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Liu Xiaobo Granted Medical Parole

According to an announcement posted on the website of the Liaoning Province Prison Administration Bureau, Liu Xiaobo, sentenced to 11 years in prison for inciting subversion in 2009, was recently granted medical parole “in accordance with the law.”

PHOTO: Liu Xiaobo. Image Credit: ABC News World News Tonight

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Chinese Court Decision Highlights the Need for Full Implementation of Anti-Domestic Violence Law

The Ordos Intermediate People’s Court in Inner Mongolia recently convicted a local government official of battering his wife—the journalist Hong Mei—to death. The case has received significant attention largely due to Hong’s standing as a successful journalist who had been reporting on domestic violence and the implementation of China’s year-old Anti-Domestic Violence Law.

PHOTO: A woman stands near videos from an exhibition on domestic violence in China. Source: The Guardian.

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Dui Hua Digest

In this issue of Digest, find out how the Trump administration’s human rights policy on China is taking shape and what the key features are. In prisoner updates, Dui Hua shares recently obtained information on the sentence reductions for two female political prisoners. In this issue of John Kamm Remembers, Executive Director John Kamm finishes the story of the “City of the Doomed” where he recounts his 2000 trip to Tilanqiao prison — famous for housing many of China’s political prisoners.

PHOTO Trump and Xi meet at Mar-A-Lago in April 2017. Image Credit: NYTimes.

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Revitalization of “Work-Study Schools” for Juveniles?

As China’s juvenile crime rate continues to rise and panic over the prevalence of school bullying and violence sets in authorities in China are turning to new and more effective ways to deal with the problem of correcting serious misbehavior by juveniles—especially those between the ages of 13 and 16. Lately, there has been renewed attention on the possibility of revitalizing an institution from the past: the “work-study school (gongdu xuexiao).”

PHOTO: A male work-study school in Shanghai with low-attendance. Image Credit: ThePaper.CN

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Phan-Gillis Case Highlights Deportation of Foreigners in China

The adjudication of the Sandy Phan-Gillis case by the Nanning Intermediate People’s Court has drawn attention to the supplemental punishment of deportation under Chinese law. Ms. Phan-Gillis, a prominent American businesswoman, was convicted of espionage by the court on April 25, 2017. She was sentenced to three and one-half years in prison and deportation. She was deported on April 28 without serving her prison sentence.

PHOTO: Nanning Intermediate People ‘s Court. Image Credit: GXBaiBang.Com.

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Dui Hua Digest

In the past few weeks, Dui Hua has garnered significant media attention following the much welcomed news that American citizen and businesswoman Sandy Phan-Gillis, charged for espionage, has been released and returned to the United States. In this issue, part one of a two-part John Kamm Remembers piece titled “City of the Doomed” covers Kamm’s trip to Shanghai’s Tilanqiao Prison in 2000. Tilanqiao Prison is one of the oldest and most urban prisons in the world, and at one point was the main holding facility for Shanghai’s political prisoners.

PHOTO US-China 19th Human Rights Dialogue in Washington, August 2015. Image Credit: Xinhua.Net

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Dui Hua is a nonprofit humanitarian organization that brings clemency and better treatment to at-risk detainees through promotion of universally recognized human rights in well-informed, mutually respectful dialogue with China.

We focus on four areas, with an aim to help at-risk detainees—political and religious prisoners, juvenile justice, women in prison, and selected issues in criminal justice. And we take a five-pronged approach, premised upon our belief that positive change is realized through constructive dialogue—advocacy, expert exchange, research, publications, and community engagement.

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