The Chinese authorities are detaining four prominent rights lawyers for attempting to free Falun Gong practitioners held in a brainwashing center. Responding to the kidnapping of the lawyers, over 100 rights lawyers and concerned citizens released on the internet a statement condemning their confinement,
Many in the West thought that helping to improve China’s economy, and giving China the Olympics in 2008, would somehow result in more respect for human rights. The Swedish businessman George Karimi told experience in the Chinese prison: "The conditions in Chinese prisons are horrible"
The human rights defender Cao Shunli death in custody in China was raised by NGO's in United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council, Cao died, according to family and friends, because authorities denied her medical treatment Inside the Council Chinese representatives filmed and took pictures of NGO's members in contravention of the Council’s rules.
In Finland, a Chinese woman, supporter of the policies of the Chinese Communist Party, was kicked out the anti-immigration party for her discriminatory reaction to a mail sent by the Organ harvesting forum The forum organizer, Olli Torma remarked:: It made people think about how the Chinese agenda is being advanced in Western societies.
Joseph Fan Zhongliang, the Vatican-approved Bishop of the Diocese of Shanghai, died while in house arrest. He was Fan under house arrest, following his ordination by Pope John Paul II in 2000 and until his death on Sunday
The pressure to fix the problem of air pollution in Beijing create a political issue. According to a report, Mayor of Beijing Wang Anshun was told by communist leader: “bring your head if the air conditions are not fixed by 2017,”
Anne-Tamara Lorre, Canada’s human rights adviser at the U.N, Human Rights Council meeting :W"e remain concerned that Falun Gong practitioners and other religious worshippers in China face persecution, and reports that organ transplants take place without free and informed consent of the donor are troubling". . ”
The health condition of detained Tibetan religious teacher Khenpo Kartse became worse. His lawyer is calling Chinese authorities for improvements of his confinement conditions.
The founder of a human rights website and at least four writers of the human rights website 64 Tianwang, were arested. It happened after the site reported on a self-immolation in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square and a defacement of Mao’s portrait there.