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201. WANG QUANZHANG

Wang QuanzhangSex                               Male

Birth date               1976-02-15

Birth place              Wulian County, Shandong Province

Resident place       Shijingshan District, Beijing Continue reading

Torture & the Criminalization of Human Rights Advocacy

A new report released this week by Chinese Human Rights Defenders highlights the widespread use of systematic torture by Chinese security agencies as a key tactic aimed at extracting forced confessions from detained . The report notes that this phenomenon is part of a broader move by the Chinese state to legalize repressive measures and criminalize human rights advocacy. Benjamin Haas at The Guardian reports: Continue reading

709 Crackdown: Latest data and development of cases as of 1800 16th December 2016

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As of 18:00 16th December 2016, at least 319 lawyers, law firm staff, human right activists and family members have been questioned, summoned, forbidden to leave the country, held under house arrest, residential surveillance, criminally detained, arrested and enforced disappearance.

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709 Lawyer Released on Bail in Psychological Distress

HRIC received the following account of the “release on bail” of lawyer Li Chunfu (李春富), who was detained in the 709 crackdown in 2015. The account describes Li in a state of apparent psychological damage. It was written by Wang Qiaoling (王峭岭), wife of Li’s brother, lawyer Li Heping (李和平), and by Li Wenzu (李文足), wife of lawyer Wang Quanzhang (王全璋). Li Heping and Wang Quanzhang are two other rights defense lawyers who were detained in the 709 crackdown, and who have been in custody since July 2015 on charges of “subversion of state power.”

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The European Union Delegation in China issues the following statement in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission in China

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Every year on 10 December the international community celebrates the anniversary of the proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This anniversary is an opportunity for both the EU and China to examine their progress in protecting the human rights of all persons. Continue reading

Michael Caster and Peter Dahlin:China should be proud of Wang Quanzhang – instead it persecutes him

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Li Wenzu, 31, wife of imprisoned lawyer Wang Quanzhang poses for a portrait with their son Wang Guangwei, 3. Photograph: Adam Dean for the Guardian

Last July, the Chinese government launched its most widespread crackdown on rule of law advocates in decades, detaining some 300 rights defenders. Some have been held incommunicado since, with lawyers and family members trying to visit them in detention being told to look elsewhere. Continue reading

Chinese Activists’ Families Face House Arrest, Travel Bans: Lawyers

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Li Wenzu (R), wife of detained rights attorney Wang Quanzhang, says state security police officers prevented her and their son from leaving their home in an interview with RFA on Aug. 11, 2016. RFA

Chinese authorities are continuing to mete out punishment by association to the families of detained human rights lawyers and activists, preventing them from leaving the county on “national security” grounds, activists said. Continue reading

Swedish Activist Peter Dahlin Concerned Over Colleagues In Chinese Prisons

Simon Lewis
Jan. 26, 2016

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In this image made from undated video released by China Central Television, Peter Dahlin, a Swedish co-founder of a human-rights group, speaks on camera in an unknown location

‘Three of my colleagues and close friends are still incarcerated,’ the deported activist says. Continue reading