Urgent Actions

Chinese Government Must End Persecution of Family Members of Activists

Posted in Urgent Actions on February 11th, 2011    Comment
Beating of Chen Guangcheng, Yuan Weijing Latest in Series of Abuses (Chinese Human Rights Defenders- February 11, 2011) On February 10, CHRD learned from a reliable source that human rights defender Chen Guangcheng (陈光诚) and his wife Yuan Weijing ...read more>>

U.S. Must Deliver on Promise of Making Human Rights the Guiding Principle of its China Policy

Posted in Urgent Actions on January 17th, 2011    1 Comment
(Chinese Human Rights Defenders, January 17, 2011) In a speech before the United Nations last fall, President Obama emphasized that “part of the price of our own freedom is standing up for the freedom of others,” stating that “this belief ...read more>>

Chinese Government Must Release Food Safety Activist Zhao Lianhai

Posted in Urgent Actions on December 15th, 2010    Comment
UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food Should Raise Zhao’s Case During his Mission to China (Chinese Human Rights Defenders, December 15, 2010)- On December 15, the UN ...read more>>

Charter 08 Co-Organizer Zhang Zuhua Abducted by Police ahead of Nobel Ceremony

Posted in Urgent Actions on December 9th, 2010    Comment
(Chinese Human Rights Defenders- December 9, 2010) Zhang Zuhua (张祖桦), Beijing-based human rights and pro-democracy activist and one of the co-drafters and organizers of Charter 08, was abducted off the street this afternoon by Chinese police ...read more>>

China Must End Political Repression, Release Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo

Posted in Urgent Actions on December 8th, 2010    Comment
The International Community Must Reject the Chinese Government's Open Challenge to Universal Values, Demand Release of All Chinese Prisoners of Conscience (Chinese Human Rights Defenders, December 9, 2010) - On December 10, Human Rights Day, the Nobel ...read more>>

Subversion Charge against Little-Known Activist Indicates Heightened Crackdown on Dissent in China

Posted in Urgent Actions on November 22nd, 2010    Comment
(Chinese Human Rights Defenders, November 22, 2010) CHRD learned last week that Li Tie (李铁), a Wuhan City, Hubei Province-based democracy activist and online freelance writer, has been arrested on charges of “subversion of state power.” The Chinese ...read more>>

CHRD Warmly Congratulates Burmese Democracy Leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Her Return to Freedom

Posted in Urgent Actions on November 15th, 2010    1 Comment
Editor’s note: The following is a translation of a statement released in Chinese by CHRD on November 14, 2010. For the original text, please see: http://news.boxun.com/news/gb/china/2010/11/201011142034.shtml According to media reports, leader of the ...read more>>

Nobel Laureate Languishes in Prison, Police Harassment of Activists Rages On

Posted in Urgent Actions on November 8th, 2010    1 Comment
One Month after Nobel Announcement, CHRD Urges the Chinese Government to Release Liu Xiaobo (Chinese Human Rights Defenders- November 8, 2010) One month after the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced its decision to award the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize to ...read more>>

Heavy Sentence for Elected Fujian Village Director, Leader in Fight against Illegal Land Expropriation

Posted in Urgent Actions on November 2nd, 2010    1 Comment
(Chinese Human Rights Defenders, November 2, 2010) – On October 28, Jinjiang City Intermediate People’s Court in Fujian Province sentenced successful businessman-turned-village director Lü Jiangbo (吕江波) to 11 years in prison. Originally ...read more>>

CHRD Hails Decision to Award Nobel Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo

Posted in Urgent Actions on October 8th, 2010    1 Comment
CHRD Hails Decision to Award Nobel Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo Chinese government must immediately free Liu and all incarcerated human rights defenders (Chinese Human Rights Defenders, October 8, 2010) – CHRD hails the Nobel Committee’s ...read more>>