Amnesty International består av 3 miljoner människor som kämpar för att de mänskliga rättigheterna ska gälla alla, alltid.

  Världens fem största vapenhandlare Kina Kina beräknas stå för cirka 3 % av den globala konventionella vapenhandeln. Viktiga handelspartners Ofta utvecklingsländer med historiskt sett dåligt skydd för mänskliga rättigheter. Såsom Algeriet, Angola, Bangladesh, Demokratiska republiken Kongo, Guinea, Egypten, Indonesien, Iran, Irak, Jordan, Kenya, Libyen, Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Sudan ...

Hur länge kan man blunda för verkligheten? Dagligen "försvinner" det människor i Kina, i USA genomfördes 46 avrättningar 2010 och tortyr är mycket vanligt i Vitryssland. Detta är verkligheten och vi vill stoppa dessa grymheter. Stöd vårt arbete, bli medlem.   Vi vill rikta ett stort tack till de som ...

10 år efter 11 september

"Det finns ingen snabbkur mot terrorism" Så börjar Widney Brown sin personliga reflektion kring konsekvenserna av attackerna den 11 september 2001. Widney Brown är chef för Amnesty Internationals policy- och folkrättsavdelning och befann sig i New York när de två kapade planen flög in i World Trade Centers tvillingtorn. Inför ...

Dödsstraffet i världen Trots vissa bakslag under 2013, fortsätter den globala trenden mot ett avskaffande av dödsstraffet, säger Amnesty International i sin årliga rapport om dödsstraffet i världen. Under 2013 kunde Amnesty bekräfta 778 avrättningar. Mörkertalet är dock stort eftersom många länder avrättar i hemlighet. Siffrorna inbegriper heller inte Kina, ...

Further information on UA 275/14 CHINA - FEMALE ACTIVIST COULD FACE LIFE IMPRISONMENT

  CHINA   Detained Chinese women’s rights activist Su Changlan has been formally arrested and charged with ‘inciting subversion’ which could lead to life imprisonment. It is now known where she is being held, but she still has no access to her lawyer or family. Her friend Chen Qitong continues ...

Further information on UA 275/14 CHINA - FEMALE ACTIVIST STILL HELD IN UNKNOWN LOCATION

  CHINA   Fears are growing for the welfare of Chinese women’s rights activist Su Changlan, who has been detained in an unknown location without access to a lawyer since 27 October. One of her friends is also now being held after being detained on 25 November along with Su ...

UA 275/14 CHINA - FEMALE ACTIVIST HELD INCOMMUNICADO IN CHINA

  CHINA   Chinese women’s rights activist Su Changlan has not been heard from since she was taken away by police on 27 October. There are concerns that her detention might be as a result of comments she made online in support of protests in Hong Kong. The authorities have ...

UA 255/14 CHINA - DETAINED FOR SUPPORTING HONG KONG PROTESTS

  CHINA   At least 26 people, including several poets and artists, have been detained in Beijing for showing support for the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. Thirteen people are known to have been accused of "picking quarrels and provoking trouble", and could face up to five years in prison ...

Further information on UA 18/14 CHINA - UIGHUR ACADEMIC SENTENCED TO LIFE

  CHINA   Prominent Uighur scholar, Ilham Tohti, was sentenced to life imprisonment on 23 September in China. He is a prisoner of conscience, detained solely for the peaceful exercise of his right to freedom of expression as an academic and writer. According to his lawyers, he was denied food ...

Further information on UA 190/14 China - FAMILIES FORCIBLY RETURNED TO NORTH KOREA

  CHINA   A group of around 29 people, including a one-year-old baby, were forcibly returned to North Korea in early August after being detained in China. It is not known what has happened to them since, but illegal border-crossers often face imprisonment, torture and other ill-treatment, including forced labour. ...

Further information on UA 336/13 China - CHINESE ACTIVIST IMPRISONED

  CHINA   Veteran activist Zhang Lin has been sentenced to three and a half years imprisonment as a result of his peaceful activism defending his daughter’s right to education. On 5 September, Zhang Lin was sentenced to three and a half years imprisonment by Bengshan District People’s Court in ...

UA 217/14 China - HEALTH FEARS FOR DETAINED ACTIVIST IN CHINA

  CHINA   Prisoner of conscience Liu Ping is being denied access to the medical treatment she needs in detention, and there are serious concerns for her health. She is also at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.   Liu Ping’s daughter was able to visit her at Jiangxi Nanchang ...

UA 196/14 CHINA - HUSBAND AND WIFE AT RISK OF TORTURE IN CHINA

  CHINA   Veteran activists Zhang Xiaoyu and Xu Youchen have been severely beaten by police in Henan Province, China, after they were detained on suspicion of killing a policeman. The authorities are denying them access to lawyers, and they are at grave risk of torture and other ill-treatment.   ...

