China: New Supervision Law a systemic threat to human rights
“The Supervision Law is a systemic threat to human rights in China. It places tens of millions of people at the mercy of a secretive and virtually unaccountable system that is above the law.
When Profits Threaten Privacy – 5 Things You Need to Know about Apple in China
This Wednesday, Apple will be making some significant changes to how data is stored for users of its iCloud service in China – raising major concerns that the Chinese authorities will now be able to freely monitor Apple’s users in China.
China: Sham trial exposes absurd charge against Tibetan activist
The trial today of a Tibetan language education activist Tashi Wangchuk, who could face up to 15 years in jail for “inciting separatism”, has exposed how ludicrously unjust the case against him is.
World’s biggest executioner China must come clean about ‘grotesque’ level of capital punishment
China's horrifying use of the death penalty remains one of the country’s deadly secrets, as the authorities continue to execute thousands of people each year, Amnesty International said in its 2016 global review of the death penalty published today.
Tech companies must reject China’s repressive internet rules
Tech firms must reject the Chinese authorities’ efforts to influence global internet governance in ways that would curb freedom of expression and exacerbate human rights abuses
China: 2022 Olympics a test for Human Rights
(Berlin, July 31, 2015) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) should ensure that the 2022 Winter Olympics do not cause or exacerbate human rights abuses in China, the Sport and Rights Alliance said today after the capital, Beijing, won its bid to host the event.
China: Subversion charge for supporter of Hong Kong protest ‘extremely alarming development’
The Chinese authorities appear to have intensified the crackdown against mainland activists for peacefully supporting the Hong Kong protests, Amnesty International said, following reports one faces the charge of ‘inciting subversion’.
Hong Kong: Police officers must face justice for attack on protester
Hong Kong police officers involved in the beating and kicking of a detained pro-democracy protester on Wednesday must face justice
China: Detained for showing solidarity
At least 26 people, including several poets and artists, have been detained in Beijing for showing support for the prodemocracy protests in Hong Kong. Thirteen people are known to have been accused of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble”, and could face up to five years in prison if formally charged.
China: Respect rights of peaceful protesters in Hong Kong
We are deeply concerned by attacks on peaceful protesters in Hong Kong by counter demonstrators, and by Chinese authorities issuing warnings of “unimaginable consequences” should the protests continue.
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