RSDLmonitor Reports

CCTV complaint to OFCOM

Published on Nov 19th, 2018

Below is the official, redacted, version of the full complaint filed against CCTV for its operations in the United Kingdom, with the Office of Communications (Ofcom) on November 23, 2018.…

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Book release: Trial By Media

Published on Nov 12th, 2018

On November 23, 2018, Safeguard Defenders will release its next book, Trial By Media – China’s new show trials, and the global expansion of Chinese media, edited by Peter Dahlin.…

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Opinion News

Immediately and Unconditionally Release Huang Qi

Published on Nov 3rd, 2018

China: Immediately and Unconditionally Release Huang Qi & Ensure Access to Prompt Medical Care for all Detained Human Rights Defenders A group of 14 NGO’s call for Huang Qi’s release…

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Incommunicado detention must go, say UN experts

Published on Oct 24th, 2018

Background: On May 16, 2018, a joint submission was made by Network of Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD), International Service for Human Rights (ISHR), the Rights Practice, and Safeguard Defenders, to…

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Bảo vệ kỹ thuật số thực hành

Published on Oct 20th, 2018

  Hướng dẫn bảo mật kỹ thuật số thực hành phiên bản tiếng Việt trên RSDLmonitor.com Bảo vệ kỹ thuật số thực hành là một tài liệu hướng dẫn tự…

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Practical Digital Protection

Published on Oct 15th, 2018

Note: The self-study manuals developed under the name Practical Digital Protection will be hosted on RSDLmonitor while practicaldigitalprotection.com undergoes major re-design. Practical Digital Protection is a full, self-study styled, manual…

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News

Statement on rejection of appeal by Tashi Wangchuk

Published on Aug 25th, 2018

Statement on rejection of appeal for Tashi Wangchuk, by Safeguard Defenders, Human Rights Watch, PEN America, Free Tibet, Human Rights in China, International Service for Human Rights, International Tibet Network,…

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Forced TV Confessions database

Published on Aug 6th, 2018

UPDATED: An updated version of the database on China’s use of Forced TV Confessions is now available. Easier, better looking and more informative, the spreadsheet database can be downloaded below.…

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RSDL round-up for June

Published on Jun 27th, 2018

This is a monthly round-up of all news related to Residential Surveillance at a Designated Location (RSDL) in China. It includes updates on victims, legal developments and commentary on China’s legalized practice…

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Opinion News

Adrian Zenz speaks about mass disappearances in Xinjiang

Published on Jun 25th, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbvSdR0y9Bc In recent months news that China is rounding up Muslims (mostly Uighurs) en masse in its northwestern Xinjiang region to political re-education camps has shocked many, although the story…

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RSDL round-up for May

Published on May 29th, 2018

This is a monthly round-up of all news related to Residential Surveillance at a Designated Location (RSDL) in China. It includes updates on victims, legal developments and commentary on China’s legalized…

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First death reported in new Liuzhi system

Published on May 9th, 2018

Screenshot from aboluowang.com. The first death under liuzhi (留置), a new custodial system in China over Communist Party members and government workers that is completely outside judicial control was reported…

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RSDL round-up for April

Published on Apr 30th, 2018

This is a monthly round-up of all news related to Residential Surveillance at a Designated Location (RSDL) in China. It includes updates on victims, legal developments and commentary on China’s legalized…

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RSDL round-up for March

Published on Mar 30th, 2018

This is a monthly round-up of all news related to Residential Surveillance at a Designated Location (RSDL) in China. It includes updates on victims, legal developments and commentary on China’s…

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Stories Opinion

Why do they add that extra layer of cruelty?

Published on Mar 10th, 2018

The most chilling aspect of Residential Surveillance at a Designated Location (RSDL) is the fact that it’s allowed under the law, according to Chinese independent journalist and writer Zhao Sile…

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RSDL round-up for February

Published on Mar 2nd, 2018

This is a monthly round-up of all news related to Residential Surveillance at a Designated Location (RSDL) in China. It includes updates on victims, legal developments and commentary on China’s…

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Stories People

Gui Minhai by his friends and family

Published on Feb 19th, 2018

  Gui Minhai – the Swedish man now held in secret detention for the second time in China — is usually referred to as a bookseller or a publisher. But…

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RSDL round-up for January

Published on Feb 2nd, 2018

This is a monthly round-up of all news related to Residential Surveillance at a Designated Location (RSDL) in China. It includes updates on victims, legal developments and commentary on China’s…

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People Opinion News

The second disappearance of Gui Minhai

Published on Jan 28th, 2018

Swedish publisher Gui Minhai has disappeared for the second time in China. On 20 January Gui was travelling by train to Beijing in the company of two Swedish consular staff…

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Opinion News

Why is RSDL the most feared type of detention in China?

Published on Jan 11th, 2018

Editor of The People’s Republic of the Disappeared, Michael Caster, explains the true horror behind China’s Residential Surveillance at a Designated Location (RSDL) to The Diplomat.     The Diplomat: The…

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People Opinion News

Wang Quanzhang: The last missing lawyer

Published on Jan 2nd, 2018

As we enter 2018, Peter Dahlin, the Swedish rights activist, who was himself a victim of Residential Surveillance at a Designated Location in Beijing in early 2016, writes about his…

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RSDL round-up for December

Published on Dec 28th, 2017

This is a monthly round-up of all news related to Residential Surveillance at a Designated Location (RSDL) in China. It includes updates on victims, legal developments and commentary on China’s…

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Stories People

I didn’t see sunlight for six months

Published on Dec 19th, 2017

  Last week we republished extracts from Lawyer Xie Yanyi’s ((谢燕益) record of secret detention under China’s Residential Surveillance at a Designated Location (RSDL) and originally translated by China Change.…

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RSDL Resources

Published on Dec 18th, 2017

Legal name: Residential Surveillance at a Designated Location (or Place); RSDL; and in Chinese, 指定居所监视居住 Well-known victims: Ai Weiwei, Gao Zhisheng, Liu Xiaobo, Wang Yu, the Hong Kong booksellers, Peter…

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Stories People

My endless nightmare

Published on Nov 26th, 2017

Wang Yu, female, born 1971 in Inner Mongolia, is one of China’s most respected human rights lawyers. In the middle of the night, on 9 July 2015, Wang was abducted…

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