UA 190/14 CHINA - FAMILIES FACE FORCIBLE RETURN TO NORTH KOREA

  CHINA   A group of around 29 people, including a one-year-old baby, are at risk of being forcibly returned to North Korea after being detained in China. If returned to North Korea, they would be at serious risk of torture and other ill-treatment, forced labour and death.   Four ...

Further information on UA 18/14 CHINA - UIGHUR SCHOLAR DEPRIVED FOOD AND SHACKLED

  CHINA   Prominent Uighur scholar, Ilham Tohti, was not given food for two 10 day periods and his feet were shackled for over 20 days, according to his lawyers Li Fangping and Wang Yu. They were able to meet him on 26 June for the first time since he ...

Further information on UA 13/13 CHINA - CHINESE WOMAN’S DEATH SENTENCE OVERTURNED

  CHINA   China’s Supreme People’s Court called for a retrial for a woman who was sentenced to death for killing her husband after suffering months of domestic abuse. This comes after intense pressure from within China and internationally on the authorities to commute her sentence.   On 23 June, ...

Further information on UA 111/14 China - LAWYER REMAINS BEHIND BARS IN BEIJING

  CHINA     Prominent human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang has been in detention since 6 May after attending a meeting to discuss the anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown. His assistant and niece, Qu Zhenhong, has also been detained. Four other activists detained after attending the meeting were released ...

UA 111/14 CHINA - ACTIVISTS DETAINED IN TIANANMEN CLAMPDOWN

  CHINA   Five activists were detained in China on 6 May as part of a wider crackdown ahead of the anniversary of the crackdown of the 1989 pro-democracy movement. They were held after attending a meeting in Beijing to discuss the anniversary. Several other activists have also been detained, ...

Further information on UA 79/14 CHINA - FEMALE ACTIVIST RELEASED IN CHINA

  CHINA   Anti-corruption activist Liu Hua was released from detention on 17 April. She was criminally detained for 37 days as a result of her work exposing abuses in China’s Re-Education Through Labour (RTL) system. The attention on her case following the Urgent Action may have contributed to her ...

UA 96/14 CHINA - HUNGER STRIKING UIGHUR PRISONER CRITICALLY ILL

  CHINA   Religious leader and ethnic Uighur, Abdukiram Abduveli, has been on hunger strike since mid-February in protest against being given an additional five year prison sentence. Despite having been initially sentenced to 12 years in prison, he has since been given additional sentences on five separate occasions and ...

Further information on UA 32/14 CHINA - CITIZEN JOURNALISTS RELEASED ON BAIL

  CHINA   Three citizen journalists were released on bail on 7 April, after they had been detained for publishing reports online about the activities of petitioners’ at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China. The organization they work for has thanked Amnesty International for its action on their behalf, and the ...

UA 79/14 CHINA - FEMALE ACTIVIST DETAINED FOR EXPOSING RTL

  CHINA   Anti-corruption activist Liu Hua, a woman who exposed abuses in China’s Re-Education Through Labour (RTL) system, has been criminally detained on the charge of “picking quarrels and making troubles”. It is widely believed that she is being punished by the authorities for appearing in a documentary that ...

Further information on UA 30/14 CHINA - LIU XIA RECEIVES MEDICAL TREATMENT

  CHINA   The wife of jailed Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, Liu Xia, has been able to have medical examinations and treatment, and her health condition has improved. She had been prevented from receiving the treatment she needed after suffering a heart attack in January. She continues to ...

Further information on UA 282/13 CHINA - ACTIVIST DIES AFTER DENIAL OF TREATMENT

  CHINA   Human rights activist Cao Shunli died from organ failure on 14 March after being denied medical treatment while in detention. Her family repeatedly called for her to receive the treatment she needed, but these requests were denied by the Chinese authorities. Cao Shunli was a prisoner of ...

UA 32/14 CHINA - THREE CITIZEN JOURNALISTS DETAINED IN CHINA

  CHINA   Three citizen journalists have been detained in China after they published reports online about the activities of petitioners’ at Tiananmen Square, including a woman who tried to set herself on fire. The whereabouts of one of the journalists, a 17-year-old boy, is currently unknown. They are prisoners ...

Further information on UA 18/14 CHINA - UIGHUR SCHOLAR AT RISK OF DEATH SENTENCE

  CHINA   Prominent Uighur scholar, Ilham Tohti, has been formally arrested and charged with “separatism” in China. The charge is punishable by 10 years to life in prison, or even the death penalty. He is still denied access to his lawyer and his family, and is at risk of ...

