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709 Crackdown: Latest data and development of cases as of 1800 16th December 2016



As of 18:00 16th December 2016, at least 319 lawyers, law firm staff, human right activists and family members have been questioned, summoned, forbidden to leave the country, held under house arrest, residential surveillance, criminally detained, arrested and enforced disappearance.

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Bill of Indictment Against Human Rights Lawyer Xie Yang

Xie YangHunan Province Changsha Municipal People’s Procuratorate

Bill of Indictment

CS Proc Crim Indict [2016] No. 85

Defendant Xie Yang (谢阳), male, [redacted], Han ethnicity, master’s degree education, was a practicing lawyer at Hunan Gangwei Law Firm, [redacted]. Continue reading

China to Try One Rights Lawyer as European Diplomats Visit Family of Another


European diplomats visit the parents of detained rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong at their home in Xinyang city, Henan province, Dec. 19, 2016.

Authorities in the central Chinese province of Hunan are preparing to try a top lawyer on subversion and public order charges, amid an ongoing crackdown on human rights lawyers and activists nationwide. Continue reading

The European Union Delegation in China issues the following statement in agreement with the EU Heads of Mission in China

Bruxelles, 09/12/2016 – 13:49 – UNIQUE ID: 161209_11

Every year on 10 December the international community celebrates the anniversary of the proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This anniversary is an opportunity for both the EU and China to examine their progress in protecting the human rights of all persons. Continue reading

Chinese Rights Lawyer ‘Tortured’ in Detention on Subversion Charges

Detained rights lawyer Xie Yang

Detained rights lawyer Xie Yang is shown in an undated file photo. New Citizens Movement

The family of a Chinese attorney detained during a recent nationwide crackdown on human rights lawyers has accused the authorities of allowing his torture in detention. Continue reading

Fearing Secret Trial, Activists’ Friends Protest China Court

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Li Wenzu, center, wife of imprisoned lawyer Wang Quanzhang, holds a paper that reads “Release Liu Ermin” as she and supporters of a prominent Chinese human rights lawyer and activists stage a protest outside the Tianjin No. 2 Intermediate People’s Court in Tianjin, China on Aug. 1, 2016.

Around two dozen supporters of a prominent Chinese human rights lawyer and three activists charged with subversion protested outside a northern city court Monday amid widespread concerns that authorities were holding their trials in secret.

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