The wife of jailed Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo has filed an extraordinary appeal for his retrial, his lawyer said on Tuesday, in a move that could renew the focus on China’s human rights record. 477 more words
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A Chinese journalist who had pressed for the release of a prominent human rights activist was detained Friday, one day after the United States completed annual discussions with China on human rights. 696 more words
First, he came out with a “Gangnam Style” video, now Ai Weiwei is dabbling in music — heavy-metal music.
The outspoken Chinese sculptor, who was jailed for 81 days in 2011 by Chinese authorities, has announced that he is releasing an album of metal-tinged songs with music by rock musician and friend, Zuoxiao Zuzhou, … 227 more words
Mr. Gao Zhisheng, a well-known human rights lawyer and Chinese dissident is being held in Shaya prison of Xinjiang province. His father-in-law and younger brother visited him last month after nine months, and confirmed that Gao is still alive. 243 more words