China Human Rights

Renowned Human Rights Lawyer Gao Zhisheng Disappeared, Says Wife

Geng He, the wife of abused Chinese rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, speaks to the press on Capitol Hill on Jan. 18, 2011 (Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images)
Geng He, the wife of abused Chinese rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, speaks to the press on Capitol Hill on Jan. 18, 2011 (Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images)

Renowned Chinese lawyer Gao Zhisheng, who has been under house arrest for the last three years, suddenly disappeared from his home on Aug. 13. As...

  • ALLEGEDLY FOUND: Gao Zhisheng, head of the Beijing-based Zhisheng Legal Office, is seen during an interview at his office in Beijing, in this file photo from Nov. 2, 2005. (Verna Yu/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Gao Zhisheng, a renowned Chinese human rights lawyer, is still under house arrest and forbidden by the Chinese communist regime to seek medical treatment— three... Read more

  • Falun Gong practitioners exercise in Chengdu, China's Sichuan Province before the persecution began in 1999.  (courtesy of

    Despite Persecution, China Released 54 Falun Gong Adherents Without Charge in First Half of 2017

    Over the past year, an increasing number of Falun Gong practitioners have been released without charge, according to, a clearinghouse for information on the... Read more

  • Xu Chensheng before she was persecuted by the Chinese regime for practicing the spiritual discipline Falun Gong. (

    In Rare Decision, China Compensates Persecution Victim’s Family

    In an unprecedented decision, a Chinese court has ordered that significant compensation be paid to the family of a prisoner of conscience who died in... Read more

  • 43 Taiwan Falun Gong practitioners were stopped at the Hong Kong airport and sent back to Taiwan on July 22 and July 23 even though they presented valid travel documents and had committed no crimes. (NTD Television)

    Hong Kong Repatriates 43 Taiwanese Falun Gong Practitioners

    Every year around July 20, hundreds of Taiwanese Falun Gong practitioners fly to Hong Kong to join an annual parade that peacefully protests the Chinese... Read more

  • Peaceful protestors march through London calling for an end to the 18-year-long persecution of Falun Gong. (Yanning Qi/The Epoch Times)

    Rallies in London and Cambridge Mark 18 Years of the Persecution of Falun Gong

    Practitioners of the spiritual discipline Falun Gong marched through the streets of London and Cambridge on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 July, appealing for an... Read more

  • Falun Gong practitioner Yang Yuyong passed away on July 12 after eight months of being detained for his spiritual beliefs. His body was covered with wounds and bruises. (Radio Free Asia)

    Chinese Family Demands Investigation Into Suspicious Death of Falun Gong Practitioner

    Yang Yuyong and nearly 20 other Falun Gong practitioners in the Chinese port city of Tianjin were arrested and detained by local security forces last... Read more

  • Hundreds of Falun Gong practitioners hold a candlelight vigil at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on July 20, 2017, to honor those who have died during the persecution in China that the Chinese regime started on July 20, 1999. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

    Falun Dafa Practitioners Honor Victims of Persecution

    WASHINGTON—Numerous candlelights flickered in the darkness as hundreds of Falun Dafa practitioners held a vigil in front of the Lincoln Memorial to remember the victims... Read more

  • Chinese paramilitary police marching through the downtown shopping area of Chongqing in February 2013. Chinese authorities recently indicted a Canadian for allegedly stealing state secrets. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

    A Life Devoted to Truth Comes With Huge Risks in China

    For months, Li Guiqin, a 58-year-old retired scientist now living in the United States, would crowd into the back of an eight-seat van and cruise... Read more

  • Falun Gong practitioners march in downtown Vancouver on July 16, 2017, to call for an end to the persecution of their spiritual discipline ordered by the Chinese regime 18 years ago on July 20, 1999. A procession of practitioners in white hold memorial wreaths to pay tribute to those who have been persecuted to death. (Tang Feng/The Epoch Times)

    Canada-Wide Rallies Mark Launch of Falun Gong Persecution 18 Years Ago

    This week across Canada and around the world, thousands are gathering in front of Chinese embassies and consulates to mark 18 years since the Chinese... Read more

  • Hundreds of Falun Gong practitioners and supporters, hold a candlelight vigil in front of the Chinese Consulate in New York on July 16, 2017. The persecution, now entering its 18th year, began on July 20, 1999. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

    Falun Gong Practitioners Demand End to Eighteen Years of Persecution

    NEW YORK—On July 16, hundreds of Falun Gong practitioners from the greater New York area gathered near the Chinese Consulate in New York for a... Read more

  • Brothers Wanqing Huang and Xiong Huang with their family in China. (Courtesy of Xiong Huang)

    Man Searches for Dead Brother’s Body at Controversial Exhibition

    Every time Huang Wanqing walks past a promotion of “Body the Exhibition”, he may wonder if it’s the mutilated body of his brother staring at... Read more

  • During a rally joined by thousands of Falun Gong practitiioners at Taipei 23 April 2006, four demonstrators play in an action drama against what they said was the Chinese communists' killing of Falun Gong followers and harvesting of their organs in concentration camps.  (PATRICK LIN/AFP/Getty Images)

    ‘He Was Still Alive’: Doctor Explains Forced Organ Harvesting of Falun Gong Practitioners

    “There was bleeding. He was still alive,” Chinese doctor Enver Tohti recalled to a panel of experts on China’s lucrative practice of organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience... Read more

  • Wang Yu, the lawyer of late Chinese human rights activist Cao Shunli, poses during an interview in Hong Kong on March 20, 2014. The 52-year-old Cao, who died in police detention on March 14, 2014 in Beijing, was said to have dark marks all over her body, her lawyer disclosed, citing Cao's relatives. Cao was set to travel to Switzerland to take part in a UN Human Rights Council review last September but police detained her at Beijing's international airport, her lawyer Wang Yu told AFP on March 14. AFP PHOTO / Philippe Lopez (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

    Chinese Human Rights Lawyer Wang Yu Remains Under House Arrest

    Beijing-based human rights lawyer Wang Yu was released on bail last August, but she continues to languish under house arrest at her parents’ home in... Read more

  • From left to right, Dr. Teng Biao, Chinese human rights lawyer, Xia Chongyu, son of the imprisoned Chinese human rights lawyer Xia Lin, Xiaorong Li, an independent scholar. (Paul Huang/The Epoch Times)

    China Must Be Publicly Shamed for Human Rights Abuses, Say Activists

    Amidst reports of the Chinese regime’s continuing persecution of its political dissidents and rights advocates, witnesses before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) slammed the... Read more

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    New Documentary Reveals the Chinese Regime’s Live Organ Harvesting Enterprise

    WASHINGTON—The evidence of forced organ harvesting from large numbers of Falun Gong practitioners in China has continued to mount. Now, a newly released, award-winning documentary... Read more

  • Zheng Enchong, a Shanghai-based human rights lawyer. (Epoch Times)

    Confined Shanghai Lawyer Suffers Abuse After Exposing ‘Shanghai Gang’

    Zheng Enchong, a Shanghai-based human rights lawyer, has been under house arrest for over a decade. Local security forces have frequently harassed and abused him... Read more

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