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10th Global Letter-Writing Marathon Begins December 5th

Between December 5th and 16th, Amnesty International will host its 10th global letter writing marathon, inviting human rights supporters to…

December 5, 2012

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Amnesty Calls China’s Sentencing of Exiled Blind Lawyer’s Nephew “Appalling”

Amnesty International today called the sentencing in China of Chen Kegui, nephew of exiled blind lawyer Chen Guangcheng, "appalling," saying…

November 30, 2012

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Chinese Authorities Must Release Women’s Rights Activist Mao Hengfeng

The Chinese authorities must immediately release prominent women’s rights activist, Mao Hengfeng, who has been sentenced to one and a…

November 6, 2012

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China in the Presidential Debate: Human Rights is Not a Side Issue, It’s the Issue

Frank Jannuzi, head of Amnesty International's Washington DC office issued the following quote in response to the rise of China…

October 23, 2012

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Human Rights must be at the Forefront of Third and Final Presidential Debate

Grave abuses of human rights fuel or underpin many of the foreign policy challenges that will be the focus of…

October 19, 2012

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Violent Forced Land Evictions on the Rise in China, Charges New Amnesty International Report

Violent forced evictions in China are on the rise as local authorities seek to offset huge debts by seizing and…

October 11, 2012


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Standing Their Ground: Thousands Face Violent Eviction in China

China's rapid rate of urbanization and the pursuit of profit above all else have driven unprecedented numbers of Chinese from…

October 10, 2012

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Li Wangyang Autopsy Results Received with Skepticism

Amnesty International renewed its call on China to allow an open and transparent investigation into Li Wangyang's death, reacting with…

July 13, 2012

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China’s Disappeared Uighurs Still Missing

Dozens of Uighurs who disappeared following mass arrests in the wake of a major protest in 2009 are still missing.

July 5, 2012

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China Must Investigate Death, Protect Relatives and Friends of Veteran Dissident

In an open letter to the Chinese government, Amnesty calls for an independent investigation into the cause and circumstances surrounding…

June 13, 2012

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China Must Investigate Veteran Dissident’s Death

Chinese authorities must initiate a full, independent investigation into the death of a former prisoner of conscience, who suffered torture…

June 7, 2012

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China Must End Crackdown After Self-Immolations in Tibet

Chinese authorities have reportedly detained hundreds of people in Lhasa after two self-immolations in the Tibetan capital.

June 1, 2012