The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Huang Qi (黄琦) is a Chinese webmaster and human rights activist. Human rights activist Huang Qi has been in Chinese government custody for nearly a year and is in failing health. Covid: Public must think carefully about Christmas risk, NHS bosses warn, intentionally leaking state secrets to foreigners, he became the first person to be put on trial for internet crimes in China, Since then, several human rights organisations, including, group of the United Nations' leading human rights experts. He has already served previous prison sentences related to his journalism. The United States is deeply concerned by the sentencing of online activist Huang Qi to 12 years in prison. Huang Hua (Chinese: 黃華; born 16 August 1939) is a Taiwanese activist. 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Jail Sentence Upheld for Activist Huang Qi, February 7, 2010, CHRD He was sentenced in a non-public trial on 29 July to 12 years … -. Huang, whose website reported on sensitive topics including human rights, was convicted of leaking state secrets and sentenced on Monday. Since then, several human rights organisations, including Freedom House and the China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group, have called for his release and raised concerns about reported threats to his 85-year-old mother, who had been campaigning on his behalf. 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Chinese activist Huang Qi has been sentenced to three years in prison for "illegally holding state secrets". The imprisonment of Huang Qi underscores China’s continued repression […] The Frock Destroyers: 'I've not worn tights in months' Video, The Frock Destroyers: 'I've not worn tights in months', Jill Biden: Backlash after WSJ op-ed calls future first lady 'kiddo', US election: Pro-Trump rallies see scuffles in US cities, Coronavirus: Germany to go into lockdown over Christmas, Brexit trade talks: UK and EU to 'go the extra mile' in effort to agree deal, Charley Pride: Country music singer dies of Covid-19, Electoral College: The people who ultimately pick the US president, Paolo Rossi: Italian World Cup hero's home burgled during funeral. Huang Qi the results of three blood tests taken in August, the doctor has said that the record of the blood tests is with the director of Mianyang City Public Security Bureau, who appears to be tracking Huang Qi's health. The long awaited trial of the case of veteran Sichuan activist Huang Qi ( 黄琦) began and ended two days ago, on January 14, with little information available to the outside world about its outcome or what transpired. .css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link{color:inherit;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited{color:#696969;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited{-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link:hover,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited:hover,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link:focus,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited:focus{color:#B80000;-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link::after,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited::after{content:'';position:absolute;top:0;right:0;bottom:0;left:0;z-index:2;}Chinese webmaster tried for subversion, PM and EU chief agree to extend Brexit trade talks. Will there be mass testing at your child's school? Huang Qi is known for running a website tracking abuse accusations Credit: Gillian Wong/ AP. Huang Qi, an activist who investigated shoddy school construction after the 5.12 Sichuan earthquake in 2008, has been sentenced to three years in jail. 2020-11-10. Huang has been detained since being arrested nearly three years ago. VideoIs global warming making hurricanes stronger? Huang has been honored multiple times by Reporters Without Borders for his courage in exposing corruption and human rights violations in China through his website, 64 Tianwang. Chinese court jails veteran human rights activist Huang Qi for 12 years. In 2003, he became the first person to be put on trial for internet crimes in China, after he allowed articles, written by others, about the brutal crackdown of 1989's Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests to be published on the site. The Wuhou District People's Court in Chengdu city, Sichuan province, sentenced rights activist Huang Qi on November 23, 2009, to three years in prison for illegal possession of state secrets, according to a New York Times (NYT) article of the same date. The Wuhou District People's Court in Chengdu, Sichuan province, postponed the trial of rights activist Huang Qi after initially notifying Huang's wife and his lawyer on February 2, 2009, that the trial would be held the next day, according to February 2 articles in the Washington Post (WP) and Associated Press (AP, via WTOP.com). Minister of State for Human Rights Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon said: We are deeply concerned by the sentencing of human rights activist and journalist Huang Qi to 12 years in prison. PM: UK and EU 'still very far apart on key issues', Christmas lockdown for Germany as virus spikes, ‘I was in prison at 20 - and a music executive by 28’, No pickers, no coffee: Covid threatens harvest, Polish women forced abroad for abortion. The rights activist Huang Qi in 2012. Chinese authorities should immediately quash the 12-year sentence handed down to a veteran activist, Huang Qi, on baseless charges, Human Rights Watch said today. In the eyes of the Chinese government, Huang intentionally gave government secrets to foreigners. For insecurity of defensive qi, exterior deficiency and spontaneous sweating due to spleen and lung deficiency, it is combined with sweating-astringing herbs. Huang Qi at the detention center The founder of a human rights website in China, Huang Qi, is in custody and terminally ill. His mother has been calling on the international community for support. Huang Qi, the creator of China’s first human rights news website, will spend the next 12 years in prison for exposing government corruption. During a 26 May visit by his lawyer, Sichuan human rights activist Huang Qi claimed that he had been questioned for long hours and sometimes deprived of sleep: he had once been interrogated continuously for three days without rest. Covid vaccines: Will drug companies make bumper profits? Veteran rights activist Huang Qi, who founded the Tianwang rights website, was detained alongside three colleagues in Sichuan’s Mianyang city on Thursday, fellow activist Li Zhaoxiu told RFA. It also is better able to treat Qi Deficiency patterns involving Cold, such as wheezing due to Qi Deficiency with Cold in the Lungs or Qi Deficiency with Cold in the Stomach causing diarrhea. Is global warming making hurricanes stronger? The statement, from Mianyang Intermediate People's Court, added Mr Huang would be deprived of his political rights for four years and had also been fined 20,000 yuan ($2,900; £2,360). Zhang Baocheng (张宝成) is a 60-year-old Beijing resident, a dissident and human rights activist. Ursula von der Leyen says talks were "constructive", but Boris Johnson warns no deal is "most likely". The press-freedom campaign group has previously awarded Huang its Cyberfreedom Prize. According to a source inside China, since the Two Congresses started, Pu Wenqing (蒲文清) , the 86-year-old mother of Huang Qi (黄琦) , the detained veteran rights defender and the founder of 64 Tianwang website (64tianwang.com), has been under round-the-clock monitoring by security personnel. The Chinese dissident was critical of … Video Statement of Huang Qi’s Mother, July 11, 2017; Earthquake Activist Freed after Three Years in Prison; Other Rights Defenders to Be Released This Month, June 10, 2011; Case Update: Authorities Obstruct Huang Qi’s Appeal Attempts, December 1, 2009; Case Update: Court Stalls on Giving Written Judgment to Huang Qi's Lawyers, Family, November 25, 2009 A group of human rights organizations has called for Chinese dissident Huang Qi to be "immediately and unconditionally" freed from prison, citing an "immediate threat to his life." Huang Qi is the founder of 64 Tianwang, a news website blocked in mainland China that covers alleged human rights abuses and protests. Honey-prepared Astragalus Mi Zhi Huang Qi allows the Huang Qi to travel internally to raise … It has now called on President Xi Jinping to "show mercy" and issue a pardon. VideoPolish women forced abroad for abortion. Is global warming making hurricanes stronger? In a meeting on... On December 10, 2018, lawyer Liu Zhengqing ( 刘正清 ) visited his client, Sichuan activist Huang Qi ( 黄琦 ), who is detained at the Mianyang Detention Center. But over time it began covering allegations of corruption, police brutality and other abuses. China Jails Activist Who Helped Huang Qi's Mother For 'Terrorism' RFA 10 Nov 2020 A court in the Chinese capital has handed down a three-and-a-half year jail term to a veteran rights activist after finding him guilty of "terrorism." Prominent Chinese human rights activist and journalist Mr Huang Qi, founder of the website 64 Tianwang who for a number of years has monitored human rights violations in China and promoted freedom of press, was put on trial behind closed doors on 14 January 2019 at the Mianyang City Intermediate Court in Sichuan Province. Huang spent over twenty years in prison and was named a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International Huang created his website in 1998 to help people search for friends and family who had disappeared. … According to Reporters Without Borders, China currently holds more than 114 journalists in prison. Polish