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Part Two of Bao Longjun's story on disappearing into China's secret RSDL jail system

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.

(21 October 2019) International human rights NGOs urge the Chinese government to drop the “subversion of state power” charge against human rights defender Chen Jianfang (陈建芳) and release her immediately and unconditionally. Ms. Chen has spent over six months in detention incommunicado and now faces a likely lengthy prison sentence after authorities charged her with an endangering state security crime.

Chinese police are moving away from TV broadcasts and using short video platforms, microblogs and targeted screenings to air forced confessions.

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.

(2) UPDATE as of 19 October 2019: Nikkei Asian Review reports that a Japanese professor at Hokkaido University has been detained in China. The unnamed man is in his 40s, and was detained in Beijing earlier in September while travelling in China. The reports states it is the first Japanese person classified as a civil servant that has been detained in China. It is believed he is detained related to Espionage charges.

Call for Proposals, 20120-01-13.


Safeguard Defenders is now inviting organizations and individuals to submit proposals for small projects aimed at empowering civil society and rights defenders in China. We welcome all interested parties to submit their ideas throughout January and February. Received submissions are evaluated on a rolling basis. Please carefully read the focus and guidelines below before submitting your proposal. 

Part One of Bao Longjun's story on disappearing into China's secret RSDL jail system

 

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