CHINA: NOT-GUILTY VERDICT FOR MEN SENTENCED TO DEATH
After more than 13 years since Huang Zhiqiang , Fang Chunping, Cheng Fagen and Cheng Lihe were originally sentenced to death, the Jiangxi Provincial Higher People’s Court has announced a not-guilty verdict. All four men were immediately released after a closed-door retrial on 30 November 2016.
Huang Zhiqiang, Fang Chunping, Cheng Fagen and Cheng Lihe were all sentenced to death in 2003, by the Jingdezhen Intermediate People’s Court in the central province of Jiangxi in China. After an appeal which they were given a death sentence with a two year reprieve in 2006, they were given a retrial which was held in 2016.
Following a closed-door retrial, the Court ruled on 21 December 2016 that there were contradictions in the evidence, that the authenticity and legality of the men’s confessions were uncertain. As a result, the Jiangxi Provincial Higher People’s Court announced a not-guilty verdict and released all four men immediately.
Human Rights Friday - Taiwan's Marriage Equality Bill
For this month's Human Rights Friday, we are delighted to have renowned LGBTI rights activist Jennifer LU as well as Campaign Manager of AITW Ya-Chi Yang to speak to us about the recent developments of Taiwan's Marriage Equality Bill. The talk aims to explore the activism strategies devised by different civil groups in Taiwan, and how Hong Kong may learn lessons from them.
Date: 31.3.2017 (Friday)
Time: 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Venue: Good Lab (5/F, Le Prabelle Hotel, Portland Street, Prince Edward) Language: Mandarin
The 10-day art exhibition Carnival has come to a successful end on 26 February 2017!
We believe that the Freedom of Expression themed workshops have helped participants to explore in a different perspective the relationships between human rights, art and education. We sincerely thank you for everyone’s support. All proceeds from the fundraising dinners and online auction are essential contributions to our human rights education programmes in schools and communities. Visit www.facebook.com/AmnestyHK for more photos!
We filed a submission to the Law Reform Commission on sexual offences involving children and persons with mental impairment in early March. As this review is highly relevant to children and persons with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities, the recommendations should conform to The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The Commission should fully consult the stakeholders by adopting measures to facilitate active participation such as providing easy-read reports.
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