women forced abroad for abortion. He was subsequently sentenced to a further three years in prison, in 2009, after giving advice to the families of children who had died in an earthquake in Sichuan the previous year. In 1999, Huang Qi set up the 64 Tianwang, a website aimed at exposing human rights violations in China. Video, Is global warming making hurricanes stronger? US faces bleak winter amid worst Covid wave yet, UK v US in Call of Duty showdown. On December 10, 2018, lawyer Liu Zhengqing ( 刘正清 ) visited his client, Sichuan activist Huang Qi ( 黄琦 ), who is detained at the Mianyang Detention Center. .css-1xgx53b-Link{font-family:ReithSans,Helvetica,Arial,freesans,sans-serif;font-weight:700;-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;color:#FFFFFF;}.css-1xgx53b-Link:hover,.css-1xgx53b-Link:focus{-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}Read about our approach to external linking. In her open appeal, Pu Wenqing ( 蒲文清 ) , 85, mother of the detained Sichuan rights activist Huang Qi ( 黄琦 ) , says that she learned from Huang Qi’s lawyer that despite Huang’s serious medical conditions, the authorities have refused to transfer Huang to a hospital for treatment. Noelani Kirschner. For instance, it is used with Mu Li and Ma Huang Gen in Huang Qi San from Sheng Ji Zhong Lu. Last October, when the 85-year-old mother of renowned Sichuan activist Huang Qi arrived in Beijing to petition for the release of her son, Zhang Baocheng housed her for over a… And in December 2018, a group of the United Nations' leading human rights experts also pressed for Huang to be set free and be paid compensation. This week he was sentenced to 12 years in jail, his third prison term. "This decision is equivalent to a death sentence, considering Huang Qi's health has already deteriorated from a decade spent in harsh confinement," said Christophe Deloire, the secretary-general of Reporters Without Borders. Dec 5, 2019. And supporters have voiced concern about the consequences of the 56-year-old remaining imprisoned. He was repeatedly jailed for advocating Taiwanese independence and democratization. Huang was detained again, in 2014, after 64 Tianwang covered the case of a woman who had tried to set herself on fire in Tiananmen Square to coincide with the start of that year's National People's Congress. After 18 months in detention, a court in the southern province of Sichuan has announced that Chinese rights activist Huang Qi and two other activists will be put on trial June 20. China Jails Activist Who Helped Huang Qi's Mother For 'Terrorism'. Huang Qi, who has been detained since 2016 and is known for running a website tracking abuse accusations, was also stripped of his political rights for four years in the sentence handed down on Monday by a court in China's southwestern province of Sichuan. Read about our approach to external linking. Huang has kidney and heart disease and high blood pressure. Amnesty International has called the sentence "harsh and unjust". In a statement authenticated by her thumbprint, Pu Wenqing ( 蒲文清) , 85, mother of Huang Qi ( 黄琦) , the Sichuan rights activist in prolonged detention, says that the authorities have deployed large amounts of resources to monitor her as she petitions for justice for her son. Then he was arrested in November 2016 and accused of "inciting subversion of state power", since when he has been incarcerated. .css-14iz86j-BoldText{font-weight:bold;}A Chinese court has sentenced a civil rights activist widely referred to as the country's "first cyber-dissident" to 12 years in jail. He learned from Huang that two prosecutors based at the detention center had met with Huang Qi three times on November 30 and December 3, … Sichuan-based rights activist Huang Qi was one of the first in China to use the Internet to carry out human rights work. Video. The activist Huang Qi at his home in Chengdu, Sichuan province, in 2015. China Must Release Jiang Tianyong, Liu Feiyue & Huang Qi, Honor Commitment Made at UN to Protect Rights, November 30, 2016, CHRD. In the afternoon of November 12, 2018, lawyer Liu Zhengqing(刘正清) visited his client, Sichuan activist Huang Qi(黄琦) , who is detained at the Mianyang Detention Center. In 1998 Huang Qi founded (创办chuàng bàn) the 64 Tianwang website to report on human rights violations, allegations of government corruption and police brutality. Sichuan-based rights activist Huang Qi was one of the first in China to use the Internet to carry out human rights work. Huang Qi is the founder of 64 Tianwang, a news website blocked in mainland China that covers alleged human rights abuses and protests. "The authorities are using his case to scare other human rights defenders who do similar work exposing abuses, especially those using online platforms," said the group's China researcher Patrick Poon. 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