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HRC34 | Urge China to amend laws, investigate torture and release detained defenders

In Geneva, it does not go entirely unnoticed that China continues to engage in a sustained crackdown which aims to gag, discredit, or intimidate into silence virtually any dissenting voices in the country. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, in his annual global update to the UN’s top human rights body, raised a number of serious concerns in Asian countries. On China specifically, he deplored ‘the intimidation and detention of lawyers and activists who seek the good of their community and nation’ and added: ‘I am also disturbed by cases of restrictions on cultural and religious rights, particularly in Xinjiang and Tibet’. Continue reading

China Hardens Position Against Hong Kong Booksellers

Michael Lipin, July 14, 2016 12:00 AM
Freed Hong Kong bookseller Lam Wing-kee, right, is accompanied by pro-democracy lawyer Albert Ho after giving a news conference in Hong Kong

Freed Hong Kong bookseller Lam Wing-kee, right, is accompanied by pro-democracy lawyer Albert Ho after giving a news conference in Hong Kong, June 16, 2016.

China is toughening its position in the case of five Hong Kong booksellers it detained last year for publishing books critical of Chinese leaders.

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Chinese Police Want Outspoken Bookseller Lam to Return to the Mainland

Lam Wing-kei

Returned bookseller Lam Wing-kei speaks to RFA in Hong Kong, June 20, 2016. RFA

Police in China’s eastern city of Ningbo have called on bookseller Lam Wing-kee, whose explosive revelations of eight months in Chinese detention rocked his native Hong Kong, to return to the mainland to cooperate with an investigation. Continue reading

‘I Am Definitely Being Followed in Hong Kong’: Returned Bookseller Lam Wing-kei

Returned bookseller Lam Wing-kei speaks to RFA in Hong Kong

Returned bookseller Lam Wing-kei speaks to RFA in Hong Kong, June 20, 2016. RFA

Lam Wing-kei, a slight, soft-spoken man who carries a satchel and looks extremely tired, doesn’t look like much of a threat to the ruling Chinese Communist Party. Continue reading

219. GUI MINHAI

Gui MinhaiPenname                Ah Hai

Sex                              Male

Birth date              1964-05-05

Birth place             Ning City, Zhejiang Province

Resident place       Berlin, Germany (Swedish citizen)

Education                B.A. in History at Peking University (1985), M.A. in Humanities (1990) and Ph.D in History (1996) at University of Gothenburg Continue reading

Returned Hong Kong Bookseller Says ‘Confession’ Scripted, Lee Bo Abducted

Lam Wing-kei

Hong Kong bookseller Lam Wing-kei speaks to reporters in Hong Kong, June 16, 2016. AFP

The fourth of five missing Hong Kong booksellers to return to the city has confirmed that he was detained as he crossed the internal immigration border into mainland China last October, before being blindfolded, spirited away, and interrogated for months by a special police unit directed from Beijing. Continue reading

Fourth Causeway Bay Bookseller Reappears in Hong Kong, Sparking Questions

Causeway Bay Books

Journalists wait outside a building entrance under a yellow sign that leads up to the Causeway Bay Books store which sells books on Chinese politics in Hong Kong, Feb. 1, 2016. AFP

China has allowed the fourth of five missing Hong Kong booksellers to return to the city, where he requested that police close the file on his missing persons case. Continue reading

Daughter of Swedish Bookseller Says He is Illegally Held in China on Dubious Charges

Gui Minhai

Placards showing missing bookseller Lee Bo (L) and his associate Gui Minhai (R) are shown by members of the Civic Party outside the China liaison office in Hong Kong, Jan. 19, 2016. AFP

The daughter of a Swedish national, who was detained by China under opaque circumstances, is calling on the United States to press Beijing for his release. Continue reading