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Now serving a four-year prison sentence for “incitement to subvert state power” for setting up an independent corruption monitoring group, An Jun is being held in Henan Province No. 1 Prison in Kaifeng City, and has a heart condition for which he is not receiving proper treatment.
Human Rights in China (HRIC) welcomes the publication of The Tiananmen Papers, calling them a perfect catalyst for genuine accountability for the June 4, 1989 massacre and crackdown. "This glimpse into the inner workings of China’s senior decision-making process allows us to assign responsibility...
Cooperation with UN, wording and substance call into question China’s commitment to improving human rights
HRIC issues open letter
Two unforgettable summer weeks in a Beijing prison Chinese writers face harder times. While China rushes towards an ever more market-oriented economic system, President Jiang Zemin has made it clear that he intends no change in ideology. Several scholars and outspoken journalists have lost their...
The Li Peng lawsuit & universal jurisdiction over violations of rights
Tong Shidong & Liao Shihua
Rebiya Kadeer , once celebrated by the Chinese government as a model Uighur businesswoman, is now serving an eight year prison term for “illegally passing intelligence outside of China.” Kadeer, 54, was detained on August 11, 1999, on her way to meet a US Congressional Research Service delegation...
Led by Ding Zilin, Zhang Xianling and Su Bingxian, a group of 110 June Fourth victims and family members in China has issued a statement entitled, “A Declaration on the U.S. Federal Court’s Acceptance of the Lawsuit Brought by June Fourth Victims Against Li Peng for Crimes Against Humanity.” (Full...

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