Tag Archives: Human Rights Lawyer

Chinese Police Worked With Myanmar Rebels to Arrest Son of Detained Rights Lawyers: Sources


image (12)Wang Yu (L) and Bao Zhuoxuan (R) in an undated photo.
Photo courtesy of Bao Zhuoxuan

The teenage son of two detained Chinese rights lawyers was detained alongside two friends and fellow activists in a cross-border police operation in a rebel-controlled part of Continue reading

Bao Zhuoxuan, Son of Rights Lawyer Held in China, Is Said to Be Under House Arrest

201510130249china1By MICHAEL FORSYTHE  OCT. 12, 2015

HONG KONG — The 16-year-old son of a detained Chinese human rights lawyer is now living under house arrest in northern China after being snatched at a Myanmar border town last week as he was trying to escape to the United States, a family friend said.

Bao Zhuoxuan, the son of the prominent human rights lawyer Wang Yu, Continue reading

Stand Up for International Principles and Call on China to End Its Human Rights Violations

Petitioning Members of the UK Parliament

Stand Up for International Principles and Call on China to End Its Human Rights Violations

Tibetan Uyghur Chinese Solidarity UK (TUCS) London, United Kingdom

Dear Members of Parliament,

In October 2015, the President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, will make an official State Visit to Britain. We, the undersigned, are calling on the UK government to Continue reading

Teen Son of Detained Rights Lawyer ‘Taken Away’ From Myanmar Guesthouse



Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Yu poses during an interview in Hong Kong, March 20, 2014.
Authorities in Myanmar have detained the teenage son of detained Chinese rights lawyer Wang Yu in a murky cross-border operation after he was denied permission Continue reading

Chinese Lawyers Call For The Abolition of Their Professional Body

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Rights lawyers like Pu Zhiqiang (front right, in May 3, 2014 photo) are an endangered species in China.
Photo courtesy of China Human Rights Defenders (CHRD).

Dozens of Chinese lawyers have written to the country’s parliament calling for an end to legal requirements that they join their professional association, amid an ongoing crackdown on the embattled legal profession.

The letter calls for the repeal of Clause 15 of China’s Continue reading

‘Chinese Lawyers Live in Constant Fear’: Former Chinese Judge


Zhong Jinhua (R) and a colleague in Shenzhen in an undated photo.
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Zhong Jinhua, a former judge at the Wenzhou Intermediate People’s Court in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang who became a lawyer to escape political interference, arrived last month in the United States along with his family.

His arrival on Sept. 4 coincided with a nationwide police operation targeting human Continue reading

Chinese Activists Who Made Lawyer T-Shirts Released on ‘Bail’


Aimage (38)ctivist and businessman Huang Yongxiang in undated photo.
Photo courtesy of Chen Keyun.

Authorities in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong have released on ‘bail’ four activists who launched a T-shirt campaign in support of detained human rights lawyers, amid an ongoing crackdown on the country’s embattled legal profession.

Police in Guangdong’s Zengcheng city had detained Liu Yajie Continue reading

Gao Zhisheng: Chinese lawyer describes ‘torture’

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Gao Zhisheng during an interview in 2006Image copyrightAP
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Gao Zhisheng says he was tortured with an electric baton to the face
Prominent Chinese dissident and human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng has broken his silence to describe how he was allegedly tortured and kept in solitary confinement while in detention.

The 51-year-old lawyer was released from prison in August 2014.

At the time, his lawyer described Mr Gao, a Nobel Peace Prize nominee, as emotionless, Continue reading