Chinese authorities detained Li Xianting and Wang Hongwei, two organizers of the 11th Annual Beijing Independent Film Festival, after the shutting down the event on its opening day – Sunday, August 24.
Prominent rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng was released from prison on August 7 after serving a three-year term for “violating probation rules.” Gao, a self-taught lawyer who the Communist Party once heralded as one of China’s top ten attorneys, first
Chinese prosecutors formally charged Ilham Tohti, a moderate Uighur rights advocate, with “separatism,” a charge that carries the death penalty. Tohti has remained in secretive detention in remote Xinjiang Province since January.
On Monday, public security officials in the city of Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province demolished the ten-foot crucifix that had been placed on the roof of the Longgang Township Gratitude Church.