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Freed Chongqing Prisoner Talks about Reeducation-through-Labor


Of the hundreds of thousands of victims of China’s arbitrary, extralegal “reeducation-through-labor” system, a young man in Chongqing named Ren Jianyu (任建宇) was recently freed, thanks to the downfall of Bo Xilai, even though his filing against the government for … Continue reading

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First Human Rights Test Comes in Form of Dark Drama


The news came last night (Beijing Time) that @Stariver , a regular Twitter user based in Miyun, Beijing (北京密云)  was detained on November 7th, possibly for tweeting this tweet midnight, November 5th: #SpoilerTweet  #Enter-at-your-own-peril  “Final Destination 6” has arrived. In … Continue reading

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