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·司法改革动力、困局与期待
·日常行动背后的法律社会学基础
·真相是如何可能的?
·听 来 的 故 事
·禁讨立法需要多少个理由?
·敢 问 路 在 何 方—评福建、河北等地农民罢免人大代表案
·杀人,以整顿市容的名义
·绕不过去的违宪审查
·清明节,我去了天安门广场
·立场主义与道德主义(网络版)
·饥饿的中国—写在冯彦伟绝食抗议榆林市政府野蛮暴行的第48小时
·大学生社团的使命
·激 活 宪 法
·孙志刚事件:知识、媒介与权力
·司法的归司法,舆论的归舆论?—从张金柱案到黄静案
·谁能阻止一个人心底的眼泪—日记16则,纪念父亲
·生活是维权运动的源头活水
·虚构的故事
·体制的边界
临沂计划生育调查手记
·蒙河边的抗争—临沂计划生育调查手记之一
·“我家亲戚被抓了22口”—临沂计划生育调查手记之二
·她的眼里没有泪水—临沂计划生育调查手记之三
·到办公室上课去!—临沂计划生育调查手记之四
·不扎也得扎!—临沂计划生育调查手记之五
·学习班—临沂计划生育调查手记之六
·向人性宣战—临沂计划生育调查手记之七
·“盯关跟主义”—临沂计划生育调查手记之八
·人性不曾屈服—临沂计划生育调查手记之九
·野蛮是如何炼成的?—临沂计划生育调查手记之十
·后记:
·有谁战胜过真相
·法治中国需要中国法律人的良知及责任—致世界法律大会中国代表的公开信
·从上书到公开信
·是谁在“严重威胁社会秩序”?—关于游行示威权利的行政复议申请书
·致陈光诚的一封信
·用微笑来面对那些制造恐惧的人——和高智晟在一起的一个下午
·2+2=4的自由
·推倒「新闻柏林围墙」——透视中国新闻自由的前景
·恢复收容遣送制度等于开历史倒车
·陈光诚案凸显中国法治的困局
·暗夜里的光明之舞
·中国维权运动往何处去?
·陈光诚是如何被定罪的?(补充版)
·Crusader in a legal wilderness
·China’s blind Justice
·China's Political Courts
·以公民的姿态挺身而出/闵家桥
·“最可贵的是她有健康的公民意识”——关于公民王淑荣的对话
·“阳光宪政”的护卫者/民主与法制杂志
·要让好人走到一起,才能合力纠错——奥美定事件亲历者访谈录/南方周末
·李卫平: 被迫走出书斋的维权者——著名维权律师滕彪访谈录
·太阳城:写在第三期“名家说法”被命令取消之后
·滕彪印象/法制日报
·Rule of Law requires our consciousness and responsibility
·临沂野蛮计生与陈光诚事件维权大事记(2006-11-7)
·耻为盛世添顺骨
·中国时报专访:盼与政府互动 和平维权
·滕彪博士:精神家园的守望者/刘爽
·司法改良和公民维权——学而思沙龙的网谈
·学术、政治与生活——2006年12月17日做客沧海论坛在线交流记录
·黎明前的见证
·看看我们的朋友——致受难中的高智晟和他的妻子和孩子
·临沂警匪暴行录
·临沂野蛮计生事件及陈光诚案维权大事记(五——七)
·中国当代宪政主义者的困境和选择/林泽波
·通过汉语改变中国
·茶人滕彪/萧瀚
·崔英杰案:“慎杀时代”的第一个考验
·死刑、司法与中国人权
·废除死刑的中国语境——在第三届世界反死刑大会上的发言
·司法独立,和谐中国——2007年“两会”之际的公民呼吁/许志永 滕彪
·彻底改革司法才能避免滥用死刑
·崔英杰案,在多重反思中寻找契机
·从“两会”看赎回选票运动
·关于尽快将青岛市四方区政府违法拆迁行为纳入法制轨道的法律意见书
·青岛野蛮拆迁:袁薪玉被控放火和妨害公务案一审的当庭辩护意见
·维权书简·戴脚镣的舞者
·被遗忘的谎言——就《成都晚报》事件致中宣部长和教育部长的一封信
·滕彪:可怕的“冤案递增律”
·不是我不明白
·张敏:滕彪律师访美谈中国司法现状与维权
·萧洵:纸包子案记者被判刑引发强烈质疑
·自由亚洲电台:拾荒者遇上联防离奇死亡 孙志刚式悲剧首都重现?
·何亚福 王鑫海 杨支柱等:放开二胎倡议书
·临沂野蛮计生事件及陈光诚案维权大事记(八--九)
·一个案件的真相与两个案件的正义(附:“聂树斌案”到了最危急时刻!)
·滕彪、胡佳:奥运前的中国真相
·郑筱萸案扇了死刑复核程序一记耳光/滕彪 李方平
·“杀害自己孩子的民族没有未来!”
·关于李和平律师被绑架殴打致国务院、最高人民检察院、公安部、国家安全部的公开信(签名中)
·NO FIGHTS,NO RIGHTS——接受博闻社采访谈中国人权现状
·挽包遵信先生
·香港电台铿锵集:扣着脚镣跳舞的中国律师
·那些陌生的人们在我们心底哭泣——推荐一个短片
·关于邮箱被盗用的声明
·《律师法》37条:为律师准备的新陷阱
·保护维权律师,实现法治——采访法学博士滕彪律师/张程
·Six Attorneys Openly Defend Falun Gong in Chinese Court
·李和平 滕彪等:为法轮功学员辩护-宪法至上 信仰自由
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RISKY BUSINESS fighting for Human Rights in China

