Category Archives: Subversion

Chinese Rights Lawyer Jiang Tianyong Allowed Home Visit, Still ‘Not Free’

Authorities in the central Chinese province of Henan have allowed prominent human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong to return to his parents’ home, three days after his release at the end of a two-year jail term. Continue reading

185. XIE FENGXIA (released)

Xie fengxiaPenname                      XIE Wenfei

Sex                                    Male

Birth date                   1977-04-07

Birth place                  Chenzhou City, Hunan Province

Resident place          Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province Continue reading

Final Verdict on Qin Yongmin from the Hubei Provincial High People’s Court

On September 26, 2018, the Hubei Provincial High People’s Court upheld a lower court’s ruling on veteran rights activist Qin Yongmin’s case: conviction of subversion of state power, a 13-year prison term, and three years of post-release deprivation of political rights. Continue reading

Qin Yongmin: Prominent Chinese dissident jailed for 13 years

Chinese dissident Qin Yongmin, who is now 64, pictured in 1993–AFP/Getty Images

One of China’s highest-profile democracy campaigners has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for “subversion of state power”.

Qin Yongmin, 64, has already spent a total of 22 years behind bars. Continue reading

173. XU ZHIQIANG (released)

Xu Zhiqiang

Pen name              Master Shengguan (Buddhist name)

Sex                             Male

Birth date               1961-12-29

Birth place              Datong City, Shanxi Province

Resident place        Travel far and wide Continue reading

An ‘absurd verdict’: Jail terms for China activists who voiced support for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy Occupy protests

Two activists who voiced support on social media for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy Occupy protests in 2014 have been sentenced to jail terms by a court in Guangdong, south China, on Friday.

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‘My Brother Has Been Appallingly Treated’

Zhu Xiaoyan, the U.S.-based sister of veteran jailed democracy activist Zhu Yufu, has called on the ruling Chinese Communist Party to end the beatings and mistreatment meted out to her brother in prison. Continue reading

Court applies for fourth verdict deferral for Chinese activist who voiced support for Occupy protests

A Guangxi court has applied for the verdict for women’s rights activist Su Changlan to be deferred for the fourth time, her lawyer has said. Su was detained in October 2014 after making comments on social media in support of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy Occupy movement. She previously worked as a volunteer for the New York-based Women’s Rights in China group, and has been a long time campaigner for women’s and children’s rights. Continue reading