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Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that Shanghai authorities detained a large number of petitioners in advance of the current sessions of Shanghai’s People’s Congress and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, which began on January 14. Sources in China told HRIC that beginning...
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that a number of Shanghai petitioners have been detained in Beijing and Shanghai, with several being beaten and mistreated. According to HRIC sources, on the afternoon of December 28, veteran petitioner Mao Hengfeng and several dozen other petitioners were...
New Release from HRIC Several Shanghai petitioners and rights defenders remain missing after having been monitored and detained during President Bush’s visit to China and the commemoration of former leader Hu Yaobang’s birth.
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that Wang Mingqing , a Shanghai resident who has been petitioning the Chinese authorities over the destruction of his home in an urban redevelopment project, was placed under administrative detention on February 16.
Human Rights in China (HRIC) has learned that petitioner Ma Yalian has been sentenced to one and a half years of Reeducation Through Labor (RTL) because of articles she posted on the Internet exposing the dark side of China’s petitioning system. Ma’s harsh treatment is an example of the recent...


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