Xie Yang, a lawyer based in Changsha, was one of the 709 lawyers detained and charged with “subversion.” From autumn 2016 to the beginning of 2017, his wife and attorneys exposed the torture he suffered, the first of such revelations that would be echoed later by other 709 detainees. To deny the torture of Xie Yang and fend off international backlash, in March 2017, the Chinese state media launched a massive smear campaign against Xie Yang’s lawyers and wife, who had fled to Thailand but was captured by Chinese agents….Full Transcript »
China Change, partnered with Humanitarian China, has compiled this 19-minute video presentation about the Chinese regime’s ongoing repression of churches, particularly in central China’s Henan Province.Full Transcript »
In this new video exclusive to China Change, Xu Zhiyong (许志永), one of China’s foremost civil rights activists, speaks about his current projects and hopes for the future. Xu was released from prison in July, 2017, after serving four years in prison for his role in the New Citizens Movement.”Full Transcript »
This video emerged on the internet recently, reportedly from Shenzhen, showing a woman detained by police for internet posts she had made.Full Transcript »
Terence Halliday, a research professor at the American Bar Foundation, and co-author of Criminal Defense in China: The Politics of Lawyers at Work, spoke at Fordham University on July 8, marking the third anniversary of the 709 crackdown.Full Transcript »
This video was the introductory piece for the Second Annual China Human Rights Lawyers’ Day held at Fordham University on July 8, 2018.Full Transcript »
Sui Muqing, a human rights lawyer in China, reflects on his experiences in legal rights defense as the Chinese Communist Party undertakes a campaign of suppression of those like him.Full Transcript »
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