June 15, 2005

Restrictions on AIDS Activists in China

I. Summary
II. Case Study: The Closure of Orchid Orphanage
III. Introduction
IV. Continuing Crackdown in Henan Province
Detention and harassment of Henan AIDS activists
The mistreatment of activists helping AIDS orphans
V. Harassment of Activists Working with Persons at High Risk of HIV Transmission
Activists working with injection drug users and sex workers
Restrictions on AIDS information for men who have sex with men
Internet censorship
VI. Institutional Barriers to AIDS Organizations
NGO registration and management laws
Registering as a commercial enterprise
Bureaucratic harassment
Obligations under international law..
VII. Conclusion
VIII. Recommendations
To the government of the People's Republic of China:
On civil society:
On HIV/AIDS policy:
To the Henan provincial government and other local authorities in China:
To the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and other international donors to HIV/AIDS programs in China:
To U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights:
To the U.N. Theme Group on HIV/AIDS, UNAIDS and other U.N. agencies with AIDS programs in China:
To international partners in bilateral rights dialogues with China: