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30 June 2011

China's efforts to control and suppress human rights lawyers have intensified recently, according to a new Amnesty International report.

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30 June 2011

More than 100 have been arrested or questioned ahead of a reform rally, with 30 now accused of "waging war against the king."

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25 June 2011

Trio who had been subjected to enforced disappearance along with the Chinese artist released, but other dissidents remain in detention.

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22 June 2011

The artist's release on bail must not diminish the international outcry about other activists detained during this year’s ‘Jasmine’ crackdown

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15 June 2011

A Uighur man who reported a death in custody is at risk of torture following his extradition from Kazakhstan.

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03 June 2011

Indian authorities arrested two environmental activists on false charges after they led a campaign to defend local communities' rights.

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27 May 2011

Chinese authorities must exercise restraint against peaceful protesters in the autonomous region of Inner Mongolia.

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19 May 2011

Anti-government protester Murtaza Manzoor was rearrested this week after spending three months in unlawful administrative detention.

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13 May 2011

Amnesty International's annual report details how the rise of social media is fuelling a new activism that repressive governments are struggling to control.

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05 May 2011

Profiles of some of the Chinese activists recently detained in an attempt to stamp out a "Jasmine Revolution"

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05 May 2011

A human rights lawyer and a journalist are missing amid a clampdown on dissent.

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04 April 2011

Detention of China's most famous artist and political critic is a troubling development in a widening crackdown on dissent.

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29 March 2011
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25 March 2011

Liu Xianbin convicted of 'inciting subversion' for writing articles critical of the government, in a trial lasting only a few hours.

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24 March 2011

Veteran democracy activist Liu Xianbin is being tried for 'subversion' tomorrow, only a few years after finishing his previous prison term.

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23 March 2011

More than 100 detained or intimidated since February by security forces, following online calls for a Chinese 'Jasmine Revolution'.

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07 March 2011

An ethnic Uighur website manager who was sentenced to seven years in jail in China after a secret trial is the latest in a series of Uighur writers imprisoned for peaceful expression of cultural or political views.

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03 March 2011

Journalists covering potential protests inspired by events in the Middle East and North Africa have been beaten or detained by security officers.

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02 March 2011

Shahbaz Bhatti, the only Christian member of the cabinet and one of few politicians calling for changes to controversial blasphemy laws, died after gunmen attacked his car.

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28 February 2011

Authorities say that the human rights activist was caught 'red-handed keeping and distributing documents' calling for the overthrow of the government.

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