Democracy & Human Rights


Court Releases Rights Lawyer Detained for Defending Falun Gong

April 5, 2013, 5:29 pm

A human rights lawyer was detained by a Chinese court for defending an adherent of the persecuted Falun Gong meditation practice, but released early after lawyers and citizens [...]

Chinese Citizens Stand Up to Officials, Rescue Petitioners

April 4, 2013, 5:14 pm

Two groups of citizens in China rescued innocent petitioners from detention and likely abuse, one from a black jail in Sichuan and two from the clutches of hired thugs in Beijing.

Hong Kong Warns Front Group on Banners

April 2, 2013, 4:58 pm

A Hong Kong government department has issued a notice to a Chinese communist front group to take down banners at a popular tourist spot.

Hong Kong Says More Action Needed on Universal Suffrage

March 28, 2013, 1:00 am

Patience is running low in Hong Kong, with 27 lawmakers and 12 pro-democracy groups forming an alliance on March 21 to urge a direct election of their leader, without [...]

Harsh City Law Enforcers Draw Public Ire

March 27, 2013, 2:40 pm

The Chinese public is becoming increasingly intolerant of heavy-handed law enforcers in cities.

Petitioners Unite Against Illegal Detention Centers

March 26, 2013, 2:49 pm

Communist officials in Wuxi City have established a large number of illegal “black jails” to prevent petitioners from trying to seek justice in Beijing.

New Zealander Describes Ordeals in Chinese Prison (+ Video)

March 21, 2013, 5:25 pm

A New Zealand man who spent four years in a Chinese prison was tasered in the mouth and almost used for chemical testing.

Appeal of Chinese Veterans Ignored During ‘Two Meetings’

March 20, 2013, 3:36 pm

Thousands of military veterans sought to be represented at China’s recent National People’s Congress, so they could be compensated for mistreatment.

Jailed Chinese Democracy Activist’s Health Worsening

March 20, 2013, 3:31 pm

As Chinese dissident Wang Bingzhang languishes in solitary confinement, the communist regime continues to deny visas to his family overseas for visiting him.

Chinese Lawyer in Exile Denounces ‘Gangsters’ Back Home

March 19, 2013, 5:55 pm

Chen Guangcheng was recently given an award for his legal advocacy efforts by overseas Chinese in San Francisco, and took the occasion to the highlight the rights violations [...]

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