Tag Archives: NGO

Lee Ming-che’s wife says he’s in detention in China

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Taipei, March 28 (CNA) The wife of Taiwanese human rights advocate Lee Ming-che (李明哲) said Tuesday she had been informed that her husband was under arrest in China and she would like to visit him. Continue reading

HRC34 | Urge China to amend laws, investigate torture and release detained defenders

In Geneva, it does not go entirely unnoticed that China continues to engage in a sustained crackdown which aims to gag, discredit, or intimidate into silence virtually any dissenting voices in the country. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, in his annual global update to the UN’s top human rights body, raised a number of serious concerns in Asian countries. On China specifically, he deplored ‘the intimidation and detention of lawyers and activists who seek the good of their community and nation’ and added: ‘I am also disturbed by cases of restrictions on cultural and religious rights, particularly in Xinjiang and Tibet’. Continue reading

A human rights activist, a secret prison and a tale from Xi Jinping’s new China

peter-dahlin2Peter Dahlin spent 23 days in a ‘black prison’ in Beijing, where he says he was deprived of sleep and questioned with a ‘communication enhancement’ machine. Here he tells the story of his incarceration and expulsion from the People’s Republic

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Officials, Police Descend on Beijing NGO as New Law Takes Effect


More than 100 migrant workers surrounded a government office and blocked highways in Qianjiang, in China’s central province of Hubei to protest unpaid wages, Feb. 2. RFA

Authorities in the Chinese capital have cut off the utilities and destroyed the central heating system of a prominent non-governmen organization (NGO) set up to help migrant workers, as a new law came into effect placing foreign-funded NGOs effectively under police control. Continue reading

China Passes Controversial Law on Foreign NGOs Despite Criticism


FILE – Chinese President Xi Jinping attends the closing session of the annual National People’s Congress in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People, March 16, 2016.

China has passed a controversial law that imposes new rules on foreign non-governmental organizations and puts the registration and supervision of such groups under the control of public security authorities. Continue reading

China frees Swedish human rights activist

Peter Dahlin, who worked with Chinese human rights lawyers, had been held on suspicion of endangering state security

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Peter Dahlin appearing on China state television after he was taken into custody earlier this month. Photograph: AP

China has released a Swedish human rights activist it had taken into custody earlier this month and accused of being a foreign agent trying to undermine the Communist party, the Swedish foreign ministry has said. Continue reading

Activists See Bleak Future For China’s NGOs Amid Ongoing Crackdown

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Chinese police patrol Tiananmen Square in Beijing, looking for petitioners, Dec. 4, 2013. AFP

The outlook is bleak for nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in China amid an ongoing government crackdown targeting civil society groups, former NGO workers and activists said on Friday. Continue reading

More Than 1,000 Supporters Call For The Release of Rights Activist

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Yang Zhangqing (L) and Guo Bin (R) in file photos.
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More than 1,000 people who say they are victims of China’s draconian family planning policies have signed a public petition calling for the release of rights activist Continue reading