Category Archives: Famous Chinese Political Court Cases 中国政治名案

Trials of Persecuted Human Rights Lawyers/Activist– Xu Zhiyong and Ding Jiaxi Likely Late December 2021

Cases of Human Rights Lawyers/Activist– Xu Zhiyong and Ding Jiaxi (Typical cases demonstrate the worsening of Chinese human rights situation) Compiled by Sophie Luo, December 2021 Xu Zhiyong is a leading human rights lawyer and scholar in China. He was … Continue reading

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Free Imprisoned Chinese Journalist Zhang Zhan

Exiled Chinese writer Liao Yiwu, author of The Corpse Walker and Bullets and Opium: Real-Life Stories of China After the Tiananmen Square Massacre, wrote this call for solidarity with imprisoned Chinese journalist Zhang Zhan. Zhang Zhan was arrested and imprisoned … Continue reading

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Liao Yiwu on Li Bifeng: He Fought for the Freedom of Others

Liao Yiwu on Li Bifeng: He Fought for the Freedom of Others [Note: Li Bifeng was released from prison and now lives in Mianyang, Sichuan Province. Li Bifeng’s story is the chapter entitled “The Poet” in Liao Yiwu’s book Bullets … Continue reading

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List of the Names of Forty-nine People Wounded and Disabled in the Tiananmen Massacre

Herer is a translation of a list of 49 people wounded and disabled in the Tiananmen Massacre as they tried to flee charging Chinese soldiers in complaince with an order to evacuate Tiananmen Square. As some have rightly pointed out, … Continue reading

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List of 202 People Killed in the Massacre Collected by the Tiananmen Mothers’ Group (1989-2011)

The list of the dead collected by the Tiananmen Mothers’ Group continues to increase albeit slowly. 203. Cheng Renxing, male, 25 years old, died of shooting; 204. Dai Jinping, male, 27 years old, died of shooting; 205. Li Haocheng, male, … Continue reading

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PRC Party Political and Legal Affairs Commission Calls for Pneumonia Epidemic Information Openness, Condemns Cover-ups; January 1st Police Caught Eight Docs Spreading (True) “False Rumors”

Found the Chinese text of a dramatic call for pneumonia epidemic openness from the media account named 中央政法委长安剑  “Zhang Anjian” of the Central Committee’s Political and Legal Affairs Commission   . I looked for it after reading William Zheng’s South China Morning Post … Continue reading

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Court Cases of the “June 4th Protesters Against Government Violence”

Chinese court records give insight into the actions of ordinary Beijing people who went out into the streets in June 1989 to prevent a massacre of students in Tiananmen Square by martial law troops then charging into Beijing. This Chinese-language book, with an introduction by Song Yongyi has the English language title Court Files of Civil Disobedience Against Government Violence on June 4th, 1989 Chinese title: 六四抗暴者法庭档案 Continue reading

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2011: Opponents of June 4 Tyranny Still in Prison

Chinese exile writer Liao Yiwu in his recent book Bullets and Opium (Simon & Schuster 2019) writes about the heavy price that the “June Fourth rioters” paid in many years of imprisonment as a result of their participation in the … Continue reading

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Imprisoned Rights Lawyer Wang Quanzhang Gets First Family Visit in Four Years

Online article by Li Wenzu, wife of imprisoned Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang. Held incommunicado for three years, Wang Quanzhang was finally tried in December 2018, convicted of “subversion of state power” and sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison. … Continue reading

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2010: Ran Yunfei on Liu Xiaobo’s Nobel Peace Prize

Congratulations to the Freedom Fighter Liu Xiaobo by Ran Yunfei  冉云飞 Today, I am still excited. I can’t calm myself down so I can write something that is profound or provides a full analysis. I’ll only be able to do that … Continue reading

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