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Political and Religious Prisoners

Dialogue, Issue 54: Prisoner Update

Dui Hua recently received information on prisoners in Sichuan and Guangdong from reliable sources in local Chinese governments. In Sichuan, three individuals received sentence reductions, two were released, and two passed away in custody....

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Dialogue, Issue 53: Prisoner Update

A Chongqing court holds a sentence reduction hearing in 2011. Photo credit: Yang Junxiang In August, Chinese government sources updated Dui Hua on the status of eight people sentenced in Chongqing Municipality. Four prisoners...

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Dialogue – Issue 52: The “Cult” of Buddha

“Do not listen, do not read, do not believe, do not disseminate” is a widely circulated anti-cult slogan. China’s central government began labeling and banning religious groups as “cults” (邪教) in 1995—four years before...

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Dialogue – Issue 52: Prisoner Update

Beijiang Prison in Guangdong Province, 2004. Photo credit: Zhdwz.com.cn In June and July, Chinese government sources updated Dui Hua on the status of eight people incarcerated in Guangdong Province. Three were reported to have...

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Dialogue – Issue 51: Prisoner Update

American Citizens Return Home American businessman Jude Shao (邵裘德) returned to the United States in May 2013 after spending five years on parole in Shanghai. Shao (pictured at right with Dui Hua’s Executive Director...

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Dialogue – Issue 50: Prisoner Update

American Concern Naturalized American citizen and geologist Xue Feng (薛峰) received his first sentence reduction in 2012 and is now due for release in January 2015, reliable sources told Dui Hua. The 10-month reduction...

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Dialogue – Issue 48: Prisoner Update

In a rare act of clemency to a prisoner convicted of subversion, Li Wenshan (李文山), a leader of the Chinese People’s Democracy Party (中华人民主党), was released two years early from a 13-year sentence in...

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Dialogue – Issue 47: Ching Cheong: Journalist, Prisoner, Activist

As a Hong Kong native and chief China correspondent for Singapore’s Straits Times, Ching Cheong (程翔) was taken into custody by Chinese authorities in Shenzhen on April 21, 2005. Ching stayed in custody for...

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Dialogue – Issue 47: Prisoner Update: Clemency in Guangdong

In March, Chinese government sources updated Dui Hua on the status of six people incarcerated in Guangdong. Their crimes were “extortion” in connection with the 2008 tainted-milk scandal, “espionage” amid choppy Cross-Strait relations, and...

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Dialogue – Issue 46: Uncovering China’s Korean Christians

Of the 55 ethnic minorities recognized in China, the human rights community has focused most extensively on three: Tibetans, Uyghurs, and to a lesser extent, Mongolians. Conducting ongoing research on China’s political and religious...

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