United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights-Article 19

The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) sets out fundamental human rights to be universally protected.

Article 19:
Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) controlled People’s Republic of China engages in systemic violations of Article 19 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

2010 Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo peacefully fought for human rights guaranteed under the constitution of the People’s Republic of China and was jailed by the government in 2008 for his activities. He remained in prison until his death in 2017.

Ilham Tohti also tried to work within the system for equal rights for Chinese citizens and an end to discrimination against the Uyghur people. He was jailed for life in 2014 as a ‘separatist.’

These are but two examples of the heavy handed response to Chinese citizens with opinions differing from the Chinese Communist Party.