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
Chinese dissident Qin Yongmin, who is now 64, pictured in 1993–AFP/Getty Images
One of China’s highest-profile democracy campaigners has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for “subversion of state power”.
Qin Yongmin, 64, has already spent a total of 22 years behind bars. Continue reading
The case of a Chinese blogger and activist known as “Super Vulgar Butcher” has been transferred to a court for indictment. Wu Gan, known for his creative protests on sensitive topics, was detained in May 2015 for joining a demonstration staged by lawyers seeking to reopen an old case. Following his detention, state media launched a high-profile attack to discredit him. Continue reading
New York, November 28, 2016 – Chinese authorities should immediately release Liu Feiyue, the editor and founder of the human rights news website Civil Rights & Livelihood Watch, known in China as Minsheng Guancha, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Liu’s arrest occurred amid increasing efforts by China to silence journalists and bloggers who cover protests and human rights abuses. Continue reading
Birth date 1954
Birth place Shanghai
Resident place Beijing Continue reading