China: Standing their ground: Thousands face violent eviction in China

China: Standing their ground: Thousands face violent eviction in China

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Index Number: ASA 17/001/2012
Date Published: 11 October 2012
Categories: China

In the last three years, the pace of forced evictions in China has accelerated. Urbanization and the pursuit of profit have driven millions from their homes. Evictions are increasingly violent, with people being harassed, beaten and sometimes killed for daring to resist. Forced evictions now account for the most significant source of discontent in the country. This report offers a glimpse into the challenges facing China. The struggle for people to protect their homes and farmland is also their struggle for justice, equality and a say in the future of their country. FOR SPECIFIC CASE INFORMATION SEE http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/info/ASA17/049/2012/en


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