Leaders see occupation of LegCo, mass movement if Beijing-dictated voting plan is passed.
Li Yan says the murder would never have happened if the authorities had listened to her original reports of abuse.
Rights campaigners say rural children whose parents work in distant cities are most at risk from teachers.
Xiong Yan had hoped to visit his dying mother in Hunan but was put on flight back to U.S.
Many who lost money say it will take them years to save up a similar amount again.
One of their lawyers calls on the international community to pay more attention to the struggle for freedom in China.
Two of the five women say they want legal redress for physical abuse, humiliation and seized possessions.
The government's proposals are entirely in line with an Aug. 31 directive from Beijing.
Four Asian countries found wanting in Committee to Protect Journalists tally of press restrictions and Internet controls.
The lawyers had lodged a complaint alleging police torture of their clients in custody.
Gao Yu says she expected to be the victim of injustice, but will fight her case 'to the bitter end.'
Local people say the shelling continued long into Sunday night, and was 'very loud' even in China.
Online calls for a sit-in on Tiananmen Square prompt authorities to raise alert levels, activists and relatives say.
Gao vows to appeal, while her lawyers say there is no concrete evidence against her.
The couple has been incommunicado for nearly three months, campaigners say.
A former top Communist Party aide defends Gao's 'accurate' journalism ahead of Friday's expected verdict and sentencing.
There are also growing concerns over the health of detained rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang, whose subversion case has been repeatedly delayed.