Human rights in China Current Affairs, GK & News

European Union (EU) Parliament awards Sakharov Prize for Human Rights

The European Union (EU) Parliament awarded the ‘Sakharov Prize for Human Rights’ to Uighur intellectual Ilham Tohti (49), who has been jailed and sentenced to life imprisonment in China for “separatism”. The award was announced by European Parliament head David Sassoli, who also urged China to immediately release Ilham Tohti as well as called for ..

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Chen Guangcheng leaves US Beijing embassy after threats to family

Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng left the US embassy in Beijing after pressure and threats to his family. Chen left the US embassy for hospital treatment, but has since held that he fears for his life, and appealed for help from US President Barack Obama. In spite of the news of Chen Guangcheng’s escape from house ..

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‘Escaped China activist in US protection’

Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng is under US protection in Beijing after a dauntless escape from 19 months under house arrest, in a drama that endangers to erupt new tensions b/w the two governments. Who is Chen Guangcheng? A civil rights activist in the People’s Republic of China. He drew International attention to human rights ..

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