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Rights Groups Slam China’s Record Ahead of U.N. Council Vote


Family members and lawyers of detained lawyers and their colleagues gather after another attempt to seek answers about China’s biggest-ever crackdown on human rights lawyers in Tianjin, Jan. 8, 2016. AFP

Prominent rights activists and campaigners have called on democratic members of the United Nations to block China’s re-election on Friday for another two-year term on its Human Rights Council. Continue reading

China Says It Has Detained 2 Dissidents Sent Back by Thailand

By CHRIS BUCKLEY November 29, 2015

BEIJING — The Chinese government confirmed that it had detained two dissidents who had been living in Thailand and had been given United Nations recognition as refugees, a state-run newspaper reported on Thursday.

The Thai police handed the two Chinese men, Jiang Yefei and Dong Guanping, to the Chinese police this month, although the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees had arranged for their resettlement to another country, human rights groups said last week.

Until Thursday, the Chinese government had been muted about the case, Continue reading

Families of Deported Chinese Activists Leave Thailand For Canada


Jiang Yefei’s wife Gu Shuhua (1st right) and the couple’s daughter Dong Xuerui (2nd right) with activists ahead of their departure from Bangkok, Nov. 18, 2015.
Photo courtesy of an activist.
The families of two Chinese democracy activists handed over to Beijing by the Thai authorities left Bangkok en route to Canada for resettlement as refugees, Continue reading