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China Jails Four Supporters of Hong Kong Democracy Movement

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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

Two Activists Stand Trial For ‘Subversion’ in China’s Guangdong

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Supporters of activist Zhang Shengyu hold a placard outside the Intermediate People’s Court in Guangzhou, south China’s Guangdong province, Nov. 13, 2015.
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Two activists in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong stood trial on Friday charged with subversion linked to social media posts and campaigns for human rights and democracy, their lawyers said.

Liang Qinhui, also known by his online nickname “Sharp Knife,” and Zhang Shengyu who showed public support for last year’s pro-democracy Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong, Continue reading