In an effort to prevent petitioners from appealing in Beijing, armed police storm Aoshan village and beat villagers. "The villagers thought the armed police would spare the elderly and women. But to our surprise, they lost their human nature and beat anyone in sight. Five or six armed police encircled a villager to beat him."
Uyghur economist Ilham Tohti, who was detained in Beijing on January 15, was accused by state media of “separatist” charges and possibly transported to Xinjiang’s provincial capitol, Urumqi.
In his trial, human rights scholar and activist Xu Zhiyong’s and his lawyer remaining silent. It was to demonstrate their objection to the court’s refusal to allow any of Xu’s 68 witnesses to appear. "Just because we maintained our silence in court, it doesn’t mean we’ll be quiet outside the courtroom"
A CNN crew led by network correspondent David McKenzie covering the trial of a human rights activist in Beijing was roughed up by Chinese police, had their camera broken and were hauled away in a police car. However, the Chinese police failed to destroy the crew's video tape of the incident
I have a very special Chinese banknote. It might be the most precious object I own. “The note says you have to abandon the Party in order to be free.”
Herders from Urad Middle Banner were arrested after they gathered to mount a protest in front of the government building in the Banner capital Haliut Township. One of them managed to escape
Gao Hongyi, a Chinese army veteran from Qingdao, joined the Tuidang Movement with a public withdrawal from the Communist Party after years of abuse.
Four defense attorneys, together with a small group, demand the release of illegally detained prisoners of conscience in China.
Three senior Chinese Communist Party officials applied to withdraw from the Party before they died, putting them in the same company as the people of the Tuidang Movement.