Mainland human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng was released from prison yesterday, his wife said, but she believed he had been tortured in jail and voiced fears for his safety. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Author on August 7, 2014
Posted by Author on July 28, 2014
Vaginal Coma, a new book revealing the brutal sexual torture of female Falun Gong practitioners and petitioners detained in Masanjia Labor Camp in China, was published in Hong Kong on July 21.
The book is by former New York Times photojournalist Du Bin. In May 2013 he released in Hong Kong a documentary film on the same topic, Above the Ghosts’ Heads: The Women of Masanjia Labor Camp. In 2011 Du published the book Toothbrush in 2011 in Taiwan on the torture of Falun Gong practitioners. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Author on August 5, 2013
Thousands of Falun Gong practitioners are said to die each year in China. Evidence reportedly indicates these prisoners are also victims of having their organs harvested by force. Calls for action are being voiced from various corners of the world. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Author on May 21, 2013
Three New York University researchers from China divulged results from a federally funded study to Chinese competitors in exchange for tuition, rent and other expenses, federal prosecutors said Monday.
Yudong Zhu, a U.S.-educated NYU professor, and Xing Yang, a lab engineer, were released on bail after appearing in federal court in Manhattan to face commercial bribery and other charges. They left court without speaking to reporters.
The third defendant, postdoctoral fellow Ye Li, was at large. Authorities believe he flew to China before charges were brought. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Author on February 27, 2013
‘BLOODY HARVEST’:More than 88% of Taiwanese who go abroad for their transplants go to China, where forced harvesting from executed prisoners is reportedly common
Foreign medical and legal specialists yesterday discussed legislative developments in their home countries on regulating organ transplants abroad and urged the Taiwanese government to recognize the seriousness of the organ-harvesting crimes perpetrated in China and to legislate against organ transplants using illicit or unknown organ sources. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Author on February 26, 2013
Xu Chongyang, a businessman from Wuhan, was arrested in 2011, for being critical to Bo Xilai.
On January 5, 2013, his jail service has expired, and he was released.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) alleged him behind the scene of being “Chinese Jasmine Revolution” provocateur and “US spy.” Beijing court sentenced him to 19 months in jail for fraud crime. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Author on February 2, 2013
A long-abandoned pulp mill in Prince Rupert, B.C., has become a focal-point for the Chinese government’s sweeping efforts to crack down on corruption.
The Skeena Cellulose pulp mill, which was once the economic lifeblood of Prince Rupert but has remained shuttered for more than a decade, is embroiled in an international scandal linked to its purchase by a Chinese businessman. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Author on January 30, 2013
[Leonidas Donskis, EP Human Rights Subcommittee Member]:
“People who are behind this are criminals. This is a crime against humanity.”
At this hearing (Religious Persecution by China: A Horror Story)—held at the European Parliament in Brussels on January 29—doctors, politicians and human rights defenders discussed how prisoners of conscience in China are persecuted, tortured, and in some cases, killed for their organs. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Author on January 28, 2013
Jailed Chinese Christian human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng is getting help from the US Congress. He is one of two prisoners selected by the Defending Freedoms Project of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission. It’s a bipartisan committee of the US House of Representatives.
US Representative Frank Wolf of Virginia wrote a letter to Gao on January 22nd informing Gao of his selection, and promised to work in support of his release. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Author on November 19, 2011
NEW YORK— A federal grand jury investigating possible irregularities in the campaign financing for New York City Comptroller John Liu has subpoenaed his campaign and a business whose employees were said to have donated to the campaign.
The New York Times, citing unnamed sources, reported that investigators are seeking records from his campaign as well as records from Maspeth, Queens-based Dynasty Stainless Steel, whose employees were said to have donated thousands to his campaign.
The probe was apparently prompted by a Times article published last month, which reported on journalists visiting close to 100 businesses and homes of the donors listed on Liu’s campaign finance reports. It raised questions about irregularities in the comptroller’s fundraising efforts, including where the money actually came from, if contributors gave their own money, or even if the donors ever existed. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Author on November 19, 2011
A fund-raiser for the New York City comptroller, John C. Liu, whose campaign finances are under federal investigation, was arrested on Wednesday morning on charges that he helped illegally funnel thousands of dollars into Mr. Liu’s campaign account, according to court papers and people briefed on the case.
A criminal complaint unsealed on Wednesday says an undercover agent from the Federal Bureau of Investigation posed as a businessman seeking to donate $16,000 to an unidentified candidate for citywide office in New York. That candidate, the people briefed on the case said, was Mr. Liu.
The complaint details how the fund-raiser, Xing Wu Pan, in a series of meetings secretly recorded by the F.B.I., helped the purported businessman circumvent the city-imposed limit of $4,950 for individual donors by recruiting 20 fictitious, or straw, donors. Read the rest of this entry »