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Lin’s Uprising — A Human Rights Lawyer Recounts How His Law Firm Was Shut Down and His License Revoked
China Change, November 21, 2021 Lin Qilei (蔺其磊) is one of the most productive human rights lawyers in China for over a decade. Like many human rights lawyers, especially since the 709 Crackdown, he has been targeted and now driven out of the profession for his work. In this 12-minute video, he recounts how the Beijing Municipal Justice Bureau [...] Keep reading »
Chinese Human Rights Lawyers Circulate Open Letter to Shanghai Authorities Appealing for Citizen Journalist Zhang Zhan to Receive a Full Physical Examination and Emergency Medical Treatment
November 15, 2021 To the directors of the Shanghai Municipal Justice Bureau and Shanghai Women’s Prison: We, as citizens, as friends of Zhang Zhan (张展), and as people who admire her sense of conscience, have been concerned about the deteriorating state of her health. We are deeply concerned to have learned that Zhang Zhan’s older brothe [...] Keep reading »
China Change Opening remarks by Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, Director of IBAHRI, at the 5th China Human Rights Lawyers Day, July 9, 2021
Opening remarks by Baroness Helena Kennedy QC at the 5th China Human Rights Lawyers Day on July 9, 2021. "I wanted to encourage everyone who's a lawyer in other parts of the world to recognize the importance of standing alongside our colleagues in the law, who takes such brave positions in China." [...] Keep reading »
Indictment of Citizens Movement Advocate Xu Zhiyong — A Full Translation
Shandong Province Linyi Municipal People’s Procuratorate Indictment Lin Proc Dept One Crim Indict [2021] No. Z43 Defendant Xu Zhiyong (许志永) (previously used the name Xu Zhiyong 许志勇), male, born on March 2, 1973, citizen ID number [REDACTED], ethnic Han, post-graduate education, former lecturer at Beijing University of Posts and Teleco [...] Keep reading »
Indictment of Citizens Movement Advocate Ding Jiaxi — A Full Translation
Shandong Province Linyi Municipal People’s Procuratorate Indictment Lin Proc Dept One Crim Indict [2021] No. Z42 Defendant Ding Jiaxi (丁家喜) male, born on August 17, 1967, citizen ID number [REDACTED], ethnic Han, post-graduate education, former lawyer at Beijing Dehong Law Firm, currently jobless, household registration and current address [...] Keep reading »
Citizens Movement Advocates Xu Zhiyong and Ding Jiaxi Indicted for Subversion on Scant, Slanderous ‘Evidence’
China Change, September 25, 2021 On December 7 and 8, 2019, twenty or so people – more than half of them human rights lawyers and the rest citizen movement enthusiasts – gathered in Xiamen, Fujian Province, for a day-and-half informal gathering. It was a mixed affair of chatting, debate, karaoke, lunch, and dinner, and the topics they touched o [...] Keep reading »
An Update on the Case of Human Rights Lawyer Chang Weiping
Chen Zijuan, September 19, 2021 Born in 1984, Chang Weiping has been an outstanding member of the younger generation of human rights lawyers in China. Starting in 2014, he has represented human rights defenders in areas of free speech, expression of political dissent, religious freedom, anti-discrimination in the workplace and more. For example, he [...] Keep reading »
An Open Letter to the People’s Republic of China Ministry of Public Security and Minister Zhao Kezhi
Chen Zijuan, August 3, 2021 Dear Ministry of Public Security and Public Security Minister Zhao Kezhi, My name is Chen Zijuan (陈紫娟). I graduated from a certain institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing and hold a PhD in microbiology. I am the wife of Chang Weiping (常玮平), who is currently incarcerated. My personal informatio [...] Keep reading »
Lawyer’s Account of Meeting With Detained Civil Rights Activist Ding Jiaxi
Li Xiongbing, July 15, 2021 July 13, 2021, a summer day in Beijing. The sun was emerging after a rain shower. I waded through puddles on the road heading for Beijing South Railway Station. It was getting pretty late when the high-speed train arrived in Linyi. Getting off the train, I ran into a former colleague whom I hadn’t seen for years but ha [...] Keep reading »
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