People’s Republic of China: Uighurs fleeing persecution as China wages its war on terror
The first section of this report gives an overview of the human rights situation in the XUAR, including recent developments in China’s official propaganda campaign against terrorism. The second section describes the plight of Uighurs in other countries, including those who apply for asylum. According to Amnesty International’s research, several disturbing trends have emerged or … Continue reading People’s Republic of China: Uighurs fleeing persecution as China wages its war on terror
2004 UN Commission on Human Rights: human rights concerns in addendum on China
Includes, among many other issues, concerns regarding North Korean asylum seekers in China.
People’s Republic of China: continuing abuses under a new leadership: summary of human rights concerns
Includes numerous concerns regarding refugees and asylum seekers forcibly returned to China, and regarding North Korean refugees in China
People’s Republic of China: serious human rights violations and the crackdown on dissent continue
Includes concerns regarding the intensification in the crackdown on North Korean asylum seekers in China leading to large-scale deportations of North Koreans, who are likely to face serious human rights violations on return to North Korea.
China: torture in China: a growing scourge in China: time for action
This report presents a representative cross section of the many hundreds of cases of torture in China monitored by Amnesty International in the last few years. It examines the reasons why torture continues in China, analysing the legal framework for the prosecution of crimes of torture and the protection of detainees, and describing inadequacies in … Continue reading China: torture in China: a growing scourge in China: time for action
China: human rights in China in 2001- a new step backwards (an Amnesty International briefing)
This document reports on the recent ”strike hard” campaign against crime launched by the Chinese authority. The campaign has led to a record number of executions and a new wave of arrest and forcible repatriation of North Korean asylum seekers.
APEC: crisis, which crisis?
This paper highlights the impact of the crisis on the freedom of association and expression of workers and activists in four APEC member states namely Korea, Indonesia, China and Malaysia. It argues that securing basic human rights, including labour rights to freely organize and campaign for worker’s economic interests will be integral to economic recovery … Continue reading APEC: crisis, which crisis?
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea): the fate of those who flee: the case of Li Song Nam
This document discribes the situation of Li Song Nam, aged 46, a North Korean national who left North Korea for the People’s Republic of China on 5 August 1997, and has not been seen since he was detained by Chinese police on 6 August. Amnesty International is concerned that he is at risk of being … Continue reading Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea): the fate of those who flee: the case of Li Song Nam