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Lawyers and Rights Defenders

  • 2018/03/28

    Yang Jianli is founder and president of Initiatives for China. He was imprisoned in China from 2002 to 2007 for attempting to monitor labor unrest. On Feb. 15, Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang turned 42. It was the 951st...
  • 2012/11/29

    NEW YORK -- A lawyer in southern China has been arbitrarily transferred to a brainwashing facility after serving a two-year prison term and is now believed to be in critical condition.Starting in 2005, Zhu Yubiao (???) was one of the...
  • 2012/06/16

    A human rights lawyer from northeast China who was jailed for seven years for defending Falun Gong practitioners is in serious condition. Authorities are denying him medical attention, putting his life in danger.Mr. Wang Yonghang (???) is being held in...
  • 2012/05/28

    NEW YORK -- 300 villagers have signed their real names and thumbprints to a petition calling for the immediate release of a respected school teacher from their village who was abducted by authorities because of his Falun Gong practice. A...
  • 2011/02/02

    NEW YORK—A human rights lawyer from northeast China who was sentenced in November 2009 to seven years in prison for taking Falun Gong practitioners as clients has been beaten and held in solitary confinement, sources inside China have told the...
  • 2010/03/14

    NEW YORK—An elderly Falun Gong practitioner, who was cited as a torture victim by prominent attorney Gao Zhisheng in an open letter to China’s leaders, died in January due to injuries incurred in custody. Ms. Liu Lihua (???), 61, is...
  • 2010/01/28

    Name: Liu Lihua (???)Gender: FemaleAge: 61Occupation: Retired teacherDate of Most Recent Arrest: March 14, 2009Date of Most Recent Release: September 30, 2009Date of Death: January 28, 2010Province: ShandongCity: Fushan District, YantaiMost Recent Place of Detention: Yantai Developing Zone Second Detention...
  • 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

    FDIC: Argentine Judge Orders Arrest of Top Chinese Communist Party Officials for Crimes Against HumanityLandmark decision cites 'genocidal strategy' used against Falun Gong News on Events Inside China•    FDIC: Under “Rule of Law” Veneer, Hundreds of Falun Gong Practitioners Illegally...
  • 2009/12/01

    NEW YORK – A human rights lawyer from northeast China was sentenced on November 27 to seven years in prison for taking Falun Gong practitioners as clients and presenting legal arguments that the Chinese Communist Party’s campaign against the spiritual...

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