Critical freelance writer detained on suspicion of “inciting subversion”, his wife under house arrest

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4 December 2019. A police car is seen outside the Hangzhou Internet Court in China's eastern Zhejiang province, where Lü Gengsong was convicted, KELLY WANG/AFP via Getty Images

Chinese journalist Lü Gengsong’s health deteriorating in prison

The Committee to Protect Journalists is calling for the immediate release of journalist Lü Gengsong, whose health is reportedly deteriorating in prison. He is serving an 11-year sentence for “subverting state power” in his freelance writing on human rights issues in China.

Police officers put up notices as they patrol Victoria Park, after closing the venue where people in Hong Kong traditionally gather annually to mourn the victims of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, 4 June 2021, Anthony Kwan/Getty Images

Hong Kong: ‘Tiananmen candlelights a sight too beautiful to last’

Chris Yeung, the chair of the Hong Kong Journalists Association, writes about the decision of Hong Kong authorities to ban activities commemorating the 1989 Tiananmen massacre.

Istanbul, Turkey, 26 February 2021. Members of the Muslim Uyghur minority symbolically keep their hands tied with a rope as they express concern about extraditions to China and ask for news of their relatives detained in China, YASIN AKGUL/AFP via Getty Images

PEN International alarmed over severe prison sentences for Uyghur writers

PEN International highlights several cases of Uyghur writers and scholars who received long prison terms, which reflect the worsening censorship and repression targeting Uyghurs and other minorities in China’s Xinjiang region.