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Bill of Indictment Against Rights Activist Wu Gan

Wu GanTianjin Municipal People’s Procuratorate Number Two Branch

Bill of Indictment

TJ 2d Br Proc Crim Indict (2016) No. 10001

Defendant Wu Gan (吴淦), male, [redacted], identification card number [redacted], Han ethnicity, high school graduate, a native of Xiamen city Fujian province, administrative employee of Beijing Fengrui Law Firm (北京锋锐律师事务所), registered address [redacted], Continue reading

229. XIONG FEIJUN (released)

xiong-feijun1Name                        XIONG Yingxue

Pen name                XIONG Feijun

Sex                              Male

Birth date                1964-11-11

Birth place              Honga’an County, Hubei Province Continue reading

Human Rights in Hong Kong at Lowest Point Since 1997 Handover: Amnesty

Hong Kong lawmaker Nathan Law

Hong Kong lawmaker Nathan Law shows photos of his bruises following an attack by pro-Beijing protesters, Jan. 9, 2017. RFA

Human rights in Hong Kong deteriorated to their lowest point ever last year, according to an annual report by Amnesty International. Continue reading

Bill of Indictment Against Human Rights Lawyer Xie Yang

Xie YangHunan Province Changsha Municipal People’s Procuratorate

Bill of Indictment

CS Proc Crim Indict [2016] No. 85

Defendant Xie Yang (谢阳), male, [redacted], Han ethnicity, master’s degree education, was a practicing lawyer at Hunan Gangwei Law Firm, [redacted]. Continue reading

A Joint Statement Upon the Establishment of ‘China Human Rights Accountability Center’

UDHROn December 23, 2016, President Obama signed into law “The Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act” (NDAA 2017, section 1261-1265). The law authorizes the U.S. president to levy sanctions against foreign nationals who engage in the following acts: significant corruption, extrajudicial killings, torture, violation of international human rights covenants, and persecution of those who expose government corruption or seek to defend internationally recognized human rights. Continue reading

China: Incommunicado detention of human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong

CHN 001 / 0117 / OBS 002
Enforced disappearance /
Arbitrary and incommunicado detention /
Judicial harassment
 China
January 9, 2017

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and FIDH, requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in China. Continue reading

Western economists and China’s rise

Julian Gewirtz-ZZYUnlikely Partners: Chinese Reformers, Western Economists, and the Making of Global China. By Julian Gewirtz. Harvard University Press; 389 pages; $39.95. To be published in Britain on January 31st. Continue reading

206. XIE YANYI (released)

xie-yanyiPen name                Liang Buzheng

Sex                               Male

Birth date               1975-03-20

Birth place            

Resident place       Miyun County, Beijing Continue reading