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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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Michael Caster and Peter Dahlin:China should be proud of Wang Quanzhang – instead it persecutes him


Li Wenzu, 31, wife of imprisoned lawyer Wang Quanzhang poses for a portrait with their son Wang Guangwei, 3. Photograph: Adam Dean for the Guardian

Last July, the Chinese government launched its most widespread crackdown on rule of law advocates in decades, detaining some 300 rights defenders. Some have been held incommunicado since, with lawyers and family members trying to visit them in detention being told to look elsewhere. Continue reading

Swedish Rights Worker Dahlin Arrives Home, Fellow Swede Gui Minhai Still Held

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Swedish human rights activist Peter Dahlin is shown in an undated photo. AFP

Swedish human rights worker Peter Dahlin arrived back in his home country on Tuesday after being deported by Beijing in the wake of his detention, although fellow Swedish national Gui Minhai remains in detention in China. Continue reading

Swedish Activist Peter Dahlin Concerned Over Colleagues In Chinese Prisons

Simon Lewis
Jan. 26, 2016


In this image made from undated video released by China Central Television, Peter Dahlin, a Swedish co-founder of a human-rights group, speaks on camera in an unknown location

‘Three of my colleagues and close friends are still incarcerated,’ the deported activist says. 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

Chinese police patrol Tiananmen Square

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

Swedish activist Peter Dahlin ‘confesses’ on China TV

A detained Swedish rights activist has appeared on Chinese state television apparently confessing to breaking the law through his group’s activities.

Peter Dahlin has been held since early January amid a crackdown on human rights lawyers and activists. Continue reading