Monthly Archives: 一月 2017

China Shores up Great Firewall With New Rules Targeting VPNs

man surfs the Internet at a coffee shop in Beijing in a file photo

A man surfs the Internet at a coffee shop in Beijing in a file photo. AFP

China says it will crack down in 2017 on the use of virtual private networks (VPNs) to get around the complex system of blocks, filters, and human censorship known as the Great Firewall that limits what its citizens can see online. Continue reading

Transcript of Interviews with Lawyer Xie Yang (3) – Dangling Chair, Beating, Threatening Lives of Loved Ones, and Framing Others

Xie Yang, Chen Jiangang, January 21, 2017

Xie Yang and wife

Xie Yang and wife

Continued from Part One and Part Two

[The interview began at 2:49:55 p.m. on January 5, 2017.] Continue reading

Transcript of Interviews with Lawyer Xie Yang (2) – Sleep Deprivation

Xie Yang, Chen Jiangang, January 20, 2017

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Xie Yang

Continued from Part One

(The interview started at 9:23:32 a.m. on January 5, 2017)

Chen Jiangang (陈建刚, “CHEN”): Today Lawyer Liu Zhengqing (刘正清) had to go back. Let’s continue our interview. Continue reading

Transcript of Interviews with Lawyer Xie Yang (1)

Xie Yang, Chen Jiangang and Liu Zhengqing, January 19, 2017

In a series of interviews, the still incarcerated human rights lawyer Xie Yang provided a detailed account of his arrest, interrogations, and the horrific abuses he suffered at the hands of police and prosecutors, to his two defense lawyers Chen Jiangang (陈建刚) and Liu Zhengqing (刘正清). This revelation, and the extraordinary circumstances of it, mark an important turn in the 709 crackdown on human rights lawyers. This group, seen as the gravest threat to regime security, has not been crushed, but instead has become more courageous and more determined. This is the first of several installments in English translation. — The Editors Continue reading

Chinese human rights lawyer Xie Yanyi reunited with family after 18 months in detention

Xie Yanyi with his family

Xie Yanyi with his family. Photo: CHRLCG.

Human rights lawyer Xie Yanyi has been reunited with his family on Wednesday after being detained for around 18 months, according to the Hong Kong-based China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group. Continue reading

206. XIE YANYI (released)

xie-yanyiPen name                Liang Buzheng

Sex                               Male

Birth date               1975-03-20

Birth place            

Resident place       Miyun County, Beijing 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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