Cyber-dissident who defended workers’ rights is detained during EU visit

first_img Help by sharing this information October 27, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Cyber-dissident who defended workers’ rights is detained during EU visit Organisation News Receive email alerts April 27, 2021 Find out more News China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes News to go furthercenter_img ChinaAsia – Pacific ChinaAsia – Pacific RSF_en News Follow the news on China China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison June 2, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today condemned the arrest of cyber-dissident Shi Xiaoyu because of his online reporting on workers’ protests in the southwestern industrial city of Chongqing. Shi has been held by the Chongqing authorities since 20 October.“Shi’s detention is unacceptable as all he did on the Internet was to defend workers’ rights enshrined in the Chinese constitution,” the press freedom organisation said. “It is shocking to learn of the arrest of yet another cyber-dissident while a European Union delegation is in China to discuss human rights.”Reporters Without Borders added: “The Chinese authorities must immediately release Shi and the approximately 60 other cyber-dissidents currently in prison.”Shi was arrested when members of the Chongqing public security department travelled all the way to his home in Shaoxing, in the eastern province of Zhejiang, and escorted him back to Chongqinq. They took his laptop and personal notes. It is still not known where exactly he is being held in Chongqinq.In late September, Shi tried to help Chongqing steelworkers who have been protesting against corrupt practices by some of their bosses. The police used violence to disperse meetings in mid-October. Reports on the Internet say two workers were killed and many were injured and that many arrests were made in these police crackdowns. The Chongqing propaganda department has imposed a news blackout.Now aged 50, Shi was previously imprisoned in 1976 for criticising certain Maoist policies and received a death sentence that was never executed. He resumed his studies after being released in 1979 and began working for small companies in Shaoxing in 2001. At the same time, he posted information about workers’ rights online.The police warned him of the risks he was running at the start of October. The organisation Chinese Rights Defenders said he then wrote on the Internet that he intended to put an end to his activism. March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Family Court Mumbai Requests Lawyers & Litigants To Take Free Antigen Test Before Entering Court Premises

first_imgNews UpdatesFamily Court Mumbai Requests Lawyers & Litigants To Take Free Antigen Test Before Entering Court Premises Nitish Kashyap2 Nov 2020 8:36 PMShare This – xThe Family Court, Mumbai has made Rapid Antigen test for Covid-19 free of cost for all lawyers and litigants alike starting from tomorrow, i.e. November 3. Court requested all parties and lawyers to take the antigen test before entering the Court premises. Although the said test is not mandatory, initially, Principal Judge MS Sharma issued a circular, which is in Marathi, stating- “In view…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Family Court, Mumbai has made Rapid Antigen test for Covid-19 free of cost for all lawyers and litigants alike starting from tomorrow, i.e. November 3. Court requested all parties and lawyers to take the antigen test before entering the Court premises. Although the said test is not mandatory, initially, Principal Judge MS Sharma issued a circular, which is in Marathi, stating- “In view of the Covid-19 pandemic and with the intent to ensure safety for all, BMC’s H (east) Ward, the facility of Covid-19 Antigen test will begin from November 3. We would like to inform all lawyers and litigants that in order to enter the Family Court premises, Covid-19 Antigen test is mandatory.” Thereafter, following multiple queries and concerns about the test being mandatory, a fresh circular has been issued clarifying that the said test is not mandatory. Click Here To Download Notification[Read Notification]Next Storylast_img read more

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