The Uyghurs who died were all residents of Guma county (in Chinese, Pishan), Hotan (Hetian) prefecture. They are said to be among thousands of people in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) reported to have been poisoned by disinfectants used to fight the COVID-19 virus, according to online comments on social media.
Pu Wenqing, the mother of jailed rights activist Huang Qi, has appealed to the authorities in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan to allow her a last meeting with her son as she nears the end of her life.
“Lately I have been suffering from dizziness, headache, instability, and pain
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
China’s embattled legal profession on Thursday marked the fifth anniversary of a nationwide crackdown targeting more than 300 law firms, human rights attorneys and associated activists that began with the arrest of lawyers Wang Yu and Bao Longjun and colleagues at the now-shuttered Beijing Fengrui law firm on July 9, 2015.
Authorities in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu have handed a four-year jail term to human rights lawyer Yu Wensheng on subversion charges.
Yu was sentenced by Jiangsu’s Xuzhou Intermediate People’s Court after it found him guilty of “incitement to subvert state power” in a secret trial.
Police in the eastern province of Shandong denied on Monday that they were keeping Chinese rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang under surveillance following his release from a four-and-a-half year prison sentence.
An officer who answered the phone at the Shengjing police station