Further information on UA 282/13 CHINA - DETAINED CHINESE ACTIVIST IN CRITICAL CONDITION

  CHINA   Chinese human rights activist Cao Shunli is in a critical condition in a Beijing hospital after being denied medical treatment while in detention. She is being heavily guarded by police, and while her brother was allowed to see her, her lawyer has been denied access.   Cao ...

UA 30/14 CHINA - HEALTH FEARS GROW AFTER LIU XIA HEART ATTACK

  CHINA   The wife of jailed Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, Liu Xia, who is under illegal house arrest in Beijing, had a heart attack in January and has been diagnosed with a heart condition. She has been prevented from receiving the treatment she needs in hospital and ...

Further information on UA 181/13 CHINA - PROMINENT ACTIVIST JAILED IN CHINA

  CHINA   Legal scholar and human rights activist Xu Zhiyong was sentenced to four years imprisonment on 26 January by a court in Beijing. His jailing is part of a wider suppression of those associated with the “New Citizen’s Movement” by the Chinese authorities.   Xu Zhiyong was sentenced ...

UA 18/14 CHINA - UIGHUR SCHOLAR TAKEN FROM HIS HOME

  CHINA   Ilham Tohti, prominent Uighur scholar and founder of the website “Uighur Online”, was taken from his home in Beijing by authorities on 15 January. His whereabouts are currently unknown. He is at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.   On 25 January the Urumqi Public Security Bureau ...

Further information on UA 4/14 CHINA - HEALTH FEARS FOR DETAINED TIBETAN MONK

  CHINA   There are growing concerns for the health of prominent Tibetan monk, Karma Tsewang, who has not been allowed access to his family or lawyer since he was seized by public security officers on 6 December in Chengdu, south-west China. His 16 supporters, who were detained for protesting ...

UA 4/14 CHINA - TIBETAN MONK AND SUPPORTERS DETAINED IN CHINA

  CHINA   Prominent Tibetan monk, Karma Tsewang, was detained on 6 December in Chengdu, south-west China, on suspicion of “endangering state security”. Sixteen of his supporters were also detained after they demanded his release. They have not been allowed access to lawyers and are at risk of torture.   ...

UA 336/13 CHINA - DEMAND RELEASE OF CHINESE ACTIVIST

  CHINA   Veteran activist Zhang Lin is at risk of being sentenced to five years in prison as a result of his peaceful activism defending his daughter’s right to education. It is believed that he has been targeted due to his association with the “New Citizens’ Movement”. His trial ...

UA 305/13 CHINA - FEARS FOR FAMILY OF DEAD ACTIVIST

  CHINA   The son and mother of a Shanghai petitioner, Shen Yong, are under tight surveillance after Shen Yong was allegedly beaten to death by police in China. They are both at risk of torture and ill-treatment.   Neighbours told Shen Yaming, Shen Yong's son, that the police took ...

Further information on UA 282/13 CHINA - CHINESE HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER ARRESTED

  China   Human rights defender Cao Shunli was formally arrested on charges of "picking quarrels and making trouble" on 21 October. She is in poor health and is not receiving the medical treatment she requires during detention.   Cao Shunli was taken away from Beijing Capital International Airport on ...

Further information on UA 243/13 CHINA - HOUSES DEMOLISHED WITHOUT WARNING IN BEIJING

  China   Two houses in Bagou village in the Haidian District of Beijing were destroyed by bulldozers on 22 October without advance notice to residents. An official warned the remaining residents that their houses will be demolished by 26 November 2013.   Over 200 people including from Haidian District ...

UA 286/13 CHINA - HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER AT RISK OF TORTURE

  CHINA   Yang Maodong, better known by his pen-name Guo Feixiong, a human rights defender based in Guangdong province on the South China Sea coast, has been arbitrary detained for more than 65 days. He is at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.   Human rights defender Guo Feixiong ...

Further information on UA 117/11 CHINA - HOUSING RIGHTS ACTIVIST NI YULAN RELEASED

  CHINA   Housing rights activist Ni Yulan was released on 5 October after serving two years and six months in Tiantanghe Women's Prison in Beijing. She has been reunited with her family, including her husband Dong Jiqin, who was released from prison on 5 April.   The police beat ...

UA 282/13 CHINA - HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER ARBITRARILY DETAINED

  CHINA   Human rights defender Cao Shunli, who was taken away by police on 14 September at Beijing Capital International Airport, has been arbitrarily detained. She is a prisoner of conscience and may have been subjected to enforced disappearance. Her whereabouts and legal status are unconfirmed.   Cao Shunli ...

Further information on UA 181/13 China - CHINESE ACTIVISTS FORMALLY ARRESTED

China   Legal scholar and human rights activist Xu Zhiyong and his associates Song Ze and Li Huanjun have been formally arrested in Beijing. They are prisoners of conscience, who are likely to face trial, and are at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.   According to his lawyer, Xu ...

