Search Results

Sort by
News
Under pressure from Human Rights Watch and colleague organizations, the Chinese government on February 17 agreed to lift its house arrest of prominent HIV/AIDS doctor Gao Yaojie. Dr. Gao had been detained for weeks to prevent her from obtaining a visa to…
News

Call for International Response to Human Rights Violations

The undersigned organizations strongly condemn the plan to close Turkmenistan’s regional hospitals recently announced by President Saparmurat Niyazov, and urge increased international pressure on the President to ease his stifling oppression of the…
News
AIDS activist Wan Yanhai, who was detained by the Chinese authorities on August 24, was released on September 20, following a concerted outcry that included three formal statements by Human Rights Watch.
News
In 1999, the Chinese government banned Falungong, a variant of an ancient exercise and meditation system. The government labeled Falungong an "evil cult" and began an aggressive and often violent campaign against its practitioners which continues…