Three years after prominent human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng disappeared from his cave dwelling home in the northern Chinese province of Shaanxi, his wife still has no idea where he is and appealed for international attention to his case.
Gao, once a prominent lawyer feted by the ruling Chinese Communist Party
Yu Xinyong was sentenced to four-and-a-half years’ imprisonment by the Lixia District People’s Court in the provincial capital Jinan, which found him guilty of “picking quarrels and stirring up trouble,” a charge often used to prosecute peaceful critics of the ruling Chinese Communist Party.
A Tibetan protester named Trinley Choeden, also called Samdrub, died in a hospital in Tibet’s regional capital Lhasa earlier this year after suffering years of bad health following two terms in prison.
News of Samdrub’s death in February was delayed in reaching outside contacts due to information clampdowns imposed
Outspoken Chinese professor Xu Zhangrun has been fired from his post at Beijing’s prestigious Tsinghua University after being released from police detention, RFA has learned.
Authorities in the Chinese capital detained Xu on the morning of July 6 after he called online for political reforms, on allegations of “seeking out prostitutes.”
Authorities in the central Chinese province of Hunan have secretly indicted the “Changsha Three” non-governmental organization (NGO) workers, family members and rights groups said.
Cheng Yuan, Liu Dazhi, and Wuge Jianxiong were indicted in secret for “subversion of state power” by prosecutors in Hunan’s provincial capital, Changsha, on June 24.
An ethnic Uzbek who was detained in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) in 2018 and whose case was the subject of a recent United Nations inquiry was sentenced to 15 years in prison last month, according to official sources.
Aezimet Enver was detained in April 2018 after returning from Turkey the previous year, allegedly for having studied