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Breaking: Released rights lawyer reunites with family!

Li Wenzu (left), Wang Quanzhang (center), and their son embrace moments after reuniting. Wang has spent the last four-and-a-half years in prison on a trumped-up  charge for his hum (Photo: ChinaAid/Screenshot of Wang family video) (Beijing—April 27, 2020) Human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang reunited with his wife and son in Beijing today after nearly five

An image of Hu Shigen at a baptism. Hu Shigen is a pro-democracy activist and renowned church elder, currently waits out a seven-and-a-half year sentence on falsified charges of “subversion of state power."
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Officials begin church elder’s parole process

Hu Shigen (center) being baptized. This photo was used as evidence against him at his trial. (Photo: ChinaAid) (Tianjin—Dec. 21, 2020) Tianjin authorities have finally begun the process of releasing imprisoned church elder Hu Shigen on medical parole. Hu entered police custody in July 2015 and was charged with inciting subversion of state power. The

An image of Hu Shigen at a baptism. Hu Shigen is a pro-democracy activist and renowned church elder, currently waits out a seven-and-a-half year sentence on falsified charges of “subversion of state power."
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Authorities deny church elder medical parole

Hu Shigen (middle) being baptized. This photo was used as evidence against him in trial.  (Tianjin—Nov. 16, 2019) Authorities have not released Beijing church elder Hu Shigen on medical parole despite promising to do so a year ago. Hu, a human rights proponent, was taken into police custody on July 10, 2015, as China conducted

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Historic churches face banning, demolition

Officials from different government departments harass Xunsiding Church. (Photo: ChinaAid) ChinaAid (Xiamen, Fujian—May 21, 2019) Authorities banned a historic church in China’s southeastern Fujian province on Sunday and conducted a demolition attempt against another one located in Tianjin. On May 19, 70 officials from various government departments dispatched to Xunsiding Church, claiming they needed to

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Rights lawyer’s case not found in court

Wang Quanzhang (Photo: Human Rights Tulip/Safeguard Defenders) ChinaAid (Tianjin—March 13, 2019) The lawyer of an imprisoned human rights attorney traveled to Tianjin in order to submit documents for his client on Tuesday, only to be told the case could not be located. Lin, who serves as the attorney of incarcerated human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang

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Wang Quanzhang, a human rights lawyer, sentenced to 4.5 years

ChinaAid Wang Quanzhang(Photo: Human Rights Tulip/Safeguard Defenders) (Tianjin—Jan. 30, 2019) Wang Quanzhang had been in custody for 3 years before finally being sentenced to 4.5 years and no political rights for 5 years. He is the last among all human rights lawyers involved in the 709 crackdown to have their case settled. Wang Quanzhang is

An image of Hu Shigen at a baptism. Hu Shigen is a pro-democracy activist and renowned church elder, currently waits out a seven-and-a-half year sentence on falsified charges of “subversion of state power."
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Imprisoned church elder’s family hopes for medical parole

Beijing church elder Hu Shigen is baptized in this undated photo. ChinaAid (Tianjin—Jan. 12, 2019) As a Beijing church elder remains in a prison hospital, authorities answer his family’s anxious inquiries by saying that he will only be released on medical bail once the case of another human rights lawyer is settled. The family of

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Formerly missing lawyer stands trial

Wang Quanzhang(Photo: Human Rights Tulip/Safeguard Defenders) ChinaAid (Tianjin—Jan. 3, 2019) A prominent human rights lawyer swept up in a crackdown on his profession nearly three-and-a-half years ago was tried in a closed-off court proceeding just before Christmas. Wang Quanzhang, an attorney who used his career to fight for the rights of others, went missing in

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Missing human rights lawyer found in government custody

Wang Quanzhang (Photo: Human Rights Tulip/Safeguard Defenders) ChinaAid (Tianjin—July 20, 2018) Li Wenzu spent the last three years wondering if her husband, imprisoned human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang, was even alive. The attorney, who went missing during a nationwide crackdown in 2015, was spotted earlier this week in a detention center in Tianjin. An interview

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Radio Free Asia: Tianjin Police ‘Investigate’ Colleagues of Detained Human Rights Lawyer

Radio Free Asia 2018-04-30 Authorities in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin have launched an “investigation” into associates of detained human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang, nearly three years after his incommunicado detention amid a nationwide police operation in 2015. Wang was initially detained amid a wave of police raids launched in July 2015 on suspicion

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Guardian: Chinese human rights activist jailed for eight years for subversion

The Guardian Benjamin Haas China correspondent and agencies Mon 25 Dec ‘17 23.37 EST First published on Mon 25 Dec ‘17 23.25 EST Wu Gan found guilty after being detained for two years, while fellow activist Xie Yang escaped jail after pleading guilty A prominent Chinese human rights activist has been jailed eight years in jail

Beijing

Investigation opens in schools, churches

Churches such as this one are often cracked down on.(Photo: ChinaAid) ChinaAid (Tianjin—Dec. 21, 2017) Government departments are conducting an investigation of Christians in Tianjin and China’s southern Guangdong and northern Hebei provinces, and some Christians speculate that this probing into religious affairs may soon spread nationwide. The United Front Work Department of the Tianjin

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