Topic: Nicholas Bequelin
Hu Jia, a prominent Chinese political activist, was released after 3-1/2 years in prison. Under the terms of his release he will not be able to speak to media for one year.
06/26/2011 11:23 am
After more than 2-1/2 months of detention, prominent dissident and artist Ai Weiwei has been released because of his 'good attitude in confessing,' according to Chinese state media.
06/22/2011 02:12 pm
China has gone to extraordinarily lengths to stop any of political prisoner Liu Xiaobo's friends or family from attending Friday’s Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo.
12/09/2010 06:56 am
China's Chen Guangcheng helped a budding civil rights movement before his arrest four years ago. His example may have inspired others, despite sharp crackdowns from the Chinese government.
09/09/2010 09:36 am
A China blast killing seven people and injuring 14 on Thursday was allegedly carried out by an ethnic Uighur in Xinjiang Province, a site of past unrest.
08/19/2010 09:34 am
Gao Zhisheng, once praised by the Chinese government as a star lawyer, remains missing one year after police dragged him from his home. Rights groups are particularly worried about the treatment of the human rights lawyer.
02/04/2010 09:51 am
Authorities blocked an Afghan plane from landing Sunday in Xinjiang, a predominantly Uighur region. They cited a bomb threat, but none was found.
08/12/2009 01:00 am
Beijing's severe treatment of Uighurs – and Tibetans, too – may be an attempt to prevent a breakup similar to that of the Soviet Union.
07/08/2009 01:00 am
The arrest of writer Liu Xiaobo fits a pattern of increasingly harsh measures against independent voices, human rights groups say.
06/24/2009 01:00 am
A professor was beaten after visiting the grave of a discredited leader. Other previously tolerated activities have also become taboo.
04/08/2009 01:00 am
An examination of China's record in Geneva Monday will test the country's willingness to answer international criticism.
02/09/2009 12:00 am
Police have detained activists behind the democracy petition, which has drawn diverse support.
01/07/2009 12:00 am
In China's far west, the Muslim ethnic group finds itself relegated to menial jobs. Chinese officials also restrict religious practice and use of their language in schools.
04/28/2008 01:00 am