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China Jails Human Rights Lawyer Jiang Tianyong

China Jails Human Rights Lawyer Jiang Tianyong

Chinese authorities have handed down a two-year sentence to prominent human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong for inciting subversion of state power and defaming the political system. He was also accused of using social media to promote public unrest. The arrest opens the latest chapter in what activists are calling China’s “War on Law.” The BBC […]

Unlawfully Imprisoned Woman At Risk of Torture

Unlawfully Imprisoned Woman At Risk of Torture

Buzainafu Abudourexiti returned to China in 2015 after spending two years studying Islam in Egypt. Amnesty International reports that in March 2017, authorities took her from her parents’ home in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, and sentenced her to five years in prison. Abudourexiti was pregnant at the time of her arrest, but is believed […]

Taiwanese Activist Held in China Enflames Sino-Taipei Relations

Taiwanese Activist Held in China Enflames Sino-Taipei Relations

Somewhere in China, a Taiwanese activist and former philosophy student is believed to be held on suspicion of endangering national security. Back home, that’s all his colleagues and family is hearing and they’re demanding answers. Lee Ming-Che has not been heard from for 23 days. On Monday, China revoked his wife’s travel permit shortly before […]

Daughter of Chinese Human Rights Lawyer Returns to China from Exile to Launch Father’s Memoir

Daughter of Chinese Human Rights Lawyer Returns to China from Exile to Launch Father’s Memoir

Stepping onto her native land for the first time in seven years, Grace Geng, daughter of dissident Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, burst into tears. Now 23, Ms. Geng has returned to China from exile in the United States where she, her mother, and younger brother now reside after smuggling themselves out of the […]

China: World’s Top Executioner

China: World’s Top Executioner

China is the world’s most populated country, is the largest manufacturing economy, along with other “most”s. Add to that list: World’s Top Executioner. But they aren’t advertising it; they don’t want you to know. International human rights organization Amnesty International estimates that China committed “thousands” of executions in the past year. The group conducts an […]