(The Chinese Human Rights Defenders, March 14, 2014) – We are overwhelmed with grief over the death ofCao Shunli (曹顺利), a fellow human rights defender. Cao Shunli will be remembered by those in China and elsewhere for the sacrifices that she made in unflinchingly promoting human rights, especially her leading role in a campaign to demand the Chinese government allow genuine civil society participation when China underwent the Universal Periodic Review in 2009 and 2013. Cao Shunli passed away at the Beijing No. 309 Military Hospital on March 14, 2014.
Source: Chinese Human Rights Defenders