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Taiwanese NGO worker Lee Ming-cheh is shown at his trial in China in an undated photo.

Concerns Voiced Over Interpol's Neutrality on Eve of Assembly in Beijing

  • Mon, 09/25/2017 - 15:16

A rights group says Interpol may be in breach of its constitution by pursuing critics of the ruling Chinese Communist Party.

Guizhou Human Rights Forum member Liao Shuangyuan is shown in an undated pho

China Uses Artificial Intelligence to Monitor Pedestrians, Vehicles

  • Mon, 09/25/2017 - 15:13

The 'smart' video monitoring software can reliably identify people by descriptors including age, gender and clothing worn.

ON OCTOBER 10, 2016, ILHAM TOHTI’S DAUGHTER JEWHER ILHAM RECEIVED MARTIN ENNALS HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD FROM THE UN HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS ZEID RA’AD AL HUSSEIN ON BEHALF OF HER FATHER. THE HC WAS LATER HARASSED BY CHINA FOR ATTENDING THE CEREMONY AND PRESENTING THE AWARD. PROFESSOR ELLIOT SPERLING ACCOMPANIED JEWHER.  PHOTO: MARTIN ENNALS FOUNDATION.

News About Uighur Scholar Ilham Tohti on the Third Anniversary of His Sentencing: No News

  • Fri, 09/22/2017 - 19:56

We believe that the combination of reduced visits, denial of communication, gag orders, and family reprisals, have been carefully engineered to punish the Uighur scholar with degrading treatment and psychological torture, while at the same time keeping the attention on his plight from the outside world to a minimum.

Police on patrol near a mosque in Kashgar in China’s restive Xinjiang province. The nation’s security chief hopes the use of technology will help predict where terror attacks may take place. Photo: AFP

China’s security chief calls for greater use of AI to predict terrorism, social unrest

  • Thu, 09/21/2017 - 15:49

Artificial intelligence can complete tasks with a ‘precision and speed unmatchable by humans’, official says

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is seen on a TV screen while addressing the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. Nine members of the Council have been found as human rights violators. FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images

Nine members of the UN Human Rights Council accused of violating human rights

  • Thu, 09/21/2017 - 15:44

A new report details violations against people in those working with the UN on human rights issues

Lee Ming-cheh, second from left, an activist from Taiwan, in court in the Chinese city of Yueyang, Hunan Province, last week. The case against Mr. Lee punctuates what critics warn are China’s efforts to stifle what it perceives as threats from overseas. Credit Yueyang Intermediate People's Court, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Emboldened China Wields Its Laws to Silence Critics From Abroad

  • Thu, 09/21/2017 - 15:42

On the morning he disappeared, the activist Lee Ming-cheh crossed from Macau into mainland China to meet with democracy advocates.

Horigul Nasir's photo is shown on an identification card.

Uyghur Woman Handed 10-Year Prison Term Over Headscarf Claim

  • Tue, 09/19/2017 - 20:36

The story was told by a 'terrified' friend under questioning by police, the woman's brother says.

Former Xinjiang judge Huang Yunmin is shown in an undated photo.  Human Rights Campaign in China

Former Xinjiang Judge Tried on 'Ethnic Hatred' Charges

  • Tue, 09/19/2017 - 18:09

The trial comes against a backdrop of growing security measures targeting the region's mostly Muslim ethnic minority groups.

China Capitalizes on Rohingya Crisis

  • Tue, 09/19/2017 - 18:04

The human toll of the Rohingya refugee crisis continues to mount this week, as droves of Myanmar’s long-persecuted Muslim minority flee from (and in some cases fight) the brutal crackdown of its security forces.

 Authorities tear down a cross from a Protestant church in Dingqiao township in the city of Hangzhou, eastern China's Zhejiang province, Dec. 19, 2014.  Photo courtesy of China Aid

China Tightens Controls on Religious Activity, Targets Ethnic Groups

  • Fri, 09/15/2017 - 16:31

Strict new rules directly link alleged threats to state security with religious activity, making believers vulnerable, campaign groups say.

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