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Chinese rights activist Zeng Jinyan disappears

China
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BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese human rights activist whose husband was jailed earlier this year has disappeared and may have been taken by police to prevent her from speaking to journalists during the Beijing Olympics, an overseas-based human rights group said Friday.

The group, Chinese Human Rights Defenders, said Zeng Jinyan disappeared on Thursday and has not been heard from. Zeng is married to activist Hu Jia, who was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison in April.

Activista chino desaparecido tras ser detenido

China
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Por AUDRA ANG © 2008 The Associated Press
Aug. 11, 2008, 1:40AM

Un activista cristiano que fue detenido cuando se dirigía en bicicleta a un servicio religioso al que asistiría el presidente estadounidense George W. Bush el fin de semana de la inauguración de los Juegos Olímpicos no ha retornado a casa, dijo su hermano.

Hua Huilin dijo el lunes que él y su hermano Hua Huiqi, miembro de un iglesia cristiana no autorizada de Beijing, fueron detenidos por agentes de seguridad que se movilizaban en dos automóviles negros cuando se dirigían de madrugada a la iglesia protestante Kuan Jie.

TIBET: ACTIVISTAS DENUNCIAN CIENTOS DE DESAPARECIDOS

China , Tibet
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WASHINGTON, 5 (ANSA)- Un grupo de activistas favorables a la independencia de Tíbet, con base en Washington, denunció hoy que en la región hay centenares de personas desaparecidas tras la represión ordenada por el gobierno chino a principios de año.

La asociación, denominada Campaña Internacional por Tíbet, denunció en un informe que desde los días de los enfrentamientos en Lhasa, capital de la región tibetana, varios soldados chinos rodearon la ciudad.

Centenares de tibetanos, estudiantes, campesinos, monjas y monjes fueron detenidos o han "desaparecido" y muchas personas tmen ser detenidas sin motivos en Lhasa.

"China reforzó dramáticamente las medidas de seguridad en Tíbet y anunció nuevos planes 'anti-terrorismo', para prevenir cualquier posible motivo de vergüenza por parte del Partido Comunista frente a la audiencia mundial de los Juegos Olímpicos", dice el informe de la organización. JMG

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Spanish court to probe Chinese on Tibet deaths

China , España
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MADRID, Aug 5 (Reuters) - Spain's High Court said on Tuesday it would investigate seven high-ranking Chinese officials over accusations that they oversaw widespread killing and torture to suppress this year's protests in Tibet.

In a ruling three days before the Olympic Games open in China, the high court -- which prosecuted former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet -- accepted the case from Tibetan rights groups.

Among those accused of violent suppression of anti-Chinese protests are China's Defence Minister Liang Guanglie and Tibet's hardline Communist Party boss, Zhang Qingli.

China: Forced disappearance/ Fear for safety

China
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Case CHN 250708

The International Secretariat of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) requests your URGENT intervention in the following situation in the People’s Republic of China.

Brief description of the situation


The International Secretariat of OMCT has been informed by a reliable source and Antenna International, member organisation of OMCT SOS-Torture Network, about the detention of Mr. Xie Changfa, a dissident from Changsha, Hunan Province, and the forced disappearance of Mr. Lü Honglai, a Tianjin-based dissident.

According to the information received, on 25 June 2008, the Yuhua branch office of the Changsha Public Security Bureau (PSB) detained Mr. Xie Changfa on ground of “suspicion of subverting state power”. His brother, Mr. Xie Changzhen, and a teacher surnamed Wu were also detained. Mr. Xie Changzhen was reportedly released on 17 July 2008 to await trial as he was not charged with a serious offence, while Wu was reportedly released earlier. Mr. Xie Changfa may be detained at Changsha City Detention Center but this information could not be confirmed.

China: Pre-Congress Clampdown Intensifies

China
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(HRW/IFEX) -

China: Pre-Congress Clampdown Intensifies
Repression Campaign Escalates With Abduction and Violence

(New York, October 10, 2007) - The Chinese government is intensifying
repression ahead of the 17th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, which
opens in Beijing next week, as the climax of a months-long campaign to
silence dissent and impose a veneer of social harmony on the capital, Human
Rights Watch said today.

The latest moves in the crackdown, which began in August, have included the
abduction, arrest, or violent intimidation of dozens of perceived
dissidents who the government fears may protest on the streets of Beijing.
In an internal March speech, Yu Hongyuan, the deputy bureau chief of the
Beijing Public Security Bureau and the Beijing Olympics Security Protection
Center's commander-in-chief, advocated "harshly penalizing one person in
order to . . .  frighten many more into submission" in order to ensure the
success of the Party Congress, the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, and the
60th anniversary celebrations of the People's Republic of China in 2009.


China: Enforced disappearance of Ms. Liu Jie

China
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CHN 007 / 1007 / OBS 128

Enforced disappearance /
Risk of torture or ill-treatment
People’s Republic of China
October 12, 2007

 
The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), requests your urgent intervention on the following situation in the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

The Observatory has been informed by “Chinese Human Rights Defenders” (CRD) about the enforced disappearance of Ms. Liu Jie, an activist for the rights to complain and to seek justice.

 According to the information, on October 11, 2007, Ms. Liu was arrested by Beijing police around noon as she was leaving some friends at Beijing Zhong Ding Village, near South Train Station. She was taken to the nearby You-an Men police station where her cell phone was confiscated. Police officers then put her in a car and drove away.
Muchos disidentes chinos fueron deportados, maltratados o desaparecieron en los últimos días, dijo hoy a Efe el activista pro Derechos Humanos Hu Jia, en lo que se considera la peor campaña de acoso y derribo a la disidencia en 5 años.

Hu, nominado junto a su esposa Zeng Peiyan para el premio Sajarov del Parlamento Europeo, escribió varias misivas a medios de comunicación en las que denunció como muchos de los activistas están en paradero desconocido.
CHN 006 / 1007 / OBS 127
Enforced disappearance /
Risk of torture or ill-treatment
People’s Republic of China
October 11, 2007

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), requests your urgent intervention o the following situation in the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

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The Observatory has been informed by “Chinese Human Rights Defenders” (CRD) about the enforced disappearance of Messrs. Yao Lifa and Lu Banglie, two activists promoting local democratic elections in Hubei Province

China - Disappearance of HR lawyer Gao Zhisheng

China , Human Rights Defenders
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New information

CHN 009 / 1106 / OBS 136.2

Enforced disappearance / Harassment

People’s Republic of China

September 27, 2007

 

 

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), has received new information and requests your urgent intervention on the following situation in the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

 

Brief description of the situation:

 

The Observatory has been informed by “Chinese Human Rights Defenders” (CRD) about the enforced disappearance of Mr. Gao Zhisheng, a human rights lawyer and the director of the Beijing-based Shengzhi Law Office, which has taken on high-profile human rights cases.

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