Category Archives: China

An inspiring activist – remembering China’s Cao Shunli

By Amnesty International’s China Country Campaigner* In late August 2013, I spoke to Cao Shunli on the phone. I never imagined it would be the last time we’d talk. We had made plans to meet a few weeks later in … Continue reading

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Li Yan is alive, but still facing execution

By Luisa De Campo from Amnesty International Australia Li Yan is on death row in China for murdering her husband after suffering repeated, horrific abuse at his hands. She could be put to death any day now. Though the Supreme … Continue reading

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‘Don’t wash your dirty linen in public’

Li Dehuai’s sister could be executed any day now. She was convicted of killing her violent husband. Li Dehuai talks about his sister and how her story reflects the painful challenges faced by domestic violence victims in China.  By Li Dehuai, … Continue reading

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Solidarity and song

Hundreds of thousands of Indonesian women leave their homes and families to make a living as domestic workers abroad – cleaning, cooking and looking after children and the elderly. Many end up underpaid, isolated and vulnerable to abuse. Sringatin, who … Continue reading

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