house arrest

Hungary: Update - Human rights defender Dr Ágnes Geréb released from house arrestposted on: 2014/02/22

On 21 February 2014, human rights defender Dr Ágnes Geréb was released from house arrest by the Court of Appeal in Budapest. The human rights defender has been under house arrest for 3 years, 4 months and 15 days.

China: Liu Xia, wife of Liu Xiaobo, appeals to Chinese government amid worsening health while under house arrestposted on: 2013/12/03

On 3 December 2013, three requests issued by Ms Liu Xia in relation to her house arrest were made public by Hong Kong-based human rights defender, Ms Zeng Jinyan.

China: Human rights defender Mr Ilham Tohti placed under strict house arrest posted on: 2013/03/22

On 21 March 2013, Uyghur human rights defender Mr Ilham Tohti was placed under strict house arrest at his home in Beijing. On 22 March, the human rights defender was due to travel to Hong Kong to attend an academic conference.

China- Update: Human rights defender Ms He Peirong released from police custodyposted on: 2012/05/04

On 4 May 2012, Ms He Peirong was released from police custody in her home city of Nanjing. She had been detained for seven days following her role in assisting fellow HRD Mr Chen Guangcheng's escape.

China: Fear for safety of Mr Chen Guangcheng and his family;fellow HRD Ms He Peirong remains missing and Ms Zeng Jinyan under house arrestposted on: 2012/05/03

On 2 May 2012, Mr Chen Guangcheng left the US Embassy in Beijing where he had taken refuge for six days following his escape on 22 April 2012 from nineteen months of strict and unlawful house arrest in his home province of Shandong.

China: Human rights lawyer Mr Chen Guangcheng escapes house arrest; brother and fellow human rights defender, Ms He Peirong, reportedly detainedposted on: 2012/04/27

On 27 April 2012, it emerged that Chinese human rights defender and 'barefoot' lawyer Mr Chen Guangcheng had escaped the brutal house arrest which he and his family had been subjected to since his release from prison in September 2010.

China: Continued house arrest and isolation of Liu Xia, one year after her husband Liu Xiaobo received the 2010 Nobel Peace Prizeposted on: 2011/10/10

Ms Liu Xia, the wife of human rights defender and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Mr Liu Xiaobo, continues to be held under house arrest and largely incommunicado in her home in Beijing, one year after the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to her husband.

China : Human rights defender Chen Guangcheng and his family facing severe food shortages as house arrest continuesposted on: 2011/08/08

Human rights defender Mr Chen Guangcheng, along with his wife Ms Yuan Weijing, his mother, and six-year old daughter, have now been under house arrest for almost a year, during which time they have been completely isolated from the outside world, and forced to endure severe food shortages as none of the family is being permitted to leave the property.

Further Information

Chen Guangcheng is a blind, self-taught human rights lawyer who served four years imprisonment as a result of his work on women's rights in Linyi City, Shangdong Province.

Since his release from prison on 9 September 2010, neither Chen Guangcheng nor his wife Yuan Weijing have been allowed to step outside their home or maintain any form of contact with the outside world.

Phone-jamming equipment has been installed which makes it impossible for the family to use the phone. A group of approximately 30 men surround the house and block off the entrances to the village in which the family lives.