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Zhang Haitao

Penname                Niu Xing Jiang Hu

Sex                              Male

Birth date              1971-03-10

Birth place             Fangcheng County, Henan Province

Resident place       Urumqi, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region

Education                Middle school 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

ICPC Statement on PEN International Day of Imprisoned Writers–Two Writers Honoured the Liu Xiaobo Courage to Write Award

The Independent Chinese PEN Center (ICPC) has honoured two imprisoned writers, HU Shigen and Mahvash SABET (f, Iran) the ICPC’s 2016 Liu Xiaobo Courage to Write Award for their courage and perseverance in writing and fighting for freedom of experission and other basic rights despite the long-term imprisonment. In addition, ICPC have named six writers as new honorary members, including ZHANG Haitao, Shokjang (Tibetan), LU Yuyu, HUANG Wenxun, LI Tingyu (f) and WANG Yuping. Continue reading

Wife of Jailed Xinjiang Activist Left With Baby, No Income

Li Aijie

Li Aijie, wife of jailed Xinjiang-based rights activist Zhang Haitao, and the couple’s baby in an undated photo. Photo courtesy of Li Aijie

The wife of jailed rights activist Zhang Haitao, a critic of the ruling Chinese Communist Party’s treatment of the mostly Muslim Uyghur ethnic group, said on Tuesday that she has been left with no income, relying on relatives to feed the couple’s child over Chinese New Year. Continue reading

China jails Xinjiang democracy activist for 19 years: lawyer

By Afp

China has jailed an activist in its volatile northwestern Xinjiang region for 19 years over online posts criticising the ruling Communist Party and for giving interviews to foreign media, his lawyer said Friday. Continue reading

‘I Am Pregnant, But There’s Nobody to Look After Me’

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A plainclothes officer blocks the door from the inside of Zhang Haitao’s home in Urumqi, February 2015.
Photo courtesy of Zhang Haitao

Chinese authorities in the troubled northwestern region of Xinjiang detained prominent rights activist Zhang Haitao on June 26, charging him with “picking quarrels and stirring up trouble.”

His wife, Li Aijie, who is pregnant with the couple’s child, Continue reading