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China indicts activist who backed press freedom

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 21:23

A prominent Chinese activist who has pushed for human rights and democracy has been charged with gathering crowds to disrupt public order, more than 10 months after he was taken into police custody, his lawyer said today.

China jails prominent rights activist for four years

Last Updated: Monday, January 27, 2014, 01:18

Court sentenced China`s rights advocates to 4 years in prison after he campaigned for the rights of children from rural areas to be educated in cities and for officials to disclose their assets.

Blind China activist Chen Guangcheng gets new US sinecure

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 02, 2013, 22:04

Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng has announced affiliations with three US institutions, which he says will allow him to keep speaking out on the "inhumane brutality" of the Chinese government.

US lawmaker denounces China activist jailing

Last Updated: Saturday, March 26, 2011, 13:51

China hands a 10-year sentence to prominent democracy activist Liu Xianbin.

Rights group says China activist beaten over video

Last Updated: Friday, February 11, 2011, 13:23

Chen Guangcheng and his wife have been blocked from going to a hospital.

Trial of activist artist in China ends; no verdict

Last Updated: Friday, January 28, 2011, 13:42

Wu Yuren was charged with "obstructing public affairs with violence".

Activist artist goes on trial in China

Last Updated: Thursday, November 18, 2010, 10:31

Wu Yuren`s Canadian wife has said any sentence would be a travesty.

China jails milk scandal activist

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 18:20

An activist who campaigned for compensation for victims of a massive 2008 tainted milk scandal was sentenced to two and a half years in jail on Wednesday, his lawyer said.