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According to information available online and HRIC sources, Liu Weiguo ( 刘卫国) , the lawyer of Xu Zhiyong ( 许志永 ) , was taken into custody on July 18, 2013, after he attempted to visit Xu at Beijing No. 3 Detention Center.
Zhao Changqing —one of the "ten gentlemen of Beijing calling for disclosure of officials’ assets”—is going to prison for the fourth time. The first time was in 1989, when he was arrested because of his activities in Democracy Movement. He was imprisoned again in 1998 and 2002 because he ran for...
In a statement on the criminal detention of rights defender Zhao Changqing ( 赵常青 ) and lawyer Ding Jiaxi ( 丁家喜 ) in Beijing, the Alliance of Chinese Citizens for Rights Defense pointed out that such actions by the authorities would only lead to further unrest in an already unstable society, and...
Human Rights in China has learned that Chinese authorities have placed seven activists under criminal detention on charges of “illegal assembly.” These individuals, including long-time activist Zhao Changqing ( 赵常青 ) and Beijing lawyer Ding Jiaxi ( 丁家喜 ) , have called for public disclosure of...
In this article , legal scholar and human rights activist Xu Zhiyong and others show their support for the four Beijing citizens including, Hou Xin, who were criminally detained on March 31, 2013, after they displayed banners and publicly called for disclosure of official assets in Xidan, downtown...
Shaanxi Dissident Zhao Changqing , who was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment and three years’ additional deprivation of political rights in August 2003, was released on November 27, 2007 upon completing his sentence. Zhao was convicted of “incitement to subvert state power” in relation to an...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that imprisoned dissident Zhao Changqing has again been placed in solitary confinement after refusing to participate in military drills in prison. Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that veteran dissident Zhao Changqing has been repeatedly subjected to abusive treatment in prison, including solitary confinement, most recently because he objected to singing the political anthem, "...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that Internet dissident Ouyang Yi was sentenced to two years in prison on charges of “incitement to subvert state power.”
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned from sources in China that on January 6, Shanghai-based political activist Sang Jiancheng was sentenced by the Shanghai Intermediate People’s Court to three years in prison on charges of incitement to subvert state power. Local activists such as Li Guotao...


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