Further information on UA 180/13 China - CHINESE ACTIVISTS TORTURED, RISK PROSECUTION

  CHINA   Human rights defenders Ding Hongfen, Qu Fengsheng, Shen Aibin, Shen Guodong and Yin Xijin have been formally arrested on suspicion of “gathering crowds to disturb social order” in Jiangsu province, eastern China. This means that they are likely to face a trial. At least four of them ...

UA 243/13 China - HOUSEHOLDS RISK IMMINENT FORCED EVICTION

  CHINA   Six households in Bagou village, in Haidian district in Beijing are at risk of forced eviction on 14 September. The authorities have failed to provide the protections required and the residents are at risk of being rendered homeless.   On 9 September, the six households involving 28 ...

Further information on UA 208/12 China - FALUN GONG PRACTITIONERS RELEASED

  CHINA   Falun Gong practitioners Wang Xiuqing and her daughter Qin Hailong were released from Harbin City Qianjin Re-education through Labour (RTL) Camp on 13 April. They have returned home but remain under police surveillance.   Wang Xiuqing and her youngest daughter, Qin Hailong, from Yichun, were released from ...

UA 180/13 CHINA - SIX HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS RISK TORTURE

  CHINA   Six human rights defenders are detained in eastern China, on suspicion of “gathering crowds to disturb social order”. They are at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.   Ding Hongfen, Qu Fengsheng, Shen Aibin, Xu Haifeng, Wu Ping and Zheng Bingyuan,were among 30 people who on 22 ...

Further information on UA 10/12 CHINA - MACAU RESIDENT EXECUTED IN CHINA

  CHINA   According to his family, Lau Fat-wai was executed at the end of February after China’s Supreme People’s Court (SPC) approved his sentence.   Lau Fat-wai was a resident of Macau, a partly autonomous special administrative region of China. He was arrested in mainland China in April 2006 ...

UA 181/13 CHINA - DETAINED ACTIVISTS AT RISK OF TORTURE

  CHINA   Xu Zhiyong, a legal scholar and activist, has been detained in Beijing since 16 July, alongside two of his associates, Li Huanjun and Li Gang, on suspicion of "gathering a crowd to disturb social order". Another of Xu Zhiyong's associates, Song Ze has gone missing and his ...

UA 185/13 CHINA - FAMILY FACE FORCIBLE RETURN TO NORTH KOREA

  CHINA   A family of five are at risk of forcible return to North Korea after being arrested by Chinese authorities. If returned to North Korea they are at serious risk of torture and other ill-treatment, forced labour and death.   The Chinese authorities are holding five North Koreans, ...

Further information on UA 164/13 China - ACTIVIST DU BIN RELEASED ON BAIL

  CHINA   Chinese photographer and human rights activist Du Bin has been released on bail. He has confirmed that in detention he was questioned about his film on Re-education Through Labour and his book about the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown.   Du Bin was released on bail on 8 ...

UA 164/13 CHINA - DEMAND RELEASE OF CHINESE PHOTOGRAPHER

  CHINA   Chinese photographer and human rights activist Du Bin is being held in criminal detention on suspicion of “picking quarrels and making trouble”. The criminal charges he is facing are related to his peaceful human rights work, and he is at risk of torture.   Du Bin, 41, ...

Further Information on UA 135/12 GAMBIA - GAMBIAN PRISONER OF CONSCIENCE RELEASED

  GAMBIA   Islamic cleric Imam Baba Leigh was released on 10 May 2013, after more than five months of being subjected to enforced disappearance, for publicly condemning the execution of nine death row inmates in August 2012.   On 10 May 2012 Imam Baba Leigh, a prominent Islamic cleric ...

Further information on UA 5/11 CHINA - TIBETAN MONK, IMPRISONED SINCE 1996, RELEASED

  CHINA   Jigme Gyatso, a Tibetan prisoner of conscience and former monk, was released on 30 March and has returned home.   Further information will be provided if and when it becomes available.   Jigme Gyatso was detained in 1996 for his activities in support of Tibetan independence, including ...

Further information on UA 356/12 CHINA - CHINESE DEATH ROW PRISONER ENDS LIFE

  CHINA   The family of Li Xin, a Chinese man facing execution, reports that he ended his life on 29 January.   Exact details of his death are unavailable.   Li Xin was sentenced to death for trafficking, selling and transporting 1,925 grams of methamphetamines by the Dehong Daizu ...

