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Ding Jiaxi: Autocracy Must Perish — A Statement on Court


Counting from the 1911 Revolution (Hsinhai Revolution), more than 110 years have passed. After several generations of sacrifices, the Chinese people are still living in a state of political oppression, economic control, and ideological enslavement. The dictator and his privileged interest group have constantly made use of high-tech means to strengthen their autocratic rule. But the civilization is propelling the course of history with a powerful force; a battle between democracy and autocracy is unfolding; their lifelong autocracy and long-term delusion of one-party dictatorship are coming to an end, and China’s social transformation is approaching day by day. Continue reading

XU Zhiyong: A Beautiful China – A Statement on Court

I want to have a dream, a beautiful China, with beauty and liberty, fairness and happiness. It will be a democratic China. The world will still be the world of all people over the world. It will not be a land ruled by one clan or one party, but really a country by the people, with its power from the votes, not from the guns. Continue reading

She Is Not Alone – A Joint Statement

She Is Not Alone
– A Joint Statement

The undersigned PEN centers and individuals are expressing our solidarity with Ms. Geling Yan, a prominent American-Chinese author residing in Berlin, for her struggle to restore her credit against Chinese state power. As shown in her open letter attached, Chinese authorities have suppressed her freedoms of expression and of the press in China, and been extending their long-arm censorship beyond through China’s expanding economic and political powers. We are calling the writers, journalists, publishers, distributors and media of conscience to support Ms. Yan’s One-Person-against-A-State struggle Continue reading

256. Zhang Guiqi

Name                      Zhang Guiqi

Penname               Lu Yang

Sex                              Male

Birth date                1971-01-04

Birth place             Xin County, Shandong Province Continue reading

236. TASHI WANGCHUK (Released)

Sex                              Male

Birth date                1985-05-08

Birth place              Kyegudo County, Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture,  Qinghai Province Continue reading


Name                       Zhang Zhan

Sex                            Female

Birth date              1983-09-02

Birth place             Xianyang City, Shanxi Province

Resident place      Pudong New District, Shanghai City

Education              B.A in Finance at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Master of Law at Fudan University, Shanghai

Profession               Freelance, citizen journalist, and former lawyer (disbarred),  (honorary Member of ICPC)

Date of arrest          2020-05-14 (subpoena), 2020-05-15 (criminal detention), 2020-06-19 (arrest)

Organ of arrest      Pudong  Branch of Public Security Bureau of Shanghai  City

Cause of arrest       Online dissident posts, interviews and reports on the Wuhan epidemic and video releases on YouTube and other social media

Charge                       Picking quarrels and provoking trouble

Date of sentence     2020-12-28

Organ of sentence  Intermediate People’s Court of Shanghai City

Sentence                    Four years imprisonment

Defender                   Lawyers ZHANG Keke and REN Quanniu

Place of jail              Detention Center of  Pudong New District, Shanghai City

Situation in jail      Tortured, and so on hunger strike for several months

Date of release        2024-05-14 (?)

Family contact        SHAO Wenxia (mother)

Donation to

Case adopted by     ICPC

Current Status        Main case



Name                       GENG Xiaonan

Sex                            Female

Birth date              1974-04-16

Birth place             Luzhou City, Shichuan Province

Resident place      Beijing City

Education              B.A in directing at Central Academy of Drama, Beijing

Profession              Writer, editor, publisher, filmmaker, chairman of Legend Tianhui Film and Television Culture Co., Ltd. (honorary Member of ICPC)

Date of arrest          2020-09-09 (criminal detention), 2020-10-14 (arrest)

Organ of arrest      Haidian Branch of Public Security Bureau of  Beijing  City

Cause of arrest      Appealing for the arrested dissidents; the police alleged that her company had been involved in printing and selling illegal publications in its business activities, and a large number of illegal publications were found in its warehouse.

Charge                       Suspicion of illegal business

Date of sentence     not yet

Organ of sentence  no

Sentence                    not yet

Defender                   Lawyer SHANG Baojun (dismissed)

Place of jail              Detention Center of  Haidian District, Beijing City

Situation in jail      OK

Date of release        no

Family contact       

Donation to

Case adopted by     ICPC

Current Status        Main case



Name                      Qimangul Awut (aka Chimengul Awut)

Penname               Chimenqush (flower bird)

Sex                              Female

Birth date                1973

Birth place             Kashgar, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Continue reading