Authorities still hold a rights activist who reported a self-immolation protest on Tiananmen Square.
Ding Jiaxi's defense was not allowed to speak on his behalf or cross-examine witnesses, the lawyer says.
Some activists evade police for long enough to pay their respects, while others are prevented from leaving home.
Local people say their drinking water has been 'poisoned' by trash buried in a nearby dumping ground.
The authorities ignore requests for meetings with three lawyers being held in a Heilongjiang detention center.
Feng Congde, veteran of the 1989 student protests in Beijing 25 years ago, says Taiwan's Occupy movement could improve the island's democracy.
The herders are calling on the government to compensate them for grazing bans, as promised by Beijing.
Authorities say 18 people have been detained during five days of demonstrations and clashes with police.
A relative hits out at the investigation into Zhou Yongkang's family.
Protesters accuse riot police of extreme brutality, as transportation links to the city are cut off.
Activists mount a campaign to make her feel happier, despite her solitude.
Most of the abandoned infants have congenital health problems and are left by poorer families, experts say.