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Qingdao dissident Mu Chuanheng arrested

August 13, 2001

Qingdao police arrested long-time pro-democracy dissident Mu Chuanheng on charges of incitement to overthrow the government on Aug. 13. More than ten officers from Qingdao Public Security Bureau took Mr. Mu from his home along with his computer, written materials and letters. Mr. Mu's arrest follows his outspoken support for the immediate release of fellow dissident Yan Peng, who was arrested on July 11 of illegal emigration.