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Su Changlan

Su Changlan


Su Changlan is a prominent women's rights activist who has also been involved in a number of other human rights campaigns. She lost her job as a primary school teacher due to her support for the rights of those against land expropriation. She has faced harassment due to her human rights activism.


Chinese HRDs face intimidation, harassment, house arrest, abductions, torture and imprisonment. They also work under very restrictive legislation, including laws which criminalize all unauthorized demonstrations and require government sponsorship for NGO registration, which is refused to any organisation touching on human rights issues. Widescale investigations into NGOs with links to overseas organisations took place in 2014 and 2015 resulting in harassment, detentions and forced closures.