Thursday, September 28, 2017

CHINA: Human Rights Defender Detained - URGENT ACTION

Amnesty International, USA,Sept 27, 2017.
Zhen Jianghua has been criminally detained on suspicion of “inciting subversion of state power” since 2 September 2017...To date, all requests from Zhen Jianghua’s lawyers to meet with him have been rejected. 
Taken away from his home in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province on the night of 1 September 2017, Zhen Jianghua was brought back again a few hours later by dozens of police officers. His residence was then searched and his phones and laptops confiscated. 
On 2 September 2017, police performed a second search of Zhen Jianghua’s home. They confiscated numerous documents relating to his website, “Human Rights Campaign in China” (, which documents the human rights situation in China through reports by grassroots rights activists. Since Zhen Jianghua’s arrest, police have questioned his friends and family members, warning them not to disclose the details about his detention to the outside world. 
Zhen Jianghua is a human rights defender with over 10 years’ experience working for marginalized communities in China and has been detained several times as a result of his human rights activism. Without access to a lawyer, there are concerns that Zhen Jianghua is at real risk of torture and other ill-treatment.