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On 2 April 2020 a group of one hundred Chinese establishment scholars wrote an open letter decrying the "many critical voices politicizing the COVID-19 pandemic".

Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang is expected to be released after completing his sentence on 5 April 2020.

The Director of Safeguard Defenders, Peter Dahlin, explains how civil society can bring serious human rights violators to justice.

 

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Hikvision logoUPDATE: A day after this blacklist was announced, in a separate move, the US State Department said it was imposing a visa ban on Chinese government and Communist Party officials connected with the repression in Xinjiang.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbvSdR0y9Bc In recent months news that China is rounding up Muslims (mostly Uighurs) en masse in its northwestern Xinjiang region to political re-education camps has shocked many, although the story is still massively under-reported. It is estimated that hundreds of thousands of people have been disappeared in a campaign with absolutely no due process. Victims can be held indefinitely. No one is safe.

Last month, lawyer Yu Wensheng (余文生) and activist Zhen Jianghua (甄江华) , both essentially in incommunicado detention, reportedly “sacked” their legal counsel. These are lawyers they pre-appointed in case they were detained, or trusted family members had hired. Sound suspicious?

Editor of The People's Republic of the Disappeared, Michael Caster, explains the true horror behind China's Residential Surveillance at a Designated Location (RSDL) to The Diplomat.    

As we enter 2018, Peter Dahlin, the Swedish rights activist, who was himself a victim of Residential Surveillance at a Designated Location in Beijing in early 2016, writes about his friend and rights lawyer, Wang Quanzhang. More than two and a half years after he was first kidnapped by the Chinese state, Wang still languishes in secret detention.

6 December 2017 - The main driving force behind this new book of first-person stories of China’s state-sanctioned kidnappings is Michael Caster, a US human rights advocate and researcher.

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