» 04/02/2011, 00.00
More than 200 arrests to quell the "jasmine revolution" in China
Human rights groups agree: the country has in place the worst crackdown since 1998. Dozens of Democrats arrested or disappeared. Alluding to the jasmine revolution, seeking justice or defending those who can not pay for free, is enough to get you arrested.
Arrests continue for signers of Charter 08
More signers of the document calling for respect for human rights are in jail, or under house arrest. But President Hu says that China will promote human rights only according to "the basic situation of the country."
Chen Wei, Tiananmen and "jasmine revolution"activist, jailed for 9 years
It is one of the heaviest sentences in recent years. The charges of "subversion" are based on articles – highly popular - published on the internet in which democracy is proposed as a better path to the dictatorship of the Communist Party of China. Chen "is a repeat offender": active at the time of Tiananmen, he served several years in prison and is one of the leaders of the democratic movement in Sichuan. A similar pattern to that of 2010 Nobel Peace Laureate Liu Xiaobo,.
Hu Jia: I will continue my struggle for human rights
The well-known dissident freed yesterday after 3 ½ years in prison, in his first statement reaffirms his intention to continue the battle for rights. Like many other dissidents, he is now under house virtual arrest. Police check identities of passers-by within a radius of one kilometer.
The "usual" Chinese policy: dissidents arrested ahead of National People's Congress
They are authors of petitions, pro-democracy activists, defenders of human rights: they will be released after the conclusion of the NPC. Yuan Xianchen has been sentenced to 4 years in prison for defending the rights of miners, and calling for more democracy.
09/04/2011 CHINA - HONG KONG
Forced labour for defending rights and praising Jasmine Revolution
Activist Wei Qiang sentenced to two years re-education-through-labour. Continuing arrests and detentions. Tomorrow's protest march in Hong Kong.
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