Category Archives: Writers in Prison

China accuses rights activist of ‘fake news’ fabricating torture

By Christian Shepherd | BEIJING

BEIJING Chinese state media said on Thursday that a prominent Chinese rights activist had made up “fake news” of torture to grab international headlines, but his defenders said the accusations were a coordinated attempt to smear his name. Continue reading


KUNCHOK TSEPHEL GOPEY TSANGPen name               

 Sex                               Male

 Birth date                1970

Birth place              Maqu County, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province

Resident place         Maqu County, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province Continue reading


Lu JianhuaPen name                Wen Yu

Sex                               Male

Birth date                1960-07-03

Birth place              Shanghai City

Resident place         Beijing City Continue reading


Zhu YufuSex                                Male

Birth date                1953-02-13

Birth place              Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province Continue reading

‘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


Li HepingSex                              Male

Birth date               1970-10-26

Birth place            Luoshan County,  Henan Province

Resident place       Beijing

Education                 LL.B from Henan University (1995), LL.M from Renmin University of China (2005) Continue reading

Fears for Chinese Poet Liu Xia’s Life After Troubling Phone Call to Friend

NEW YORK—Reports that Chinese poet Liu Xia, who is spending her seventh year under house without charge, has made rare and risky contact with a fellow writer to lament her failing her health raise fears for her life under conditions of stringent confinement and isolation, PEN America said in statement today. 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