Tag Archives: Guangdong

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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Detained Chinese Feminist Wins New Human Rights Honor

Detained activist Su Changlan, who has been in pre-trial detention for more than two years, on Tuesday received a prestigious human rights award from a coalition of Chinese human rights groups. 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

Interview: ‘They Humiliate You, And Treat You Like Animals, Worse Than a Dog’

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Wang Qingying (R) is shown following his release from prison. Photo courtesy of Xi Sen

A rights activist, one of the Guangzhou Three, recently released from prison in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong, says he is having trouble returning to normal life, detailing ongoing restrictions on his movements and a lack of income. Wang Qingying, who was sentenced on Jan. 29, 2016 by the Intermediate People’s Court in Guangdong’s provincial capital Guangzhou alongside Tang Jingling and Yuan Xinting, spoke to RFA following his release at the end of his two-and-a-half year sentence, most of which was served in pretrial detention: Continue reading

China Detains, Questions Activists Over Wukan Foreign Media Reports

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People with land disputes in Chongqing, China show solidarity with protesting villagers in Wukan, Sept. 17, 2016. RFA

Authorities in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong have jailed one activist and questioned another for “spreading rumors” over a recent crackdown by riot police in the rebel village of Wukan following weeks of protests. Continue reading

China Detains Woman for Posting News on Wukan Crackdown

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Portrait of jailed Wukan village chief Lin Zuluan is displayed by protesters demanding the release of Lin outside China Liaison Office in Hong Kong, China, Sept. 14, 2016.

Police in China’s southern Guangdong province are detaining citizens for posting information and news reports about a government crackdown on protesters in the small fishing village of Wukan. Continue reading

Reporters Detained, Beaten by Chinese Police in Rebel Village of Wukan

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Members of the Democratic Party demonstrate in from of the Hong Kong Central Government office on behalf of local reporters detained and beaten covering protests in Wukan, China, Sept. 15, 2016. RFA

Five Hong Kong journalists have been detained, dragged into interrogation rooms for hours and expelled by authorities in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong after they tried to cover a crackdown by armed police on the rebel village of Wukan following weeks of peaceful protests. Continue reading

Chinese Court Refuses Medical Parole For Women’s Rights Activist Held For Two Years

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Guangdong rights activist Su Changlan in an undated file photo. Photo courtesy of HRCChina.org

Authorities in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong have refused a request for medical parole made by the husband of a prominent women’s rights activist who voiced public support for the 2014 pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong, amid growing fears for her health. Continue reading