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Chinese dissidents forcibly interned in psychiatric hospitals
Report reveals scandalous cases of dissidents subjected to years forced of hospitalization, systemic shock treatments and chains. Human Rights Watch: this is what the Chinese Communist Party has done since it took power. Nobel Liu Xiaobo: dozens of his friends are under arrest, forbidden to go to claim his prize.
Wang Lianxi, a Tiananmen Square dissident, in psychiatric hospital
Released in 2007 after 18 years in prison, prior to the Beijing Olympics he was confined to the hospital, and is still under treatment, although his friends say that he appears to have no need of hospitalization. Human rights groups are asking that he be examined by independent psychiatrists.
UN committee: Beijing should apologize to Tiananmen victims
The committee against torture calls upon China to ask forgiveness for the massacre of students, and to provide information on the people still in prison. It also expresses the hope for "full and impartial" investigations to clarify the affair and punish the guilty. The UN also calls for an end to torture.
The battle for democracy in China is changing gear
A group of Chinese lawyers asks the regime to shed light on the death of Li Wangyang and to end the suspicious deaths in custody, the blind dissident Li Guizhi is helped to escape and hid from government repression, activists in Hong Kong are increasingly asking Beijing for democracy and human rights. The communist regime reacts the same way: forced labour and summary arrests. But while dialogue with the United States seems at a standstill, the movement inside the China appears increasingly determined.
Chinese authorities free one dissident, while another "disappears"
Yesterday human rights lawyer, Teng Biao, returned home after 70 days of detention without charge. But soon after, an "unknown" group kidnapped the lawyer Li Fangping. Two days ago US-China human rights talks concluded. Experts say there is a careful police strategy to stamp out dissent.
12/02/2009 CHINA - UNITED NATIONS
China rejects all criticism on human rights, but accepts advice from Cuba and Iran
In the report on the review of violations in China, Beijing stresses the advice of countries calling for greater control of dissidents and the internet. But human rights activists are claiming success simply for being able to discuss China's abuses at a UN meeting.
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