» 09/15/2011, 00.00
Tortured, dissident Christian lawyer talks about his ordeal
Jiang Tianyong, 41, was “guilty” of defending members of Falun Gong and people living with AIDS. For this, he endured two months of violence, humiliations and threats. Other human rights lawyers caught TB whilst in prison or lost their memory from being forced fed medical drugs.
16/01/2017 14:01:00 CHINA
Drugged and schizophrenic: the fruits of the imprisonment and torture of Human Rights lawyer Li Chunfu
In prison, he was forced to take daily medicine "against the high blood pressure" (which he has never had). Long periods spent locked in a narrow iron cage. The testimony of his sister-in-law Wang Qiaoling and thanks his wife Bi Liping: "Expose the crimes of the Tianjin police. Show them to the light of day". The magazine "China Change" demands an international investigation into abuses against Human Rights lawyers (many of them are Christians).
24/11/2016 14:29:00 CHINA
Missing for days, Christian lawyer Jiang Tianyong is feared held by authorities
His whereabouts are unknown since Monday after he visited families of detained human rights lawyers. Jailed and tortured in the past, he said last June that he feared he might be arrested. The Ministry of Public Security remains silent.
02/12/2016 11:44:00 CHINA
Peng Ming, Christian ecologist and activist, dies in prison. Three other disappeared "at the risk of torture"
Peng Ming was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2005. In the past he had a brilliant managerial career. Later he wrote books on democracy and environmental protection against the violent industrialization in the country. He was convicted of "terrorism." Still no word on Christian lawyer Jiang Tianyong. Dissident Xie Yang beaten by prison officers. Lawyer Huang Qi and reporter Liu Fei detained by police.
As human rights advocates continue to be arrested, people are becoming increasingly angry
Another human rights lawyer is arrested as a colleague disappears. A petitioner demanding action against corrupt officials is placed under house arrest. People are worried but also angry. In Shanghai, passers-by clash with police who abuse migrant worker.
Sichuan: new arrests for Jasmine Revolution supporters
Pro-democracy dissidents Ding Mao and Chen Wei are arrested for praising street protests against bad government and corruption. Yang Hengjun, a Chinese-born Australian writer, also disappears. His blog is visited by millions of people. He too backed protests.
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