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

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Sophie Richardson retweeted
As we wait for #UN #HumanRights head @mbachelet to publish her report on #Xinjiang, #CRPD Chair @Rosemarykayess asks #China on the record about sending #Uyghur & other minorities w disabilities to so-called "VETC" camps & to confirm publicly if camps dismantled. Reply on Thurs.
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The #NSL trial of Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai for "conspiring to collude with foreign forces" will ALSO be heard without a jury.
National security trial for Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai to proceed without jury – reports hongkongfp.com/2022/08/17/na…
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The basics on exposed abuse of psychiatric incarceration in China and use of #Ankang facilities, in one brief executive summary. Cover by @pxmolina and research by @SafeguardDefend's Taiwan Office staff. Available as PDF alongside the full report. safeguarddefenders.com/en/bl…
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“Human rights are the worst they have been in China since Tiananmen” - @hrw’s @Yaqiu tells @latrobeasia event in Melbourne tonight Star panel with @jleibold @xu_xiuzhong @GJosephRoche
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Thus the Secretary for Injustice…
The Secretary for Justice has decided that there will be NO JURY for the #NSL47 case, in which civil society leaders are charged with conspiracy to commit subversion for organizing a democratic primary. Their case will be tried before 3 judges who hv been handpicked by the CE.
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Sophie Richardson retweeted
The @UN Expert on modern slavery identifies how modern slavery often directly affects and manifests against the oppressed groups, including the #Uyghur and other #Turkic people. In its finding, the rapporteur indicates that the Uyghur forced labor merits its further evaluation.
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Dear ⁦@mbachelet⁩ ⁦@UNHumanRights⁩: Here is yet another ⁦@UN_SPExperts⁩ comment on #Uyghurs #Xinjiang. Where’s yours? @hrw ⁦⁦⁦@hrw_chinese
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Non-jury trial is set for one of the most most iconic National Security Law cases. Rule of law is violated, and these defendants are charged because of running in a primary election —what an absurd development. My blessing is with all the defendants, including @joshuawongcf.
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Today, @MichaelPolakLaw and I have arrived to Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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I thought the biggest risk of doing business there is #China govt obstruction of #humanrights due diligence, leaving companies at risk of complicity in violations. @hrw_chinese @jwormington
Jörg Wuttke on China’s Self-Destruction thewirechina.com/2022/08/14/…
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Everyone has a right to an education. #LetAfghanGirlsLearn
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"Now the Prosecutor is considering all the evidence we presented in these three tranches to determine whether it is sufficient to open an investigation." Although China does not accept @IntlCrimCourt jurisdiction, the case can still be taken up. eurasianet.org/the-case-agai…
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#LeeCheukyan’s detention for helping to organize peaceful assemblies shows the HK gov’t efforts to crush fundamental rights & civil society in #HongKong. The veteran labor rights advocate’s case should be raised repeatedly by the @UN and global diplomats. #PoliticalPrisoner
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