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 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 April 26, 2011
As U.S. officials head to China for a dialogue on human rights, a Chinese rights group has warned that 17 people—including artist Ai Weiwei—who are being held incommunicado in a recent crackdown on dissent are at risk of being tortured.
“They are at high risk of torture or other mistreatment while held illegally incommunicado,” the China Human Right Defenders (CHRD) group said in a statement on its website.
Top of the list was prominent artist and social critic Ai, whose family has had no official word on his whereabouts after he was detained at a Beijing airport on April 3. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Author on March 20, 2011
New York – A 42-year-old owner of a dumpling restaurant in Northeast China died in his home at the end of February, unable to recover from one and half years of physical and mental torture in a Re-education Through Labor (RTL) camp, the Falun Dafa Information Center has learned. His is one of over 400 documented Falun Gong deaths in Liaoning province since 1999.
Mr. Shi Hongbo (史红波), who owned a restaurant in Jinzhou district of Dalian in Liaoning province, was abducted outside of his home on October 14, 2008 while en route to work. Three weeks later he was sentenced to the Dalian RTL Camp for one and a half years. Camp personnel subjected him to numerous rounds of torture, including shocking him simultaneously with multiple electric batons and tying him down for several days at a time with all four limbs stretched out. As a result, Shi developed heart problems and high blood pressure. In September 2009, Shi was transferred to Weiningying Re-education Through Labor (RTL) Camp. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Author on January 19, 2011
WASHINGTON—It would be best if, hours before Hu Jintao’s arrival, human rights atrocities in China were not relegated to being discussed in a small, overheated room tucked away in a Congressional office building—but those who concern themselves with the topic will usually take what they can get.
What they got was dozens of journalists and observers shoulder to shoulder in a committee room in the Rayburn Building, where they expounded upon, often in painful detail, the Chinese Communist Party’s apparently insatiable appetite for destroying human life. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Author on January 19, 2011
Seizing the timing of Hu Jintao’s much vaunted visit to the United States, friends of abducted civil rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng have called for his release.
Gao, by now a renowned figure internationally, has been missing since April 2010. Beijing human rights lawyers Jiang Tianyong, Tang Jitian, and Xie Yanyi have demanded that authorities release Gao, also condemning the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) human rights atrocities. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Author on December 14, 2010
By Joshua Philipp, Epoch Times Staff, Dec. 14, 2010 –
After spending the last 10 years of his life in a Chinese prison, Zhang Yuhui is scheduled to be released on Dec. 21. The former editor-in-chief of the China branch of The Epoch Times was sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role with the uncensored, Chinese-language edition of the newspaper.
A photograph of Zhang, a letter to his wife, and a letter to the U.S. Congress, which were smuggled out of the prison by inmates in 2004, are among the few records of his life obtained over the last decade. Unable to contact the outside world or his wife and two children, his current condition is unknown. He is known to have been tortured by the Chinese authorities in the early years of his arrest. Read the rest of this entry »
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