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The following are some of the individuals known to have been detained or sentenced to prison as a result of posting material on the Internet. SENTENCED Guo Qinghai
Correction: In 2003, HRIC erroneously reported that Jin Haike, Xu Wei, Yang Zili and Zhang Honghai were charged with “inciting subversion of state power.” The actual charge was “subversion of state power.” The correction has been made in this press release. Jin Haike, Xu Wei, Yang Zili and Zhang...
Correction: In 2003, HRIC erroneously reported that Jin Haike, Xu Wei, Yang Zili and Zhang Honghai were charged with “inciting subversion of state power.” The actual charge was “subversion of state power.” The correction has been made in this press release. Beijing Municipal People's Procuratorate...
An undated photo of Lin Zhao, born in 1932, pen-name of Peng Lingzhao. Lin was labeled a “rightist” in 1957 when she was 25 after she made remarks publicly showing sympathy towards “rightist” schoolmates. Later she wrote articles for an unofficial publication and sent a long petition to Mao Zedong...
Li Wangyang , a veteran labor rights activist from Hunan Province, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for “incitement to subvert state power” by the People’s Intermediate Court of Shaoyang on September 20, 2001. Li was accused of subversion for demanding that the government pay for treatment of...
Still recovering from an unexpected ordeal On July 14, one day after Beijing was selected as the host of the 2008 Olympic Games, Dr. Li Shaomin was tried on charges of espionage. The result, announced the same day, was a forgone conclusion: guilty as charged. However, Li was not sentenced to prison...
Li Shaomin, Gao Zhan & Qin Guangguang have been released due to pressure from the United States, but Qu Wei, convicted in the same spying case, is serving a 13-year prison term. Below is some information about him. Qu Wei was born in 1954 into an official family. At the age of 17, he joined the...
The unexplained disappearance of Leung Wah Soon after the news broke about the arrest of a number of academics, the murder of Hong Kong democracy activist Leung Wah in Shenzhen shocked Hong Kong, playing on the worst fears about China and the power of the police there to detain people without...
When the news broke in March that US-based Chinese scholar Gao Zhan had been detained on spying charges, it quickly led to the release of information about other similar cases of academics who had been arrested by State Security authorities.
Hada was sentenced to a 15-year prison term on November 11, 1996, for “separatism” and “espionage”. He is being held in Inner Mongolia’s No. 4 Prison, and suffers from pneumonia and intestinal problems.

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