Xi Jinping takes a public oath of allegiance to the Constitution in the Great Hall of the People 13th National People’s Congress, Beijing, China Liu Feiyue is one of many Chinese human rights activists who have been swept up in Xi Jinping’s crackdown on dissent. Photograph: Xinhua/REX/Shutterstock
Flawed trial shows how Beijing abuses the judicial system to silence dissent, says Amnesty International
The founder of a prominent Chinese civil and human rights website has been sentenced to five years in prison for inciting state subversion, according to human rights organisations. Continue reading
Wang Quanzhang went missing in a 2015 crackdown
China has sentenced prominent human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang to four and a half years in prison for state subversion.
Wang, 42, had defended political campaigners and victims of land seizures, as well as followers of the banned spiritual Falun Gong movement. Continue reading
Last week, a court in the eastern province of Shandong handed a five-year jail term to online activist Sun Feng after holding him in pretrial detention for two years, rights activists said. Continue reading
Human rights defender Xia Lin, in undated file photo. Public domain.
A court in the Chinese capital on Thursday handed down a 12-year prison sentence to a prominent rights lawyer after finding him guilty of “fraud,” in a move slammed by rights groups as political persecution. Continue reading
Television screen shot of Chinese lawyer Zhou Shifeng being escorted by police officers to Tianjin No.2 Intermediate People’s Court in Tianjin, Aug. 4, 2016.
A court in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin sentenced a leading human rights lawyer to seven years in prison on Thursday, the third subversion trial this week of attorneys and activists who were rounded up in a sweeping crackdown on rights defenders a year ago. Continue reading
Democracy activist and house church leader Hu Shigen is shown in an undated photo. Photo courtesy of Boxun.com
Authorities in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin on Wednesday jailed a prominent pro-democracy activist and unofficial “house church” leader for seven years and six months on subversion charges as part of an ongoing crackdown on human rights lawyers and their associates. Continue reading
Citizen journalist Wang Jing (L), Tianwang website founder Huang Qi (C) and fellow activist Zhang Jixin (R), Dec. 6, 2013.
Authorities in the northeastern Chinese province of Jilin have jailed a citizen journalist for nearly five years on public order charges after she reported on the self-immolation of a petitioner on Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, her lawyer said on Monday. Continue reading
Flier calling for the release of (clockwise from left) Xie Wenfei, Hwang Jingyi, Liang Qinhui, Zhang Shengyu, Wang Mo and Master Shengguan, April 8, 2016. Civil Rights & Livelihood Watch
Authorities in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong on Friday handed jail terms of up to four-and-a-half years to four rights activists who publicly supported the 2014 pro-democracy Occupy Central movement in Hong Kong. Continue reading
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