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Canada, 10 other countries call out China for torturing human rights lawyers

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Eleven countries have jointly called on the Chinese government to investigate reports of torture against human rights lawyers and urged Beijing to abandon a controversial detention system that holds suspects in secret locations for months at a time. Continue reading

Chinese Activists Welcome Press Freedom Award to Bloggers, Rights Website

Chinese blogger Lu Yuyu and his girlfriend Li Tingyu

Chinese blogger Lu Yuyu (R) and his girlfriend, Li Tingyu, in undated photo. Not the News.

Chinese rights activists and journalists have welcomed a Press Freedom award handed to two detained bloggers and the Sichuan-based Tianwang rights website, amid fears that two of the recipients may be being mistreated in detention. Continue reading

Dark days ahead for press in China, warns French journalist after expulsion

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Ursula Gauthier (L), the Beijing-based correspondent for French news magazine L’Obs, speaks with hostesses at the airport before she takes her flight back to France, in Beijing on December 31, 2015. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR

A French journalist forced to leave China because of a critical article she wrote on the government’s policy in the troubled Xinjiang province, arrived back in France on Friday. Beijing accused Ursula Gauthier of supporting terrorism to justify not renewing her visa. She says the future looks bleak for journalists in China who challenge authorities. Continue reading