波) , a prominent intellectual, of “inciting subversion of state power” and sentenced him to 11 years in prison and two years of deprivation of political rights. The verdict cited as evidence passages from six essays Liu published...
Although many legal scholars are now saying publicly that Custody and Repatriation (C&R) violates national laws, the police continue to insist that it is indispensable. Nicolas Becquelin describes a system that has grown rapidly and continues to cause systemic abuses of the rights of poor...
The extrajudicial execution of Cao Haixin, a good citizen of Zhengzhou By the admission of the authorities, judicial corruption in China has reached endemic proportions. But this is not just a matter of money; sometimes life itself may be at stake. And even the intervention of public spirited...
The following are some of the individuals known to have been detained or sentenced to prison as a result of posting material on the Internet. SENTENCED Guo Qinghai

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