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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...
Shanghai petitioner Li Yufang ( 李玉芳 ) was officially arrested on January 2, 2014, on the charge of “obstructing official business,” after being detained on December 19, 2013, by the Yangpu District branch of the Shanghai Public Security Bureau. Li’s was first detained after petitioning for help—by...
This reflection was written when the author, Xiao Guozhen, was fasting for one day on January 4, 2014, as part of an international hunger strike relay to commemorate June Fourth victims. The hunger strike relay is part of the Tianxia Weicheng campaign, which was kicked off in the United States on...
An Open Letter Regarding the Suspected Wrongdoing of Wanning Public Security Bureau in the Case of “Principal and Government Officials ‘Renting Rooms’ [at hotels] with Primary School Students”
This public appeal , in the form of a “Missing Person Notice,” is signed by 39 individuals who believe that rights defense activist, Yang Lin, has been “disappeared” by the authorities.
This statement , in the form of a letter to the Beijing Public Security Bureau, is signed by 10 defense counsels representing Zhao Changqing, Ding Jiaxi, Yuan Dong, Ma Xinli, and Zhang Baocheng, who are criminally detained on “illegal assembly.” Another two activists, Sun Hanhui and Hou Xin, were...
In an open letter on the criminal detention of at least seven individuals who have been calling on government officials to publicly disclose their assets, Xu Zhiyong ( 许志永 ) and nine other lawyers, media workers and entrepreneurs urge the authorities to protect the rights of citizens to freedom of...
In the afternoon of September 14, Lü Gengsong and other democracy activists in Hangzhou were warned by the police that they will not be allowed to leave their homes beginning on September 15. Earlier, 10 Hanzhou citizens, including Zou Wei, submitted an application to the Hangzhou Public Security...
[Shang Zhaoshu] Shang, a paraplegic since childhood as a result of a reaction to a vaccine, is a petitioner in Hegang City of Heilongjiang Province. Because of his petitioning activities, he was made to spend a year in Reeducation-Through-Labor and another year in detention. In June 2012, while...

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