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Dear Reader,

(including all its subsidiary (and/or sister) pages on "coombs.anu.edu.au" server) has permanently ceased its publishing operations on Friday 21st January 2011.

All of the online resources reported here have been thoroughly checked at the time of their listing. However, it is possible that, with the with the passage of time, many of the originally reported materials might have been removed from the Internet, or changed their online address, or varied the scope and quality of their contents.

Fortunately, in several cases it is possible to access many of the older versions of the resources listed in the MONITOR. This can be easily done via the free services of the "The Internet Archive" http://web.archive.org/, a remarkable brainchild of Brewster Kahle, San Francisco, CA.

- with warm regards -

Editor, Dr T. Matthew Ciolek.

Canberra, 21 January 2011.

06 June 2005

Laoqai Research Foundation (LRF)


The Laogai Research Foundation, Washington, DC, USA

"In 1992, the Laogai Research Foundation was established [by Hongda Harry Wu - ed.] to gather information and spread public awareness on the Chinese Laogai. The Foundation publishes an annual Laogai Handbook, newsletters, special investigative reports, as well as assisting television media in preparing documentary films on the Laogai. Since its inception, the LRF has expanded its focus to document and report on other systemic human rights violations in China, including public executions, organ harvesting from executed prisoners, the coercive enforcement of China's population control policy, and persecution of religious believers."

Site contents:
* News (Prisons/Forced Labor, Dissent, Human Rights, Religions, Others); * Commentary; * Reports; * Publications (The Laogai Research Foundation's '2003-2004 Laogai Handbook' [the 444-page Handbook, bilingual in English and Chinese, is the world's only independent and publicly available catalogue of China's Laogai prison system. The handbook identifies more information about China's prison camps than ever before, and details camps' locations, types of facilities, types of products produced by prisoners - ed.], LRF special report [March 2005] - A look at judicial reform in China: the death penalty and shuanggui (double regulations), Human Rights in China review of [a book on China's one-child policy] 'Better Ten Graves than One Extra Birth', Laogai Report, Summer 2004 Vol. 12 No.2 , 'Fire Under the Snow: Testimony of a Tibetan Prisoner' by Palden Gyatso, Washington, D.C.: Laogai Research Foundation, 2003. 300 pages, 'Difficult Years' by Wenche He'en, Washington, D.C.: Laogai Research Foundation, 2004. 153 pages, 'One Man, Two Stories Volume One: Thunderstorm in the Night' by Harry Wu, Washington, D.C.: Laogai Research Foundation, 2004. 249 pages, Laogai Report, Spring 2004 Vol. 12 No.1, Laogai Report, Winter 2003 Vol.11 No.4, Laogai Research Foundation Special Reports, Laogai Report, Spring 2003 Vol. 11 No.1, Laogai Report, Winter 2002 Vol. 10 No. 4.); * Documents; * FAQ; * About us; * Testimony; * Population Control; * Organ Harvesting; * Links.


Internet Archive

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Laogai Research Foundation (yp@laogai.org)

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Please note that the above details were correct on 12 October 2005. To suggest an update, please email the site's editor at tmciolek@ciolek.com