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PEN’s 2015 Case List documents decline in freedom of expression worldwide

  • Tue, 05/03/2016 - 20:21

The 2015 Case List, published today by PEN International, spotlights freedom of expression violations around the world, detailing over 1000 cases of harassment, arrests, attacks, killings and imprisonments of writers worldwide and highlights the worldwide deterioration of freedom of expression.

Chinese property tycoon and celebrity tweeter Ren Zhiqiang, a critic of President Xi Jinping's campaign to tighten control over state-run media, delivers a speech to university students in Wuhan, central China's Hubei province, Dec. 17, 2015.

China Steps Up Ideological Campaign on World Press Freedom Day

  • Tue, 05/03/2016 - 20:19

President Xi Jinping follows up warnings to state media with fears of "hostile" conspirators peddling western ideas in party ranks.

Souvenir plates bearing the images of China's President Xi Jinping are displayed at a shop near the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, February 26, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

Chinese Communist Party Cracks Down on ‘Improper Discussion’ — Even After Retirement

  • Tue, 05/03/2016 - 20:16

As Chinese President Xi Jinping continues his bid to consolidate power, his 88 million-strong Communist Party has increasingly spoken with one voice. Failure to sing to the same tune could mean facing the music.

Ilshat Hassan, president of the Uyghur American Association. Credit: Special Arrangement

Ilshat Hassan, the Uighur Who Made it to the China Conference on a Tourist Visa

  • Mon, 05/02/2016 - 22:21

India should be a supporter of the Uighur cause, says the activist, if only for strategic reasons. “By raising support, helping us, the Indian government can have leverage (with China).”

A farmer harvests cotton in China's Xinjiang region in an undated photo

Uyghur Villagers Forced by 'Contract' to Spy on Neighbors

  • Mon, 05/02/2016 - 22:15

Residents are divided into groups and threatened with collective punishment for failing to enforce regulations.

Ilham Tohti - Finalist - Martin Ennals Award 2016

  • Fri, 04/29/2016 - 21:15

Ilham Tohti is a renowned Uyghur public intellectual in the People’s Republic of China.

The Rights of Uyghur Refugees: Past and Present Challenges” Presentation in Berlin on April 25, 2016 by Henryk Szadziewski, Senior Researcher at UHRP

  • Fri, 04/29/2016 - 21:09

The Rights of Uyghur Refugees: Past and Present Challenges” Presentation in Berlin on April 25, 2016 by Henryk Szadziewski, Senior Researcher at UHRP

The Rights of Uyghur Refugees: Past and Present Challenges” Presentation in Berlin on April 25, 2016 by Alim Seytoff, Director of UHRP

  • Fri, 04/29/2016 - 21:07

The Rights of Uyghur Refugees: Past and Present Challenges” Presentation in Berlin on April 25, 2016 by Alim Seytoff, Director of UHRP

"I'm listening." (Reuters/China Daily)

It’s not just Dolkun Isa: India has barred at least eight other Chinese activists from its democracy conference

  • Fri, 04/29/2016 - 20:43

Several Chinese human rights activists and dissidents based outside the country have been banned from traveling to India for a China-focused conference about democracy—sparking concerns that Delhi is bowing to Beijing when it comes to human rights issues.

Posting a link to a news report of the visa cancellation of Dolkun Isa, Lu Jinghua said that she was convinced that China was behind her travails too. Credit: Jinghua’s Facebook page

After Dolkun Isa, Indian Visas Denied to Activists from China, Hong Kong

  • Thu, 04/28/2016 - 21:24

Lu Jinghua, who fled to the US after the Tiananmen square crackdown, was not allowed to board her flight on 27 April with authorities informing her that her e-visa had been denied.

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