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  • Lawyers and citizens declare hunger strike outside Qixing Detention Center, Jiangsanjiang, Heilongjiang, to protest unlawful detention of rights lawyers and citizens. March 25, 2014.
In the days following the March 21 detention of four lawyers — Jiang Tianyong ( 江天勇 ) , Tang Jitian ( 唐吉田 ) , Wang Cheng ( 王成 ) , and Zhang Junjie ( 张俊杰 ) —and approximately 20 citizens , in Jiansanjiang City, Heilongjiang Province, the authorities rounded up and questioned scores of other lawyers...
Lawyers and citizens sent the following letter to the Ministry of Public Security regarding the illegal detention of citizens and rights defense lawyers in Jiansanjiang:
This urgent complaint was filed by a number of citizens before the Heilongjiang Supreme People’s Procuratorate against Sui Fengfu, Party Secretary of the General Bureau of Farm Reclamation of Heilongjiang, (黑龙江农垦总局) and others for abduction, illegal detention, and other crimes. From 9:00 a.m. to 4:...
Human rights lawyer Liu Weiguo circulated online 20 templates of Open Government Information requests seeking disclosure of information concerning the detention of the four lawyers and the authorities’ refusal to allow them to meet their lawyers. Liu asks citizens to fill out the applications, mail...
On March 21, 2014, four rights defense lawyers, Jiang Tianyong (江天勇), Tang Jitian (唐吉田), Wang Cheng (王成) , and Zhang Junjie (张俊杰) , as well as an unknown number of citizens were detained by police authorities in Jiansanjiang, Heilongjiang Province (黑龙江省建三江). Their detention took place one day after...
Rights defender Zhou Li ( 周莉) told Human Rights in China that she was taken into custody early morning December 3 from outside the Yushui District People’s Court in Xinyu, Jiangxi Province. Zhou, based in Beijing, had gone to the court to show her support for Liu Ping ( 刘萍 ) , Wei Zhongping ( 魏忠平...
In his article , rights activist Zhang Lin describes the kidnapping of his 10-year-old daughter and her 20-hour illegal detention in Hefei and Bengbu, Anhui Province, on February 27 and 28. Police also searched Zhang’s home in Hefei, took away his keys, mobile, and computer. Photos of Zhang Anni...
In this article (Chinese only), Shanghainese rights activist Feng Zhenghu (冯正虎) narrates how he sent a letter to CPC Secretary-General and PRC President Xi Jinping (习近平) in December 2012, with a complaint on how he spent 268 days in illegal detention in 2012, and what happened as a result.
Attachment 1 Announcement of a December 8, 2012 press conference and seminar in Flushing, New York City, organized by “Friends of Liu Xiaobo,” to launch a global campaign to obtain the release of Liu Xiaobo and his wife, Liu Xia. Attachment 2 A letter of support for the campaign from Ding Zilin, a...
Veteran rights defender Guo Feixiong says that in order to prevent him from going to a legal seminar where friends of his were attending, Guangzhou police detained him for eight hours on trumped-up charges, including “selling fake alcohol” and “disturbing public order.” Guo says that he has been...

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