Monthly Archives: 七月 2015

145. LIU BENQI (released)

Liu BenqiPen name               

Sex                                Male

Birth date                 1969-10-02

Birth place               Hong’an County, Hubei Province

Resident place         Geermu City, Qinghai Province Continue reading

US Pushes for NGO’s Acceptance Despite China Lobbying

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Associated Press
July 16, 2015 7:15 AM

UNITED NATIONS —The United States has launched a campaign to get U.N. accreditation for the non-profit organization Freedom Now, which works to free prisoners of conscience around the world, but the effort is facing opposition, especially from China.

Last month, the U.N. committee that accredits non-governmental Continue reading

US Congress Outraged Over Death of Tibetan Dissident

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Yang Chen
Last updated on: July 15, 2015 5:48 PM

WASHINGTON—Members of the U.S. Congress have expressed outrage over the Continue reading

China’s Crackdown on Rights Lawyers Shows No Sign of Abating

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China intensified its sweeping crackdown on human rights lawyers and legal activists on Tuesday, as the country’s state media shrugged off growing international condemnation and lawyers under threat warned that the country’s already fragile rule of law would be further weakened.

The mass arrest drive that opened Continue reading

Hong Kong Student Leaders Charged Over Democracy Protest

3D7423EB-3271-47CB-AF84-11AD23F1B971_w640_r1_s_cx0_cy2_cw0Student leaders Joshua Wong (R) and Nathan Law smile in front of supporters holding yellow umbrellas, symbol of the Occupy Central movement, outside a police station in Hong Kong, July 14, 2015.
July 14, 2015 3:50 PM

HONG KONG—Two Hong Kong students who rose to fame during pro-democracy demonstrations that angered Beijing last year were charged on Tuesday with obstructing police during a protest earlier in the year.

The charges were related to a protest outside the office Continue reading

High-profile Tibetan Monk Dies in Prison in China

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BEIJING—A Tibetan monk who was one of China’s most prominent political prisoners has died in jail, a relative said on Monday, and a rights group Continue reading

Hong Kong journalist association says press freedom deteriorating

 

A newspaper columnist urges passersby to support stabbed former Ming Pao chief editor Kevin Lau in Hong Kong February 28, 2014.   REUTERS/Bobby Yip

A newspaper columnist urges passersby to support stabbed former Ming Pao chief editor Kevin Lau in Hong Kong February 28, 2014. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

A newspaper columnist urges passersby to support stabbed former Ming Pao chief editor Kevin Lau in Hong Kong February 28, 2014.
REUTERS/BOBBY YIP

The Hong Kong Journalists’ Association says PP has Continue reading

Chinese Authorities Detain and Denounce Rights Lawyers

zhoushifengBy CHRIS BUCKLEY JULY 11, 2015

CHONG KONG — At least five Chinese lawyers from a firm that specialized in rights cases have been detained by the police in Beijing and accused of running a criminal syndicate to smear the Communist Party and “create social chaos” through their litigation, state-run news media said on Saturday.

The accusations bear the hallmarks of a concerted operation, and signaled one of the most high-profile efforts by the party under President Xi Jinping to discredit the “rights defense movement,” Continue reading