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Today, 15 January, Safeguard Defenders released "Fighting Impunity: A guide on how civil society can use Magnitsky Acts to sanction human rights violators". This comprehensive manual, aimed at civil society, is the first of its kind and provides step by step instructions on how to file recommendations for sanctions on perpetrators of gross human rights violations.

[19 December] Safeguard Defenders has stepped up its campaign against China's party-state TV company CCTV and its international arm CGTN for committing repeated and systematic broadcasting violations and filed official complaints in the US and Canada. These complaints focus on the airing of forced TV confessions.

[10 December 2019]  Today is Human Rights Day. It also marks one year since Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor disappeared in China. Since that day, neither of the men have been allowed to see a lawyer or their family; only sporadic consular visits have been permitted. For the first six months, they were held in secret detention called Residential Surveillance at a Designated Location (RSDL).

Their unjust and arbitrary detentions are widely seen as retaliation for the arrest a week earlier of Huawei’s CFO Meng Wanzhou in Canada in response to a US extradition request.

As of today, 2019-11-28, a complaint by Simon (Man-kit) Cheng has been filed against CGTN (China Global Television Network) with the TV-regulator of the United Kingdom, Ofcom. 

This complaint follows the broadcast by CGTN of a news story that included direct lies, violations of his privacy, and unproven allegations reported as facts.

You can find the full complaint here:

The UN’s highest official principally responsible for human rights, High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet, should publicly denounce the Hong Kong Government for its systematic violations of the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and freedom of expression, and condemn the unnecessary and disproportionate use of force by police in Hong Kong. 

We take a look back at what happened in the year since we filed a complaint against CGTN in the UK

 

China was so worried about London supporting the Hong Kong protests it kidnapped a young employee of the British consulate, abused and threatened him, and then lied about it.

These are the tools and techniques of the Chinese Communist Party’s foreign policy today.

A fully updated and expanded edition of our acclaimed book on China’s growing use of disappearances, The People’s Republic of the Disappeared, goes on sale today (November 1).

On November 1, 2019, Safeguard Defenders is releasing the second edition of its acclaimed book ‘The People’s Republic of the Disappeared’, available worldwide on Amazon and other online bookstores, as both paperback and Kindle ebook.

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