Renee Xia is the International Director of the Network of Chinese Human Rights Defenders.


China: Detained to Death

Chinese legal rights activist Cao Shunli (1961–2014)

It is crucial to understand what happened to Cao Shunli, a Chinese legal rights activist who had a chronic liver condition when she was detained last year. She died on March 14 after being denied treatment in prison—a pattern that has emerged with other Chinese detainees.