UA 102/13 CHINA - ACTIVIST DETAINED, RISKS TORTURE

  CHINA   Activist Liu Yuandong, a businessman, was detained on 23 February in Guangzhou, China after he took part in a protest against North Korea’s nuclear tests. He is at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.   Liu Yuandong, a 35-year-old businessman, protested with several other people against North ...

Further information on UA 191/12 CHINA - ACTIVIST RETURNED HOME BUT REMAINS AT RISK

    CHINA   Chinese prisoner of conscience Zhu Chengzhi returned home on 20 March but continues to be held under “residential surveillance” after being held in a hostel since 15 March. He continues to be at risk of secret and incommunicado detention.   Zhu Chengzhi was placed under “residential ...

Further information on UA 281/12 CHINA - FEMALE RIGHTS ACTIVIST ALLOWED HOME

  CHINA   Human rights defender and prisoner of conscience Mao Hengfeng was allowed to leave the police detention centre where she was being held on 8 February. The Chinese authorities issued a notice allowing her to serve the rest of her "Re-education Through Labour" (RTL) term at home. She ...

Further information UA 280/12 CHINA - CHEN GUANGCHENG’S NEPHEW SENTENCED

  CHINA   Chen Kegui, nephew of Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng, was sentenced to three years and three months imprisonment in November 2012. His family was able to visit him on 31 January for the first time since he was detained.   Chen Kegui was detained on 30 ...

Further information on UA 191/12 CHINA - CHINESE ACTIVIST AT RISK OF PROSECUTION

  CHINA   Chinese prisoner of conscience Zhu Chengzhi was moved to his own home to continue his "residential surveillance" term after being held at an unknown location since 4 January. He is still at risk of being prosecuted for "inciting subversion of state power" as a result of his ...

UA 13/13 CHINA - CHINESE WOMAN FACES IMMINENT EXECUTION

  CHINA   A Chinese woman who killed her husband after suffering months of domestic violence is at imminent risk of execution, after exhausting all her appeals.   According to sources within China, Li Yan is currently held at Anyue County Detention Centre in Sichuan province, south-west China. Li Yan ...

Further information on UA 191/12 CHINA - ACTIVIST AT RISK OF ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCE

    CHINA   Human rights defender Zhu Chengzhi has been subjected to six months’ “residential surveillance” at an undisclosed location since 4 January. Having been previously held for more than five months in Shaoyang, People’s Republic of China, he is at risk of enforced disappearance.   On 4 January, ...

Further information on UA 231/12 CHINA - MAN FACES TRIAL FOLLOWING FORCED CONFESSION

  CHINA   Businessman Wu Wai Sing, a 54-year-old US national of Hong Kong residency, was reportedly tortured to make him confess. He has reportedly told his lawyers that he is "losing hope" and cannot stand up to the torture and other ill-treatment any longer.   Wu Wai Sing (also ...

Further information on UA 335/11 CHINA - FALUN GONG WOMAN RISKS EXTENDED TERM IN RTL

    CHINA   Falun Gong practitioner Li Shanshan who is held in a re-education through labour (RTL) camp in northern China, is being threatened with an extended sentence for refusing to renounce her faith. She is at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.   Li Shanshan, who is currently ...

UA 356/12 CHINA - CHINESE MAN FACES DEATH FOR DRUG CHARGES

  CHINA   Li Xin is facing imminent execution in Yunnan for drug trafficking. The Supreme People’s Court in Beijing is reviewing the case. He could be executed once the review is complete.   Li Xin was arrested in mainland China in April 2011 accused of trafficking, selling and transporting ...

Further information on UA 266/12 CHINA - WOMEN AT RISK OF TORTURE FOR BELIEFS

  CHINA   Seven women are being arbitrarily detained in an enforced drug rehabilitation camp in China on account of their religious beliefs: they are all Falun Gong practitioners. They are at risk of torture.   15 Falun Gong practitioners were initially detained on 10 September, when plain clothed police ...

Further Information on UA 281/12 CHINA - FEMALE RIGHTS ACTIVIST SENT TO LABOUR CAMP

  CHINA   Mao Hengfeng, a relentless campaigner for reproductive rights and against forced evictions in China, was ordered to serve 18 months “Re-education Through Labour”. She is a prisoner of conscience and is at risk of torture or other ill-treatment.   On 30 October Mao Hengfeng was ordered to ...

UA 282/12 CHINA - VILLAGERS DETAINED, AT RISK OF TORTURE

  CHINA   Six villagers from Zhengding County, Hebei Province in China have been detained after petitioning for the release of a local Falun Gong practitioner. Three have been sentenced to Re-education through Labour (RTL) and three have been criminally charged. They are at risk of torture and other ill-treatment. ...

