Amnesty International

  • 2015/05/28

    Over the past decade, a wide range of international human rights groups, Chinese lawyers, former prisoners of conscience imprisoned with practitioners, United Nations Rapporteurs, and U.S. government reports have documented and recounted the systematic rights abuses – including torture and...
  • 2012/02/17

    NEW YORK--On February 8, Amnesty International issued an urgent call for help on behalf of a Falun Gong practitioner being held at Tianjin prison who is feared to be near death (link). The practitioner, Zhou Xiangyang (???), was the subject...
  • 2010/09/21

    NEW YORK -- As Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao visits the United Nations in New York, the Falun Dafa Information Center urges President Obama to call upon Wen to free all Falun Gong prisoners of conscience, and end the systematic campaign...
  • 2010/07/10

    The severe and systematic 10-year campaign against Falun Gong continued [...]Freedom of expression[...] As the internet was increasingly used to disseminate news and conduct debates, the authorities tried to control its use by restricting news reporting and shutting down publications...
  • 2010/05/13

    New York--As the World Expo in Shanghai entered its second week, Amnesty International issued an urgent action on May 10 calling for the release of a Falun Gong practitioner abducted from Shanghai's International Airport in February whose precise whereabouts remain...
  • 2009/12/20

    The Olympic Games in Beijing brought heightened repression throughout the country as authorities tightened control over human rights defenders, religious practitioners, ethnic minorities, lawyers and journalists.Human rights defenders Lawyers who took on sensitive cases were also at risk; several had...
  • 2009/12/20

    NEW YORK -- In a landmark decision, an Argentine judge indicted and ordered the local Interpol department to seek the arrest of two high-ranking Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials on Thursday for their role in crimes against humanity committed against...
  • 2009/12/10

    FDIC: Chinese Human Rights Lawyer Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Defending Falun GongAmnesty International Urgent Action: Lawyer jailed for defending human rightsAmnesty International: “Blog: My life inside a Chinese labor camp” by former prisoner of conscience Bu DongweiAFP:...
  • 2009/09/07

    INTIMIDATION AND ASSAULT OF HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYERSHuman rights lawyers in China have been harassed, intimidated, assaulted, abducted, forcibly disappeared, placed under surveillance and house arrest and faced criminal charges for protecting the rights of others. In the first half of...
  • 2008/06/18

    FDIC Urgent Appeal: Celebrity Musician’s Widow Faces Prison for Practicing Falun GongFDIC: Top 10 Things You Should Know about the Beijing Olympics and Falun GongAmnesty International: 2008 Annual Report cites Falun Gong adherents at high risk of tortureU.S. Senate Hearing...

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