21 September 2023

The trial of human rights defenders Huang Xueqin and Wang Jianbing will begin on 22 September 2023, a few days after the second anniversary of their arrest.

We, along with 31 other civil society groups, are deeply concerned about this case and call for the two activists’ immediate and unconditional release, as they have been detained for peacefully exercising their rights to freedom of expression and association. Pending their release, the Chinese authorities must respect and protect their rights in detention, including by providing regular, unrestricted access to their family and lawyers of their choice; prompt, adequate and necessary medical treatment; and ensuring that they are not subjected to torture and other ill-treatment.

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