Further information on UA 280/12 CHINA - CHEN GUANGCHENG’S NEPHEW STILL DETAINED

  CHINA   Chen Kegui, nephew of human rights activist Chen Guangcheng, has been detained since 30 April. Yesterday, Amnesty International was informed that police have submitted Chen Kegui’s case to the prosecuting officials. As such, he could face trial soon. He still has no access to his lawyers or ...

UA 281/12 CHINA - RIGHTS DEFENDER MAO HENGFENG DETAINED

  CHINA   Mao Hengfeng, a housing rights and reproductive rights defender, was taken away by men in plain clothes believed to be Shanghai police officers in Beijing on 30 September. She was subsequently taken from Beijing to Shanghai, and is now detained in the Yangpu district police detention centre. ...

UA 280/12 CHINA - CHEN GUANGCHENG’S NEPHEW DETAINED

  CHINA   Chen Kegui, nephew of human rights activist Chen Guangcheng, was detained on 30 April in Yinan county, Shandong province, China. He has been held in incommunicado detention for more than five months. He is being denied access to his lawyers and family – who are also being ...

UA 271/12 CHINA - HEALTH OF UIGHUR PRISONER ‘CRITICAL’

  CHINA   An Uighur man, Abdukerem Abduweli, suffering from bone and joint cancer, is being denied urgent medical treatment in prison in China.   Religious leader in the Uighur community in China, Abdukerem Abduweli, was charged with crimes of inciting counter-revolutionary propaganda on 1 July 1991. On 5 May ...

UA 269/12 CHINA - MORE FALUN GONG AT RISK OF TORTURE IN CHINA

  CHINA   Four Falun Gong practitioners are being held in Jiamusi Detention Centre in China after being arbitrarily detained on 10 September. They are at risk of torture and ill-treatment.   Shortly after 7.00 pm on 10 September – at the same time that nine other Falun Gong practitioners ...

UA 266/12 CHINA - FALUN GONG PRACTITIONERS AT RISK OF TORTURE

  CHINA   Six Falun Gong practitioners are being held in Jiamusi Detention Centre in China after being arbitrarily detained on 10 September. They are at risk of torture and ill-treatment.   Shortly after 7.00 pm on 10 September, plain-clothed police officers arrested Zhang Shuhua and Zhang Shuying as they ...

UA 248/12 CHINA - FEARS FOR DISAPPEARED CHINESE VOLUNTEER

  CHINA   A volunteer with a Beijing-based NGO, Song Guangqiang (also known as Song Ze), has been subjected to enforced disappearance as a result of his human rights activities. He has not been allowed to see his lawyer or family since 31 May and the authorities have refused to ...

Further information on UA 208/12 CHINA - FALUN GONG PRACTITIONERS TORTURED

  CHINA   Falun Gong practitioners Wang Xiuqing and her daughter Qin Hailong have been tortured in Harbin’s Qianjin Re-education through Labour (RTL) camp, Heilongjiang province, China. They have been detained without trial at the camp since January.   Information from former inmates has revealed that Wang Xiuqing and her ...

Further information on UA 201/12 CHINA - TAIWANESE FALUN GONG PRACTITIONER RELEASED

  CHINA   Chung Ting-Pang, a Taiwanese Falun Gong practitioner who was detained in China on 18 June, was released on 10 August. The following day he was escorted to Nanchang airport where he boarded a plane to Taiwan. He has been reunited with his wife and children in Taiwan. ...

Further information on UA 191/12 CHINA - CHINESE ACTIVIST HELD INCOMMUNICADO

  CHINA   Zhu Chengzhi, a 62 year-old human rights activist, has been formally charged with ‘inciting subversion of state power’ after being detained on 9 June. On 18 June, he was transferred to a detention facility in Hunan province, south-central China, where is being held incommunicado.   On 9 ...

UA 231/12 CHINA - BUSINESSMAN DETAINED, TORTURED

  CHINA   Businessman Wu Wai Sing (also known as Vincent Wu), was detained by police on 22 June, in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong. He has said he has been tortured.   Wu Wai Sing was driving from Guangzhou city to Huizhou city on 22 June at approximately ...

Further information on UA 117/11 – CHINA - CHINESE HOUSING ACTIVISTS’ SENTENCES UPHELD

  On 27 July, a Beijing court overturned the sentence of housing rights activist and former lawyer Ni Yulan on a fraud charge. However, the court upheld her and her husband Dong Jiqin’s sentences for “picking quarrels and provoking trouble”, criminalized in Article 293 of China’s Criminal Law.   On ...

UA 208/12 CHINA - MOTHER AND DAUGHTER AT RISK OF TORTURE

  CHINA   Falun Gong practitioner Wang Xiuqing, and her daughter Qin Hailong, have been detained without trial in Qiangjing Re-education through Labour (RTL) camp, Shandong Province, China. They are at risk of torture or other ill-treatment, particularly due to the authorities’ anger at the recent petition in support for ...

