April 5, 2013
by Max Slater
A group of prominent Chinese lawyers signed a letter on Friday calling on the Jinjiang People's Court to explain why it detained a lawyer who defended the Falun Gong, which is banned in China. An online statement from the court said that Wang Quanzhang, a lawyer representing Falun Gong ...[read more]
August 26, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On August 26, 2008, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that a Chinese couple were eligible for asylum because they reasonably feared persecution as members of the Falun Gong sect. The couple had come to California in 2001, several months after an incident in which Chinese police ...[read more]
May 9, 2010
by David Manes
Two Chinese human rights lawyers who have represented Falun Gong defendants were permanently disbarred Friday after being accused of disrupting courtrooms. In a Beijing Municipal Judicial Bureau hearing last month, Liu Wei and Tang Jitian were accused of breaking laws by disputing court rulings ...[read more]
September 24, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Protesters took to Pittsburgh's streets Thursday in peaceful demonstrations calling attention to a range of global human rights issues on the first day of the Group of 20 (G-20) Summit. A group of Tibetan protesters from across the US held a march to call Chinese President Hu Jintao's atten... ...[read more]
August 27, 2008
by Joe Shaulis
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday ruled that a Chinese couple are eligible for asylum because they reasonably feared persecution as members of the Falun Gong sect. Zhao and Duan came to California in 2001, several months after an incident in which Chinese police had ...[read more]
December 22, 2006
by Brett Murphy
Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng was sentenced Friday to a three-year suspended prison term for following his earlier conviction for inciting subversion of state power. If Gao breaks any laws in the next three years, his prison sentence will be reinstated. The court additionally stripped ...[read more]
December 14, 2006
by Jeannie Shawl
Chinese human rights attorney Gao Zhisheng has been convicted by a court in Beijing of inciting subversion of state power, his lawyers said Thursday. Gao was convicted after entering a guilty plea, but his lawyers- who were not permitted to attend court proceedings- said they doubted the credibi... ...[read more]
March 30, 2006
by Joshua Pantesco
Manfred Nowak, the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, told reporters Thursday that he is currently investigating allegations raised by the Falun Gong spiritual group, banned by the Chinese government, that thousands of its followers were being held in a Chinese concentration camp to be... ...[read more]

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