Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton tweeted: “The detention of women’s activists in #China must end. This is inexcusable.” Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

China has told Hillary Clinton to mind her own business after the former US secretary of state took to Twitter to denounce as “inexcusable” the deten(...)

Chen Guangcheng, whose position at Columbia University in New York was not renewed  after a year. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Chen Guangcheng, the “barefoot lawyer” who fled house arrest in China before moving to the United States, is to join three organisations, including a (...)

Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng answers a question during an interview  in Taipei.

Chen Guangcheng, the Chinese rights activist who fled to the US after escaping house arrest in China last year, arrived in self-ruled Taiwan yesterday(...)

A scene from Jimmy, one of the five films nominated for the Irish Council for Civil Liberties Human Rights Film Awards A still from Jimmy

On Thursday, the fifth annual Irish Council for Civil Liberties Human Rights Film Awards will take place. The entries range from a film set in Benghaz(...)