UA 201/12 CHINA - TAIWANESE FALUN GONG PRACTITIONER DETAINED

  CHINA   Chung Ting-Pang, a Taiwanese Falun Gong practitioner, was detained at an airport in Ganzhou, China, on 18 June. His current whereabouts are unknown. He is at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.   Chung Ting-Pang travelled to Yongkang city in Jiangxi province, China, on 15 June to ...

Further information on UA 357/11 CHINA - FALUN GONG MAN RELEASED FROM DETENTION

  CHINA   Falun Gong practitioner Zhou Xiangyang was released from prison on 1 April. This followed a combination of international and domestic pressure on the Chinese authorities.   Zhou Xiangyang had been held in Gangbei Prison in Tianjin City, east of Beijing, since 5 March 2011. The campaign for ...

UA 192/12 CHINA - DISSIDENT'S RELATIVES DISAPPEAR

  CHINA   Li Wangling, sister of recently deceased prisoner of conscience Li Wangyang, and her husband Zhao Baozhu were detained on 7 June. They have not been heard from since 9 June and their whereabouts are unknown.   Li Wangling and her husband, Zhao Baozhu, were detained on 7 ...

UA 191/12 CHINA - RELEASE ZHU CHENGZHI IMMEDIATELY

  CHINA   Human rights activist Zhu Chengzhi was sent to 10 days' administrative detention on 9 June for disrupting public order. He should have been released on 18 June but was transferred to a detention centre and held incommunicado, putting him at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.   ...

UA 152/12 CHINA - FALUN GONG PRACTITIONERS AT RISK OF TORTURE

  UA 152/12 - FALUN GONG PRACTITIONERS AT RISK OF TORTURE   Falun Gong practitioners Wang Xiaodong and his sister Wang Junling have been detained, and are at risk of torture and other ill-treatment. They are prisoners of conscience, detained solely for the peaceful exercise of their rights to freedom ...

Further information on UA 117/11 CHINA - CHINESE HOUSING ACTIVISTS SENTENCED

  Further information on UA 117/11 - CHINESE HOUSING ACTIVISTS SENTENCED   On 10 April, housing rights activist and former lawyer Ni Yulan was given a two year and eight-month sentence for “picking quarrels and making trouble” and “fraud”. Her husband, Dong Jiqin, was sentenced for two years for “picking ...

Further information on UA 197/11 CHINA - TWO MEN EXECUTED IN CHINA

  CHINA   A Hong Kong man, Robert Shan Shiao-may, and a Taiwanese man, Lien Sung-ching, were executed in mainland China on 30 March after the Supreme People’s Court in Beijing approved their death sentences.   Robert Shan Shiao-may, aged 54, was sentenced to death on 26 June 2009 for ...

UA 52/12 China - NORTH KOREANS FACING FORCIBLE RETURN

      CHINA   The Chinese authorities are preparing to forcibly return at least 21 people to North Korea, where they would be at serious risk of torture and other ill-treatment, forced labour and death. Any attempt to return them to North Korea, where they are at risk of ...

Further information on UA 357/11 CHINA - FALUN GONG MAN CLOSE TO DEATH

  CHINA   Falun Gong practitioner, Zhou Xiangyang, is said to be close to death in prison hospital. He is on a hunger strike and urgently needs to be released on medical parole.   Zhou Xiangyang has been held in the Gangbei Prison in Tianjin City, north of Beijing since ...

UA 10/12 CHINA - MACAU RESIDENT AT RISK OF EXECUTION IN CHINA

CHINA A man sentenced to death in China for drugs offences, Lau Fat-wai, is currently having his case reviewed by the Supreme People's Court. If the Supreme People's Court upholds his death sentence, he could be executed within a week of the court's decision. Lau Fat-wai is a resident of ...

Further information on UA 50/11 CHINA - CHINESE ACTIVIST SENTENCED TO NINE YEARS

CHINA Chen Wei, an activist detained in February 2011 during a crackdown to prevent "Jasmine Revolution-inspired" demonstrations in China, was sentenced to nine years in prison on 23 December 2011 on charges of “inciting subversion of state power”. Ding Mao was put under residential surveillance on 1 December 2011. Liang ...

Further information on UA 230/11 CHINA - HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST WANG LIHONG RELEASED

  CHINA   Wang Lihong, a human rights activist, has been released. She was released on 20 December from Beijing Chaoyang Detention Centre.   Wang Lihong, a widely-known human rights activist, was released from prison on 20 December after having served her sentence. She is now staying in the suburbs ...

