NGOs urge governments to speak out on ongoing crackdown, torture allegations

International Service for Human Rights, 16 February 2017

150714120624-china-lawyers-composite-exlarge-169_2ISHR — In a concerted effort since the early months of the Xi Jinping administration, the Chinese Government has suppressed civil society activity, criminalised human rights defenders and ignored its international human rights obligations.

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Trump has the power to fight China on human rights. Will he use it?

The Guardian, 23 January 2017

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By Benjamin Haas — As Donald Trump enters the White House, human rights campaigners around the world fear his administration will drop support for global struggles for democracy and freedom. But his administration is armed with a new law unprecedented in US history: the ability to sanction any individual involved in human rights abuses.

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Tibetan protesters arrested during Chinese leader’s visit to Switzerland (VIDEO)

RT, 17 January 2017

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Russia Today — Swiss Police have detained 32 pro-Tibet activists, including one man trying to set himself on fire, protesting against a state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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Uighurs in Kyrgyzstan hope for peace despite violence

Al Jazeera, 10 January 2017

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By Ryskeldi Satke — Remote and landlocked, Kyrgyzstan is framed by the Tian Shan mountains that take up nearly 90 percent of the country’s territory and form its border with China’s northwestern province of Xinjiang.

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Why Christmas time in China means jail for human rights activists

The Guardian, 26 December 2016

2039ufiwov2By Benjamin Haas  As people celebrate around the world, a new Christmas tradition is increasingly popular in China: jailing political prisoners, hoping the distraction of the holiday season will lead to less attention.

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Mural Created in Support of Uyghur Prisoner of Conscience

The Epoch Times, 13 December 2016

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By Sarah Le — Renowned Uyghur economics scholar Ilham Tohti is serving a life sentence in China on charges of “separatism,” while thousands of human rights activists around the world are showing him support and raising awareness of his case.

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120 writers including Rushdie ask China’s Xi to stop human rights ‘crackdown’

The Hindustan Times, 12 December 2016

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By Sutirtho Patranobis — A group of 120 authors including Salman Rushdie and JM Coetzee have written to President Xi Jinping on Saturday, marked as Human Rights Day, urging him to reverse China’s ongoing crackdown on writers, academics and dissident voices.

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Response to Mr. Giancarlo Elia Valori’s Additional Considerations

Modern Diplomacy, 9 December 2016

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By Dolkun Isa— The purposeful spread of misinformation continues to impede those looking to uncover truth in the 21st century. As an activist in the Uyghur democracy movement, I am, to put it lightly, at constant odds with the Chinese government.

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