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Beijing, no appeal for lawyer Pu Zhiqiang, now under house arrest
The dissident is known for his online criticism of the Communist Party and for his skill in use of law to defend the vulnerable. Today first day of three years of confinement to his home, but for his friends "punishment is even more subtle. They have silenced him".
Lawyers for Human Rights demonstrate in Beijing against injustice
Two lawyers face the permanent revocation of their license because they defended activists, political prisoners and members of Falun Gong. The police place under house arrest eight activists, arrest 20. Last year, 18 other legal staff have had their licenses revoked.
Human rights award for Liu Xiaobo and for Charter 08
The prize for Liu, under house arrest since December, is intended to recognize his struggle for human rights and freedom of speech. Meanwhile, the family of the activist lawyer Gao Zhisheng has fled to the United States, and is denouncing constant intimidation and torture.
Beijing court rejects Ai Weiwei appeal
Appeal was presented to the court in May. Police bar the activist from hearing the delivery of the verdict. He must pay a fine of 2.2 million for tax evasion. Ai: "We will continue to appeal until we can, we have nothing to lose."
Hu Jia charged, petition calls on government to protect human rights
Despite EU and US protests, the well-known Chinese activist is formally charged with inciting subversion against the state. More than 14,000 activists and dissidents call on the government to ratify the UN Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
4-month-old girl, daughter of dissidents, under house arrest
She is the daughter of Hu Jia, under arrest since her birth. She is confined to her home together with her mother, and risks having her growth seriously stunted by lack of milk. The couple's friends are launching an appeal on the internet: do everything possible to bring her at least powdered milk.
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