"We're very concerned that authorities appear to have launched a round of retaliation against Chen's family, relatives and activists who assisted Chen Guangcheng's flight for freedom," said Renee Xia, international director of the CHRD
He was in high spirits when I left him last evening only to be told this morning that he had passed on," said Mr Nick Omito, who co-founded CHRD
with Mr Wafula.SPOKE HIS MINDMr Omito described Mr Wafula as a committed human rights defender who did not shy away from speaking his mind on issues affecting the common man.
"After the pastor was detained," reported CHRD
, "churchgoers and his family were harassed, threatened, and put under constant surveillance.
According to the Hong Kong-based Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD
), Li s sentence revolves around articles he wrote criticising the government and his participation in discussions hosted on "reactionary" websites.
Some indigenous groups are trying to expand these freedoms; they are Human Rights in China, Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD
) and China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group (CHRLCG).
"I don't think ordinary Chinese hackers have this kind of capability," said an IT expert associated with CHRD
. "The Chinese government is the most likely suspect for these attacks."
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Wafula was the Director at the Center for Human Rights and Democracy (CHRD
"The government is farther than it has been in years from guaranteeing Chinese citizens their basic rights and freedoms, the very cause which brought (protesters) to Tiananmen Square in Beijing" in 1989, CHRD
said in a statement.
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He was Director at the Center for Human Rights and Democracy (CHRD