UA 357/11 CHINA - FALUN GONG MAN AT RISK OF TORTURE IN PRISON

  CHINA   Detained Falun Gong practitioner, Zhou Xiangyang,is on a hunger strike and is at risk of torture and other ill-treatment. Several people were targeted by security forces in November for signing a petition calling for his release.   Zhou Xiangyang has been held in Gangbei Prison in Tianjin ...

UA 335/11 CHINA - FALUN GONG WOMAN AT RISK OF TORTURE

  CHINA   Li Shanshan was detained in Tangshan, Hebei Province, northern China, on 29 October. The Chinese authorities say they have assigned her to two years "re-education through labour" but are refusing to give details of where she is imprisoned. She is at risk of torture and other ill-treatment. ...

Further information on UA: 277/11 CHINA - PAKISTANI MAN EXECUTED IN SHANGHAI, CHINA

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UA: 277/11 CHINA - PAKISTANI MAN FACES EXECUTION IN CHINA

CHINA                                                                A Pakistani man, Syed Zahid Hussain Shah, 36, faces imminent execution in China. The Supreme People’s Court in ...

Further information on UA: 230/11 CHINA - HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST JAILED, RISKS TORTURE

CHINA Human rights activist Wang Lihong has been sentenced to nine months' imprisonment. She is at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.   The presiding judge at Beijing Chaoyang District People's Court announced Wang Lihong's sentence in the morning of 9 September. Wang Lihong immediately announced that she was innocent ...

Further information on UA: 50/11 CHINA - ACTIVISTS STILL DETAINED AND AT RISK OF TORTURE

  CHINA Ran Yunfei has been put under “residential surveillance”. Hua Chunhui has been sent home to serve the rest of his term on medical grounds. Ding Mao, Chen Wei and Liang Haiyi remain in detention awaiting trial. They are at risk of torture and other ill-treatment. On 9 August, ...

Further information on UA 95/10 CHINA - CHINESE ACTIVIST RELEASED DUE TO POOR HEALTH

  CHINA   Chinese human rights defender Mao Hengfeng was released on 28 July, about a month before the end of her term of Re-education Through Labour (RTL), due to poor health.   Mao Hengfeng was sent home in a wheelchair from Shanghai Prison Hospital without any advance notice to ...

UA 230/11 CHINA - CHINESE HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST FACING TRIAL

    CHINA   Human rights activist Wang Lihong was detained in Beijing, China on 21 April, and could face trial as soon as next month. The Supreme People’s Procuratorate has not given her lawyer full access to documents related to her case. Wang Lihong is suffering from chronic back ...

Further information on UA 114/11 AI WEIWEI AND HIS COLLEAGUES RELEASED

    CHINA   Ai Weiwei, an internationally well-known Chinese artist; Wen Tao, his friend and assistant; Zhang Jingsong, his cousin and driver; Hu Mingfen, his accountant, have all been released. The current status of Liu Zhenggang, a designer, is unconfirmed.   Ai Weiwei was released on 22 June on ...

Further information on UA 2/11 CHINA - FAMILY OF HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER ARRESTED

  CHINA   Xinna and Uiles, the wife and son of ethnic Mongolian human rights activist Hada, have been formally arrested. Hada is currently in a secret prison and has been going on frequent hunger strikes protesting his continued detention.   Prisoner of conscience Hada was due to be released ...

Further information on UA 95/10 CHINA - CHINESE ACTIVIST AT RISK OF TORTURE

  CHINA   Mao Hengfeng, a Chinese human rights defender, is being held incommunicado at Shanghai City Prison Hospital. She is at risk of torture and other ill-treatment. She was previously held at the same hospital, where she was tied to a bed and forcibly given several injections against her ...

Further information on UA 117/11 CHINA - DETAINED CHINESE ACTIVISTS DENIED MEDICAL CARE

  CHINA   Ni Yulan, housing rights activist and former lawyer, and her husband Dong Jiqin have been formally arrested on charges of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble”. They could now be tried at any time and could face up to five years in prison. This is a crucial time ...

UA 197/11 CHINA - STOP TWO EXECUTIONS IN CHINA

  CHINA   A Hong Kong man, Robert Shan Shiao-may, and Lien Sung-ching, of Taiwan, are facing execution in mainland China. The Supreme People's Court (SPC) in Beijing is now reviewing their sentences: if it approves them, the men could be executed as early as 25 June.   Robert Shan ...

Mats Engman från sekretariatet kommer till Uppsala för att berätta om innehållet i årets upplaga av kampanjen Skriv för frihet. Kom! Det bjuds på fika

Mats Engman från sekretariatet kommer till Uppsala för att berätta om innehållet i årets upplaga av kampanjen Skriv för frihet. Kom! Det bjuds på fika