‘Berlin Twitter Wall’ Blocked in China

By Genevieve Long 05/11/2009

A virtual wall created for Twitter users to express their thoughts and hopes on the 20 year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall has been blocked in China.

Database Opens to Track Psychiatric Abuse in China

By Matthew Robertson & Grace Wu  27/10/2009

A China-based human rights group has started a database to track victims of psychiatric abuse in the country.       

Over 2,000 Protest Arrests, Pollution in Village

By Gu Qing'er  27/10/2009

An ongoing struggle between residents and a local ceramic factory over pollution has erupted in protesting, arrests, and riot police presence. When a dozen resident activists of Paibian Village, Jiedong County, Guangdong Province were arrested the morning of Oct. 22, thousands went to the local regime officials, demanding their release.

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.

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