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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.

Five Tibetans are reported dead after police opened fire at protesters in southwestern Sichuan province on Monday.

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.

A Chinese court sentenced blogger Dong Rubin to six years in prison for writing about official corruption and abuses of power on his popular blog.

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