Around 20 attorneys have gathered in a central Chinese city to demand access to several activists detained ahead of the politically sensitive 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square military suppression of protesters....
BEIJING (AP) — A Beijing court on Sunday sentenced a legal scholar and founder of a social movement to four years in prison for disrupting order in public places, a case that the U.S. government and other critics say is retribution for his push to fight corruption and create equal educational opportunities. Amid tight security,...
GENEVA (AP) — Faced with a U.N. review of its human rights, China acknowledged Tuesday that it still faces shortcomings but insists it has reduced poverty and has deepened judicial reforms and protections of ethnic minorities. China put its pride and promise to better itself on display at the U.N.’s Human Rights Council, which reviews...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Human rights conditions have deteriorated in China with a “closing of space” for activists and lawyers, while Vietnam also continues to severely restrict freedom of expression, the U.S. State Department said Thursday. The judgments were made in the department’s annual assessment of human rights in countries around the world, that also took...
BEIJING (AP) — On Thursday, legal activist Chen Guangcheng told the United States that he wants to leave China, deepening a diplomatic dispute. His case has drawn comments from other prominent Chinese activists and dissidents — both to Chen directly and in other forums. The sampling provided here offers a window into the voices of...
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