   RISKY BUSINESS fighting for Human Rights in China
   
   AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
   
   Teng Biao is a prominent Chinese lawyer who has been detained and tortured for his Work. he told Wire about his decade-long fight for human rights and why international pressure for progress in China matters.


   
   "Beaten to death. This young man leaves his home one day and the police detain him for not carrying his ID card. He’s then beaten to death in the detention centre.”
   
   Teng Biao, a prominent Chinese lawyer, recalls the incident in March 2003 that spurred him to campaign for human rights.
   
   Sun Zhigang, a 27 year-old fashion designer, had moved to Guangzhou city in southern China for work. Police stopped and detained him under China’s custody and repatriation system, a form of arbitrary detention which led to millions of migrant workers being abused.
   
   His subsequent brutal murder in custody provoked public outrage.
   
   'RISKY AND DANGEROUS'
   
   At the time Teng Biao had just completed his law doctorate and was teaching at the China University for Political Science and Law in Beijing.
   
   He and his former classmates decided to write an open letter to the National People’s Congress, China’s legislature, calling for the abolition of the custody and repatriation system.
   
   Such a challenge was, as Teng Biao says, “risky and dangerous”. He didn’t know what would happen to him or the others involved.
   
   The public outcry led to the custody and repatriation system being abolished within months. Teng Biao became well known within China. Many people started to write to him asking for help.
   
   He and fellow academics and lawyers then set up a group – the Open Constitution Initiative or “Gongmeng” – to campaign for freedom of expression, religious freedom and against forced abortions.
   
   GREAT PERSONAL COST
   
   But this marked him as a troublemaker. A decade later, Teng Biao’s dedication to human rights has come at great personal cost.
   
   Now aged 39 and married with two young children, he has been detained and tortured, stripped of his licence to practise law and prevented from teaching during some periods. But he remains determined to carry on.
   
   “I cannot give up. I have a responsibility. What I am doing is right. I can contribute to better politics and a better China.”
   
   Softly spoken, clear in his arguments and conviction, he is a visiting scholar at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
   
   “It is very hard to balance my responsibility to society and to my family. I really don’t want to hurt my family. I try my best not to. I don’t want to be put in prison, but I don’t fear prison.”
   
   When the Chinese government cracked down on activists during the 2011 ‘jasmine revolution’, Teng Biao was kidnapped by police and held for 70 days.
   
