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This is a monthly round-up of all news related to Residential Surveillance at a Designated Location (RSDL) in China.

In the spring of 2017, a number of lawyers got together in China to investigate how they could better represent clients who had been tortured. They wanted to explore how they could give them real help.

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?

This is a monthly round-up of all news related to Residential Surveillance at a Designated Location (RSDL) in China.

China has said it will take action to stop enforced disappearances and torture yet both are still endemic largely because of the 2013 introdu

In this ground-breaking report released today, 10 April 2018, Safeguard Defenders exposes the lies and the abuse behind China’s illegal practice of coercing detainees to  confess on television and calls on governments to take steps to pressure Chi

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