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Chen Guangcheng’s ‘Journey to the West’ Begins amid Continued Repression of Activists in China

Chen Guangcheng and his family have left China for the United States, where Chen has been offered a fellowship to…

May 19, 2012

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Amnesty International Demands China End Clampdown on Media as Al-Jazeera Reporter is Expelled

The expulsion of an Al-Jazeera journalist from China is part of a wider clampdown on foreign reporters in the country.

May 9, 2012

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Amnesty International Urges United States to Guarantee Chen Guangcheng’s Safety, Calls on China to Protect Activist’s Rights

Amnesty International today calls on the United States to guarantee Chen Guangcheng's safety and insist that China protect the rights…

May 1, 2012

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China: Wu Ying case shows death sentences for non-violent crimes must go

The decision to order a retrial in the case of a Chinese businesswoman facing execution highlights the urgent need for…

April 20, 2012

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Jail Sentence for Disabled Chinese Housing Activist “Unacceptable,” says Amnesty International

Amnesty International today urges China to immediately release a disabled housing activist, calling the jail sentence, based on spurious charges,…

April 10, 2012

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China Must Not Legalize “Disappearances” and “Two-track Justice,” says Amnesty International

A major overhaul of China's criminal procedure law could legalize the "disappearance" of people deemed "subversive" by the state through…

March 6, 2012

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Amnesty International Urges China to Avoid Forced Repatriation of North Korean Defectors

A group of 21 North Koreans must not be forcibly repatriated by the Chinese government, Amnesty International said amid reports…

February 14, 2012

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Amnesty International Condemns Harsh Sentence for Chinese poet Zhu Yufu

Today’s sentencing of veteran activist Zhu Yufu to seven years for writing a poem deemed to “incite subversion of state…

February 10, 2012

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Amnesty International ‘Shocked’ Following Reports of Chinese Human Rights Lawyer Gao Zhisheng’s Return to Prison

Following Chinese state media reports that Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng violated probation and will be sent back to…

December 16, 2011

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China Must End Land Grabs Amid Protests Over Death in Custody, Says Amnesty International

Amnesty International today called on Chinese authorities to end violent and illegal land grabs, as protests by villagers in the…

December 14, 2011

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Amnesty International Urges China to Release Nobel Peace Laureate Liu Xiaobo and Other Activists

China must release jailed Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo along with others imprisoned for dissent, Amnesty International said today…

December 8, 2011

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Local Residents in China Petition for Falun Gong Releases, Says Amnesty International

The Chinese authorities must immediately release two Falun Gong practitioners jailed for their beliefs in Hebei province, Amnesty International said…

November 15, 2011