China Director, Human Rights Watch. Views expressed are my own. Re-tweets not endorsement. richars@hrw.org.

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Devastating news about the death of ‘Labrang’ Jigme Gyatso,a #Tibetan hero and former political prisoner. Read more about his incredible resistance and mistreatment at rfa.org/english/news/tibet/f…
བཙོན་གྲོལ་རྗེས་སྨན་ལ་བསྟེན་ཡོད་པའི་ཁོང་སྐུ་བཤེགས་འདུགVery sad to hear Jigme Gyatso,a former political prisoner and out speaker,who passed away today due to prolonged health complications sustained during his five years in the Chinese prison.( 兰州大厦平监狱)#tibet #China
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On June 30, the Philippines inaugurated Pres. Ferdinand Marcos Jr., son of a former leader overthrown in 1986. Revisit this FRONTLINE Dispatch episode, where Filipino journalist & Nobel Peace Prize winner @mariaressa talks disinformation & press freedom. to.pbs.org/3y6vlat
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Several #July1 protests yesterday against 25 years of #CCP occupation of #HongKong: London, Sheffield, Newcastle, Washington DC, New York City. With all protests banned in #HK, the #HongKongDiaspora steps up.
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Join @UyghurProject and @Uyghur_American at 2:00 PM EDT for a peaceful demonstration at the Chinese Embassy. CCP crackdowns after peaceful protests on July 5, 2009 were a precursor to the genocidal policies towards Uyghurs today.
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在她所谓访华“友好之旅”引起轩然大波之际,联合国人权高专 @mbachelet 宣布在8月任期届满后不再争取连任。有关她可能续任的臆测就此平息,但对其办公室迟不发表 #新疆 人权报告的不满继续升高。尽管巴切莱特曾尖锐批评俄罗斯、美国和其他强国的人权侵犯,却屡屡为中国开脱。 hrw.org/zh-hans/news/2022/06…
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Three years ago today in #HongKong.
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Updated: Two years on the onset of the national security law, HKFP lists which civil society groups, unions and news outlets have disappeared in #HongKong: hongkongfp.com/2022/06/30/ex…
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Authorities in the Australian state of New South Wales are disproportionately punishing climate protesters, imposing harsh penalties for non-violent protests and bail conditions that violate basic rights.
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"You cannot dream in the presence of the Taliban," says @Sahar_fetrat at the @UN_HRC, telling the story of Farzana, a 15-year-old Afghan girl. In Afghanistan, lives are being stolen from women and girls by the Taliban.
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I’m joining our @dc4_hk team outside the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office this afternoon to mourn the death of One Country, Two Systems — not because it was ever a wonderful life but because we know, in retrospect, what we’ve lost since 2020 is unspeakable.
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If you’re looking for a long read for the long weekend, a full PDF of our history of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act is available here: thedispatch.com/p/forcedlabo… And an audio version is here: podcast.thedispatch.com/p/ho…
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HKDC stands with @HKLabourRights in calling on the #CCP & #HongKong government to free all 8 union leaders remanded for more than a year pending trial: #LeeCheukYan #CarolNg #WinnieYu #MelodyYeung #LaiManLing #SidneyNg #SamuelChan #FongTszHo They are all #PoliticalPrisoners.
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UPDATE: There is new info about #LiQiaochu, who has been detained ever since she made public allegations about the torture of her parter #XuZhiyong and activist #DingJiaxi. She has a new lawyer on her team. The lawyer was able to visit her. 1/2
【李翘楚案件最新进展:新律师加入,为翘楚义务辩护】 近日,一名优秀律师加入李翘楚案件,主动为翘楚提供义务辩护 该律师于今天下午成功会见翘楚,观察到翘楚“还处在抑郁中度状态”,要求看守所为翘楚复诊,提供合理的药物治疗 截至目前,对于李翘楚一案的开庭安排仍未有准确消息,恳请大家持续关注
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Great to see you, ⁦@Dolkun_Isa⁩! (But we missed you, ⁦@ZumretErkin⁩.)
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On Hong Kong’s handover anniversary, I think the then-Chinese premier said it best
Chinese premier Zhu Rongji, Hong Kong Govt House, 19/11/2002. "If Hong Kong becomes a mess, it is not only your fault, but ours too. After its return to the motherland, if Hong Kong becomes a mess under our watch, I would be a sinner of the nation." piped.kavin.rocks/watch?v=JvBtPQ30…
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Today’s Kashgar - “The city is completely changed,” said Rian Thum, a historian of Islam in China at the University of Manchester. “It’s absolutely Disneyfication. It’s an alien place — a theme park.” buzzfeednews.com/article/ali…
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2020年,联合国秘书长古特雷斯宣布“人权行动呼吁”。他现在可以任命积极促进人权的人权高专,证明自己并非徒托空言。人权高专是世界首席人权倡导者,必须将公开谴责世界各地人权侵害优先于与各国政府开展友好对话。 需要鼓起道德勇气的不只是下任人权高专,还有現任秘书长。 hrw.org/zh-hans/news/2022/06…
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