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Eleven Rights Lawyers Seized and Beaten While Visiting a Black Jail in Sichuan


On the morning of May 13, while visiting a black jail in Ziyang, Sichuan province (四川资阳), seven rights lawyers from Beijing and Chengdu were intercepted, beaten and kidnapped by unidentified men. After that their cellphones ceased to answer. Upon learning … Continue reading

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The Artificial, Shameful and Evil Supreme Body of State Power, by Xu Zhiyong


To the regular readers of this blog, Dr. Xu Zhiyong (许志永) is no stranger. He’s one of the founders of Gong Meng (公盟), or Open Constitution Initiative, a Beijing-based NGO dedicated to providing legal assistance to the disempowered and to … Continue reading

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The Plight of a Young Chinese Volunteer, by Xu Zhiyong


Today and tomorrow, we bring to you two articles about the case of a young man called Song Ze. He was a volunteer at Dr. Xu Zhiyong’s Open Constitution Initiative, an NGO dedicated to providing legal aid to disempowered people … Continue reading

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