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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.

The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) held that the incarceration of petitioner Xing Shiku in a psychiatric hospital amounts to arbitrary detention.

Hu Jia, a prominent rights activist, was viciously beaten while walking home on Wednesday night.

The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (UNWGAD) issued an opinion asserting that the imprisonment of Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti amounts to arbitrary detention. Chinese authorities arrested Mr.

In its latest attempt to tighten control over domestic media outlets, the Chinese government is requiring journalists to sign a secrecy agreement as a prerequisite for obtaining press credentials.

In late May 2014, Zhengzhou public security detained public interest attorney Zhang Boyang on charges of disrupting public order after he tried meeting with clients in the Zhengzhou Number 3 Detention Center who had also been charged with disr

Authorities formally charged activist and freelance journalist Jiang Lijun with “inciting subversion of the state,” a charge that usually carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison.

A Northern Ireland shopper discovered a note stuffed in a pair of pants she bought at a Primark store in Belfast written by a person claiming to a be a prisoner in a Chinese

Chinese authorities charged lawyer Tang Jingling with “inciting subversion of the state.” Tang has represented villagers fighting local corruption and land expropriation. He also founded a nonviolent civil disobedience organization in 2006.

On June 19th BBC News reported that the Chinese government has jailed three anti-corruption activists. Wei Zhongping and Liu Ping who are associated with the Chinese New Citizens Movement, were both given six-and-a-half year jail sentences while the third activist, Li Sihua received a shorter sentence.