Guo Feixiong is subject to constant verbal abuse and sleep deprivation by cell-mates, activists say.
Lu Yuyu and Li Tingyu have been formally arrested on public order charges, rights groups and lawyers say.
Thousands of villagers continue to protest amid an information blackout by local authorities.
Activists had hoped to highlight grievances such as land grabs at the summit venue, but are now under round-the-clock surveillance.
Joshua Wong and two other former leaders of the 2014 Occupy Central pro-democracy movement vow to continue to 'fight for their rights.'
An overseas rights group says Guo Feixiong should be given proper medical attention after refusing food and water for more than two months.
The family of detained dissident Zhao Changqing had faced continual harassment from the authorities back home.
Analysts say the government wants to avoid a rerun of anti-Japanese protests in 2012 over disputed islands in the East China Sea.
Members of a large house church are warned to stop their "illegal gatherings," while a cross is torn down from its wall.
Former publisher Du Daozheng says the editorial team may still be able to run seminars and publish 'some things' online, however.
Some warn of a 'backlash' if officials try to weed out candidates unacceptable to Beijing.
Ethnic Mongolian herding communities say they will have no livelihoods once their land is drowned by the reservoir.
Pan-democratic lawmakers say the move is yet another assault on free speech in the city.
It is unclear whether Yanhuang Chunqiu will continue using the same name, but editors say the content won't be what it once was.
Admirers praise Kem Ley's courage in tackling corruption and sensitive social issues in his authoritarian country.
Fengrui law firm chief Zhou Shifeng faces 'subversion of state power' charges, which could carry a 10-year prison term.
Zhao Wei’s husband finds empty house in Henan where Zhao said she was resting with her family.
China watchers say the country’s reaction to the ruling will have an impact on its regional and international relations.
Ren Quanping investigates reports his client was assaulted and gets detained for 'spreading rumors.'
China's tech-savvy 'new social class' has been resistant to government propaganda and censorship.
Dozens remain behind bars, with no access to defense attorneys, and may be at risk of torture and ill-treatment.
Zhao Wei is said to have 'confessed' to breaking the law, according to police.
A request to return outspoken bookseller Lam Wing-kei to police in China's Ningbo sparks fear and outrage in the former British colony.
Local residents hit out at a lack of government preparation for heavy summer rains.
Demand from Ningbo authorities comes as Hong Kong officials visit Beijing for talks on notification of arrest of Hong Kong's citizens on mainland.
The country's internet regulator says stories based on unnamed or unverified sources are banned.
The government should do far more to protect press freedom, an industry association finds in an annual report.
An activist who had complained on social media about being tailed by state security police is found hanging in an alleged suicide.
Ling Jihua, whose son died in the notorious Beijing Ferrari crash of 2012, pleads guilty to all charges.
After the main protest ends peacefully, police fire pepper spray at a later, 'unauthorized' group.