3 Chinese Rights Activists Disappear in Apparent State Crackdown

The New York Times, 30 November 2016

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By Michael Forsythe — Three prominent Chinese rights activists appear to have been detained in recent weeks by the police, part of a continuing crackdown on groups operating outside the umbrella of the state, advocacy groups say.

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China failing to deliver on human rights promises, NGO tells UN

Hong Kong Free Press, 27 November 2016

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By Catherine Lai — An assessment by rights groups has found “large discrepancies” between the Chinese government’s promises and its actions concerning human rights.

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Interpol’s New President Sparks Concerns Over Human Rights

Radio Free Asia, 14 November 2016

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RFA Uyghur Service — The appointment of Meng Hongwei, China’s former vice minister for public security, as the new head of Interpol has sparked concerns that Beijing may use the organization to extend overseas crackdowns on Chinese dissidents who flee the country.

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WUC Deeply Concerned About Election of Meng Hongwei as Interpol President

Press Release – For immediate release
11 November 2016
Contact: World Uyghur Congress www.uyghurcongress.org
0049 (0) 89 5432 1999 or contact@uyghurcongress.org

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The World Uyghur Congress is very concerned about the recent election of China’s former Vice-Minister for Public Security, Meng Hongwei, as president of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) on Thursday. The move will likely embolden the Chinese government to continue to leverage the organization as a means of silencing critics and quelling dissent.

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Human rights groups protest over Interpol president’s appointment

Financial Times, 10 November 2016

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Financial Times — A senior Chinese security official was named president of Interpol, the international police liaison organisation, drawing criticism from human rights groups who said it would help Beijing pursue dissidents abroad.

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Chinese security official elected Interpol chief

CNN, 10 November 2016

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CNN — A top Chinese security minister has been elected president of the international crime fighting and police cooperation organization Interpol. Meng Hongwei, China’s vice minister for public security and a former head of Interpol China, took the post Thursday at the organization’s general assembly in Bali, Indonesia.

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Senior Chinese public security official elected as Interpol president

Deutsche Welle, 9 November 2016

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Deutsche Welle — At its annual general assembly on the Indonesian island of Bali on Thursday, global police organization Interpol announced that Chinese Vice Minister of Public Security Meng Hongwei had been appointed president.

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China: New Rules Gag Lawyers

Human Rights Watch, 26 October 2016

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Human Rights Watch — The Chinese Ministry of Justice’s revisions to two directives on law firms and lawyers will further undermine the independence of lawyers and the rule of law in China, Human Rights Watch said today. The amendments, effective November 1, 2016, are part of the government’s campaign since July 2015 to harass and jail China’s most outspoken lawyers.

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