Chen Guangcheng

China: UPDATE – Arrest of human rights defender Mr Guo Yushanposted on: 2015/01/06

On 3 January 2015 human rights defender Mr Guo Yushan was formally arrested on charges of “illegal business activity” in Beijing. The human rights defender is being held in Beijing No.1 Detention Centre where he has been since he was initially detained by police on 9 October 2014. It is unknown what the charges relate to.

Front Line Defenders "Caged Bird" Campaign Video Shortlisted for Human Rights Film Award & New York Times Op-Ed by Chen Guangchengposted on: 2012/05/31

The shortlist for the 4th annual Irish Council for Civil Liberties Human Rights Film Awards was today (Wednesday 30 May 2012) announced by a celebrity jury, including Oscar winner Brenda Fricker, Oscar nominated director Kirsten Sheridan and Senator David Norris. Front Line Defenders "Caged Bird" campaign animation about Chinese human rights defender Chen Guangchneg was one of the 6 films selected as a finalist.

China-Update: Mr Chen Guangcheng arrives in US while his brother, Mr Chen Guangfu, reports of reprisal attack after Chen's escape from house arrestposted on: 2012/05/21

On 19 May 2012, lawyer and HRD Mr Chen Guangcheng, along with his wife and two children, arrived in New York nearly a month after his escape from nineteen months of strict and unlawful house arrest in Dongshigu Village,Linyi City in late April 2012.

China- Update: Human rights defender Ms He Peirong released from police custodyposted on: 2012/05/04

On 4 May 2012, Ms He Peirong was released from police custody in her home city of Nanjing. She had been detained for seven days following her role in assisting fellow HRD Mr Chen Guangcheng's escape.

China: Fear for safety of Mr Chen Guangcheng and his family;fellow HRD Ms He Peirong remains missing and Ms Zeng Jinyan under house arrestposted on: 2012/05/03

On 2 May 2012, Mr Chen Guangcheng left the US Embassy in Beijing where he had taken refuge for six days following his escape on 22 April 2012 from nineteen months of strict and unlawful house arrest in his home province of Shandong.

China: Human rights lawyer Mr Chen Guangcheng escapes house arrest; brother and fellow human rights defender, Ms He Peirong, reportedly detainedposted on: 2012/04/27

On 27 April 2012, it emerged that Chinese human rights defender and 'barefoot' lawyer Mr Chen Guangcheng had escaped the brutal house arrest which he and his family had been subjected to since his release from prison in September 2010.

Human rights lawyer Mr Chen Guangcheng escapes house arrest; brother and fellow human rights defender, Ms He Peirong, reportedly detainedposted on: 2012/04/27

Front Line Defenders would like to draw your attention to human rights lawyer Mr Chen Guangcheng's escape from house arrest and the detention of his brother, and fellow human rights defender, Ms He Peirong.

On 27 April 2012, it emerged that Chinese human rights defender and 'barefoot' lawyer Mr Chen Guangcheng had escaped the brutal house arrest which he and his family had been subjected to since his release from prison in September 2010. Chen Guangcheng's current whereabouts are unknown, although it has been stated by a reliable source that he is in a secure location. Chen Guangcheng is a blind, self-taught lawyer who has defended the rights of farmers, people with disabilities and women subjected to abuse. He was also active in exposing forced abortions and sterilizations in and around Linyi City in Shangdong Province.

A fellow human rights defender involved in Chen Guangcheng's escape, Ms He Peirong, released the news on a micro-blogging site on 27 April and was reportedly detained at her home in Nanjing city at approximately 11am that morning. There are no further details of her situation at present.

China: New Front Line Defenders Action for Chen Guangchengposted on: 2011/12/26

Front Line Defenders launches 'Caged Bird' - animated video highlighting the illegal detention of Chinese HRD Chen Guangheng.

Visit www.lighthonestyhrd.org for more information and to take action.

Today Front Line Defenders declares support for campaign in China to help human rights defender Chen Guangchengposted on: 2011/11/10

Front Line Defenders Executive Director Mary Lawlor (centre) and staff celebrate the birthday of Chinese HRD Chen Guangcheng in expression of solidarity with Chinese human rights defenders.