Category Archives: Subversion

An ‘absurd verdict’: Jail terms for China activists who voiced support for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy Occupy protests

Two activists who voiced support on social media for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy Occupy protests in 2014 have been sentenced to jail terms by a court in Guangdong, south China, on Friday.

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‘My Brother Has Been Appallingly Treated’

Zhu Xiaoyan, the U.S.-based sister of veteran jailed democracy activist Zhu Yufu, has called on the ruling Chinese Communist Party to end the beatings and mistreatment meted out to her brother in prison. Continue reading

Court applies for fourth verdict deferral for Chinese activist who voiced support for Occupy protests

A Guangxi court has applied for the verdict for women’s rights activist Su Changlan to be deferred for the fourth time, her lawyer has said. Su was detained in October 2014 after making comments on social media in support of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy Occupy movement. She previously worked as a volunteer for the New York-based Women’s Rights in China group, and has been a long time campaigner for women’s and children’s rights. Continue reading

Activist, Writer Held on Spying, Subversion Charges in China’s Sichuan

 

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Sichuan rights activists Yang Xiuqiong (L) and Huang Qi (R) in photo taken before their detention, Feb. 18, 2016. Photo courtesy of activist Li Zhaoxiu.

Authorities in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan have formally arrested the founder of a rights website on state secrets charges while detaining a writer who criticized widespread air pollution on suspicion of subversion. Continue reading

Online activist Sun Feng sentenced

sun-feng1Last week, a court in the eastern province of Shandong handed a five-year jail term to online activist Sun Feng after holding him in pretrial detention for two years, rights activists said. Continue reading

China Postpones Activist’s Subversion Trial, Wife Still Missing

Chinese democracy activist Qin Yongmin and wife Zhao Suli

Chinese democracy activist Qin Yongmin and wife Zhao Suli are shown in a photo from October 2013. Photo courtesy of rosechina.net

Authorities in the central Chinese city of Wuhan once more prolonged the pretrial detention of a veteran democracy activist for subversion on Thursday amid growing concerns over the safety of his ‘disappeared’ wife. Continue reading

195. LIANG QINHUI (released)

Liang QinhuiPen name                Jiandao (Dagger)
Sex                               Male

Birth date                1983-10-03

Birth place              Lanshan County, Hunan Province

Resident place       Haizhun District, Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province

Education                 Middel school Continue reading

‘My Brother’s Spirit Seemed Broken’

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Zhu Xiaoyan, sister of imprisoned democracy activist Zhu Yufu, calls on supporters overseas to pay attention to his case. RFA

Zhu Xiaoyan is the U.S.-based sister of veteran jailed democracy activist Zhu Yufu, who was handed a seven-year jail term for subversion by a court in the eastern city of Hangzhou after he penned a poem calling on people to vote with their feet. She spoke at a recent event in San Francisco about her brother, who wrote the poem titled “It is Time” during online calls for ‘Jasmine’ rallies inspired by protests in the Middle East in early 2011. Continue reading