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Xing Qingxian

Xing Qingxian


Xing Qingxian is a human rights defender from Chengdu who has worked with grassroots communities in the city to help them defend their rights and publicise information about human rights abuses. In 2009 he was sentenced to two years in prison for organising a demonstration outside a courthouse in Chengdu to protest unjust rulings.  


Chinese HRDs face intimidation, harassment, house arrest, abductions, torture and imprisonment. Arbitrary detention is widely used against HRDs, including house arrest, forced travel and detention in psychiatric hospitals.