Chinese Writers Receive Hellman/Hammett Grants

From epoch times  27/10/2009

Four Chinese writers are among 37 writers from 19 countries, who have received the prestigious Hellman/Hammett award this year in recognition of their courage in the face of political persecution, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW).

Chinese Official Shi Honghui Sued for Human Rights Violations

From NTDTV  27/10/2009

Shi Honghui has been in charge of the labor camps in China’s Guangdong province since 2000. Now, he’s being sued in the U.S. for his alleged role in the ongoing persecution of Falun Gong in his jurisdiction.

‘Gao Zhisheng, My Husband—Where Are You?’

By Bi Zimo  08/10/2009

Geng He is the wife of prominent Chinese human rights lawyer, Gao Zhisheng. Gao is known for representing a range of groups being persecuted by the Chinese regime, particularly Falun Gong. Arrested in February, Gao’s current whereabouts are unknown. Geng He and their two children escaped to the U.S. earlier this year.

Hong Kong Parade Delivers a Different Message on Oct. 1

By Lin Yi 04/10/09

While a massive display honoring the 60th anniversary of the Chinese Communist regime played out in Beijing on Oct. 1, the Tianguo Marching Band set out through the busy streets of Hong Kong with a vastly different message.

Thousands Pray After Chinese Authorities Attack Church Members

From ntdtv    18/09/2009

This is the aftermath of an overnight surprise attack last Sunday by authorities in Fushan, Shanxi Province.

Open Letter by Geng He, Wife of Human Rights Attorney Gao Zhisheng

By Geng He 18/09/2009

Dear Friends,

First of all, I would like to thank you for your concern and loving care. At the same time, I would like to express my sincere respect to all of you!

Disgruntled Victims of Police Violence Sign Petition in China

By Luo Ya and Gu Xiao Hua 03/09/2009

Disgruntled victims of police violence in China are signing an online petition in droves. Human rights activists in Beijing and Shanghai began the petition on Aug. 16 and signatories include lawyers, scholars, website managers, and human rights activists—most of them victims of police violence.

People’s Daily Journalist Publicly Quits Communist Party

By Lin Yi 03/09/2009

HONG KONG—Qiu Mingwei, a former journalist for the Chinese communist regime's propaganda news paper, The People’s Daily, who fled to Hong Kong last month, announced in a press conference on August 23 that he quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations, making him the first working employee of an organization affiliated with the regime’s Central Propaganda Department to quit the CCP using his real name.

Italian MP Issues Statement Condemning the CCP's Persecution of Falun Gong

From The Conscience Foundation 21/08/09

It has been ten years since the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started the persecution of Falun Gong. The international community is increasingly concerned about the CCP's human rights abuses and its persecution of religious believers. On July 23, 2009, MP of the Italian Values Party (IDV) Domenico Scilipoti issued a press release in Rome, condemning the CCP's human rights abuses of Falun Gong practitioners. He said the conduct of the CCP is "disgraceful."

Chinese Police Sell Anti-Censorship Software

By Xin Fei  18/08/2009

It has learned that police in China’s Guangdong Province have been selling anti-Internet censorship software for profit, opening yet another, though unexpected, channel to promote Internet freedom to the Chinese people.

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