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In his letter, the exiled dissident Chinese writer Liao Yiwu raises questions about the character, as well as writings, of Mo Yan, the recipient of the 2012 Nobel Prize for Literature.
In this complaint submitted to the Supreme People’s Procuratorate, the lawyers Xiao and Guo say that the CPC’s 18th Congress has ended but Wuhan dissident Qin Yongmin is still missing. They accuse the Qingshan District Public Security Bureau in Wuhan of illegally restricting Qin Yongmin’s personal...
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...
Increasingly concerned that he will be arrested, the Wuhan activist releases a statement , dated July 5, 2012, saying that he will not commit suicide and that he and his wife Wang Xifeng have retained two lawyers. Since May 2012 when Qin and Wang performed their marriage ceremony, the authorities...
Wuhan dissident Qin Yongmin (秦永敏) and Wang Xifeng (王喜凤) were married in May 2012. However, authorities have persisted in refusing to issue a marriage certificate to the couple. In this article (Chinese only), Qin and Wang explain how they have had to terminate their pregnancy in order to avoid...
The 16 members of the Defenders of Lin Zhao’s Legacy have been announced as the recipients of the Fifth annual Promoting Progress in China Award from the Australia-based Qi’s Cultural Foundation. In their nomination for the Defenders of Lin Zhao’s Legacy, Hu Jie (胡杰), Ai Xiaoming (艾晓明), and Ai...
Gansu activist and former policeman Li Dawei (李大伟) was sentenced in 2002 to 11-years in prison after being convicted for “inciting subversion of state power.” Li appealed the judgement but was unsuccessful. He was released in April 2012. HRIC has translated into English the second instance (appeal...
Liu Ping, one of the three independent candidates running for the local people’s congress of Xinyu City, Jiangxi Province, details the abuses and brutalities she and her two fellow candidates, Wei Zhongping and Li Sihua, have suffered since they began their campaigns. The brutalities include...
In this letter of complaint (Chinese only) to the government of Qingshan District, Wuhan, Hubei Province, Qin Yongmin (秦永敏), a Wuhan-based dissident, and his fiancé, Wang Xifeng (王喜凤), recount how the public security bureaus in both Qingshan District and Hunyuan County, Shanxi Province, where Wang...
On May 15, 2012, Chongqing dissident and Chinese Pan-Blue Alliance leader Zhang Qi (张起) was released from Yuzhou Prison after having served a four-year sentence. Zhang was detained on May 16, 2008, formally arrested on June 20, 2009, and convicted of “inciting subversion of state power” on July 7,...

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