Liang Yijing was 22 years old when her father was first imprisoned for
petitioning against local government corruption in 2005. After an
expensive lawsuit and numerous illegal jailings, Liang decided to take
her case to the Internet. Since then, their lives took a turn for the
better, when she became among the top 10 Internet celebrities in China.
Liang tells The Epoch Times about her transition from an ordinary post-80s generation girl to an anti-corruption Internet blogger.
A former member of the Chinese security forces, with highly sensitive
information on the state’s practice of harvesting organs from
prisoners, is currently stuck in immigration limbo in Switzerland and
faces deportation to China, where he may face execution.
Gao Zhisheng, a missing Chinese attorney, has been honored with an
international human rights award from the American Bar Association
(ABA). With Mr. Gao missing in China, his 17-year-old daughter Grace
accepted the International Human Rights Lawyer Award on his behalf at
an event held in San Francisco on Friday, Aug. 6.
The Hong Kong police arrested 13 democracy activists for staging a
demonstration to mark the 21st anniversary of the June 4, 1989,
Tiananmen Square incident. Hong Kong lawmaker Mr. Lee Cheuk Yan was
among those detained.
On the anniversary of the July 5, 2009 violence in Xinjiang, the World
Uyghur Congress (WUC) launched a worldwide protest in over 20
countries. It strongly condemned the Chinese communist regime for its
military suppression of Uyghurs one year ago, and for oppressive
security measures leading up to the anniversary.
On Feb 9, Chinese activist and writer Tan Zuoren was sentenced to five
years in prison on charges of “inciting subversion of state power,”
allegedly for his online comments regarding the 1989 Tiananmen Square
A directive was adopted by a majority vote in the European Parliament
(EP) aimed at increasing the safety and quality of organ transplants in
the European Union (EU). It stresses that "member States should
intensify their cooperation under the auspices of Interpol and Europol
in order to address the problem of trafficking in organs more