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China: Harsh prison sentences against Guo Feixiong and two other activists the latest act of political persecution

The six-year prison sentence against leading Chinese human rights campaigner Guo Feixiong for his peaceful advocacy of human rights and…

November 27, 2015

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China: Torture and forced confessions rampant amid systematic trampling of lawyers’ rights

China’s criminal justice system is still heavily reliant on forced confessions obtained through torture and ill-treatment, with lawyers who persist…

November 11, 2015

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Reform of one child policy in China not enough

Chinese women will remain at risk of intrusive forms of contraception and coerced or forced abortions, despite the authorities announcing…

October 29, 2015

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U.S. tech companies must not be complicit in China’s internet repression

American tech companies seeking access to China’s domestic market must not turn a blind eye to the country’s severe internet-related…

September 22, 2015

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2022 Olympics in China a Test for Human Rights

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) should ensure that the 2022 Winter Olympics do not cause or exacerbate human rights abuses…

July 31, 2015

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China: Lawyers face 15 years in jail on ‘chilling’ state security charges

The Chinese authorities have ratcheted up their crackdown against human rights lawyers and activists, using draconian state security charges to…

July 16, 2015

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Dozens of human rights lawyers in China targeted in nationwide crackdown

The Chinese authorities must end their assault on human rights lawyers, Amnesty International said on Saturday, after more than 50…

July 13, 2015

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Thailand Must Not Send Uighurs to Chinese Torture

The Thai authorities must not return 50 ethnic Uighurs to China, where they are at risk of being tortured, forcibly…

July 9, 2015

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Amnesty International Urges China to Scrap Draconian New National Security Law

The Chinese government must immediately repeal a new national security law that gives the authorities sweeping powers to crack down…

July 1, 2015

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Chinese rights activists face five years in prison for publishing books on democracy

The Chinese government must release and drop all charges against three human rights campaigners about to be tried on state…

June 18, 2015

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Tiananmen, 26 years on, the repressive patterns intensify

Amnesty International reiterates the call for an open and independent inquiry into the 1989 military crackdown and urges the Chinese…

June 4, 2015


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State of the World 2014/2015

This has been a devastating year for those seeking to stand up for human rights and for those caught up…

February 25, 2015