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Ge Zhihui


Ge Zhihui is a petitioner who had been protesting the Chinese government's demolition of her home in 2008, and in the last number of years has been assisting other petitioners whose rights have been violated who travel to Beijing seeking justice.

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.