   “I was forced into a car near my home. They used my scarf to cover my eyes and my shirt to cover my head. On the first day I was beaten by three policemen. For 20 days I was shackled, 24 hours a day, in a hotel room.
   
   “I was monitored by at least two policemen every second. The curtain never opened and the lights were never turned off. I was forced to sit facing the wall from early morning to evening.
   
   “They printed all my articles and interviews and said I could face charges for ‘inciting subversion of state power’. They never gave me a written document as to why I was detained or when I would be released.”
   
   Teng Biao had no contact with the outside world from 19 February, when he was taken by police, until two days before his release on 13 April.
   
   “I couldn’t get any information out. I was scared and fearful. I didn’t know what would happen. In the ordinary process I can meet my lawyer, my family can visit. With illegal detention there is none of that.
   
   “Only two days before I was released I was granted a quick phone call with my wife. Even then I didn’t know how long I would be detained for.
   
   “I was forced to write a promise that I would not tell anyone what happened, and that I would not write any sensitive articles or take on any more sensitive cases.”
   
   SUPPORTING LIU XIAOBO
   
   Teng Biao has been involved in several significant human rights moments in China over the past decade. He was one of the founding signatories of Charter 08, a manifesto published in December 2008 calling for political and legal reforms.
   
   Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo is currently serving an 11 year prison sentence for his role in co-authoring Charter 08.
   
   “Liu Xiaobo played an important role in Charter 08. One day he showed me a draft and I told him of course I will sign up.
   
   “We needed to let the top leaders know that reform is a common ideal for Chinese people. It was not only influential scholars that signed up but farmers, workers and activists representing many different walks of life.”
   
   Earlier this year 450,000 people joined Desmond Tutu and other Nobel laureates in calling for Liu Xiaobo’s release. Teng Biao feels it will ultimately make a difference.
   
   “When Liu Xiaobo won the Nobel Peace Prize it was a big thing for China, not only for ordinary people but for the government.
   
   “The central government must feel ashamed. They are very angry at the Nobel Peace Committee, so they may not release Liu Xiaobo soon. But if there is enough international and domestic pressure the government will do something.
   
   So many people are supporting him and are encouraged by his action and his spirit.”
   
   FIGHTING AGAINST THE DEATH PENALTY
   
   Today, Teng Biao dedicates much of his time towards campaigning to end the death penalty. A significant undertaking in a country that executed more people than the rest of the world put together in 2012.
   
   A few years ago he co-founded China Against the Death Penalty, a network of lawyers working on death penalty cases, particularly those involving torture, mental illness or wrongful convictions, and campaigning for abolition.
   
   “The most urgent matter is to reduce the number of miscarriages of justice. We don’t have judicial independence. Judges are influenced or even controlled by the local police or the Communist Party. Courts are told to make the decision in important cases, including the death penalty.”
   
   The network recently urged the Chinese authorities not to execute Li Yan, a woman sentenced to death for killing her husband despite evidence that she had suffered sustained domestic violence.
   
   Tens of thousands of people worldwide also called for Li Yan not to be executed. Teng Biao is clear that those outside China can play a part to progress human rights.
   
   THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM
   
   “International attention plays an important role in China’s political transition. Without international pressure it will become more dangerous for human rights activists within China.
   
   “It is vital that people outside China who want to see progress continue to tell their governments not to keep silent on the Chinese government’s violations. Sometimes human rights are the elephant in the room. Governments should not place business above human rights.”
   
   With China having just completed its once-in-a- decade leadership change, Teng Biao is optimistic about human rights progress in the years ahead.
   
   “There has been progress over the past decade. The government is reluctant to give it to us. But we can see more and more activists rising up. We have to build a new system based on the rule of law and human dignity. More and more Chinese people are standing up for their own rights and their own freedom.”
   
   http://www.amnesty.org/sites/impact.amnesty.org/files/Wire_MayJun13_web_amend.pdf
   
   http://www.amnesty.org/fr/library/asset/NWS21/003/2013/en/07133448-3afb-4f9b-b79d-a618ffc5a351/nws210032013en.pdf
(2014/10/29 发表)
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